Lithuanian Non-Governmental Development Cooperation Organisations

Eastern Europe Studies Centre

I. Field of Activity and Areas of Expertise
Main Field of Expertise: II. Good Governance, Civic Engagement, Human Rights, Political Freedoms and Democratically Elected Institution/Elections Observation
Additional Field of Expertise: III. Sustainable Development , Gender Equality and Women's Rights/Empowerment
Field of Activity: Research, Advocacy/Policy Advice/Policy Development, Capacity Building/Training
II. General Information
Internet site:
Address: D. Poškos Str. 59, Vilnius
Tel./fax.: 370 5 270 5993
Contact person/contact details: Head of Civil Society Development & Co-operation Division Anastasija Panasevič at Phone: +370 656 04 004
Number of employees: 12
Existing since: 2006
Source(s) of funding:
EU Structural Funds in Lithuania
Line Ministries Financing
Development Cooperation Finances (national ODA budget line)
Annual turnover (in Litas): 1 euro= 3.45 Litas
≤ 1 mln.
Member of Lithuanian Umbrella:
(Lithuanian Umbrella is a non-formal entity uniting NGDO Platform and LITDEA)
About the Organisation. Role, goals, key activities: The Eastern Europe Studies Centre (EESC) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation that aims at building civil society and promoting democracy in Eastern Europe by monitoring and researching political, economic, and social developments in the region and developing qualitative analyses. EESC organizes conferences, seminars, and round-table discussions on the issues relevant to civil society and democracy, builds capacities through tailored training in areas of its mission and offers consultations and quality advice to individuals and organisations engaged in the activities in Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia. EESC specializes in the EU Eastern Neighbourhood policy.
III. Development Cooperation Experience
Geographical coverage of activities: Afghanistan, Belarus, Cuba, Georgia, Ukraine
Short-term assistance/expertise (study visits, trainings, fact finding missions, feasibility studies etc.) provided in third countries
Country and benefiting organisation/organiserDate (Month, Year)Brief description of the eventThematic topics covered
Belarus, Women Independent Democratic Movement 2013 Conference Advocacy Tools
Ukraine 0 Seminar Relations of Eastern Partnership countries with EU
Belarus, United Students of Belarus 0 Study visit/Trainings Leadership
Belarus, Belarusian Research Council 0 Conference Advocacy Tools, Policy paper writing
Ukraine 2012 Other Relations of Eastern Partnership countries with EU
Georgia 2012 Other Leadership
Belarus, Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions 2012 Study visit/Trainings Advocacy Tools, Policy paper writing
Afghanistan 2012 Study visit/Trainings Election Observation
Georgia 2011 Study visit/Trainings Project development
Afghanistan 2011 Study visit/Trainings Project development
Participation in projects in the third countries
Project TitlePartner Country where project was implementedDuration (start/end dates)Partner(s) from EU/if applicablePartner(s) in the beneficiary/third countryOrganisation's role in the ProjectBrief description of the ProjectBudget
Women’s rights in Belarus – investing into the future” Belarus 2012-11 – 2014 - 05 Women Independent Democratic Movement Project Lead Other <200 000 EUR
“Support for the sectoral development of research and legal environment in Belarus and increasing the coordination among international implementers and policy makers” Belarus 2013 – 02 – 2014 -02 Project Lead Other <100 000 EUR
“Raising the Expertise of Grassroots Level Researchers in Belarus” Belarus 2013-01 – 2014-01 Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies Project Lead Other <100 000 EUR
V. Capacity Building Needs
Project Cycle Management
Partner Search
Resource Mobilisation
VI. Planned/Preferred Project Activities in 2014 and beyond
Target CountryThematic AreaSearching for Partner
In EUIn partner country
Belarus Gender Equality and Women's Rights/Empowerment No Yes
Republic of Moldova Human Rights Yes Yes
Georgia Children and Youth/Children‘s Rights No Yes