The second in this series, this report deals with the EU's engagement with civil society, highlighting phenomena such as centralization among grantees, EU-funded networks, and involvement of NGOs in policy-making.
Gerald Steinberg explains that the major issues regarding foreign government funding for powerful and politicized Israeli NGOs are not going to go away simply because Israeli legislation is passed.
German federal funding is allocated to, amongst others, political advocacy NGOs that promote BDS and lawfare campaigns, through direct and indirect funding mechanisms.
NGO Monitor has influenced European parliaments to debate funding NGOs involved in the Arab-Israeli conflict as well as those involved in BDS campaigns.
NGO Monitor research has influenced European governments to re-think the process for distributing funds to NGOs.
Since 2000, the EU has refused to release protocols established regarding funding of NGOs in the Middle East.