ERIC Number: ED404958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Fortifying the Foundations: U.S. Support for Developing and Strengthening Democracy in East Central Europe.
Lazar, Mark, Ed.
The East Central Europe Information Exchange collects and disseminates information on exchange and training programs undertaken with American private and governmental funding. This study focused on programs related to democratization and civil society. An introductory section defines the parameters, background, and research methodology; lists the funding agencies involved; and summarizes some of the survey results and conclusions. Next, the section titled "Perspectives" presents four essays: (1) "Exporting Legal Reform and the Rule of Law to Central and Eastern Europe" (G.H.W. Baker), which highlights assistance efforts devoted to legal reform; (2) "U.S. Support for Nongovernmental Organizations" (Katherine Cornell Gorka), which reviews the history of U.S. assistance to nongovernmental organizations in East Central Europe; (3) "Building Democracy at the Local Level: The Case of Poland" (Joanna Regulska), which illustrates with a case study many aspects of a program of assistance to local governments; and (4) "Promoting and Protecting Human Rights: A Model for Technical Assistance to NGOs in Central and Eastern Europe" (Edwin Rekosh) presents a model for assisting the development of non-governmental organizations fostering human rights. Section 2 of the report includes a sample project survey; and various types of program data, such as organization by primary field of activity, type of project, funding, and contact person. Appendixes contain a list of Soros Foundation and Democracy Network programs and 12 references. (CH)
Descriptors: Civil Law, Civil Liberties, Cultural Exchange, Democratic Values, Exchange Programs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, International Law, Nonprofit Organizations, Philanthropic Foundations
IIE Books, Institute of International Education, P.O. Box 371, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0371 ($12, plus $2 handling).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.; Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Institute of International Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Hungary; Macedonia; Romania; Slovakia; Slovenia