May 22, 2008

NGO Monitor Releases Groundbreaking Report on EU Funding of NGOs

NGO Monitor has released its report examining European Union (EU) funding of political NGOs in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

The fifty page report, "Europe's Hidden Hand," reveals for the first time that between 2005 and 2007, the EU provided tens of millions of Euros from public money to NGOs whose activities directly contradict EU policy.

The report also details the lack of transparency and accountability in EU funding of NGOs.

The analysis has already begun to have an impact, as a Member of the European Parliament has utilized the report to press the European Commission to explain the inconsistencies in their NGO funding policy and process.

Read the executive summary in Hebrew or English.

Read the full report, Europe's Hidden Hand - EU funding for political NGOs in the Arab Israeli conflict: Analyzing processes and impact.