Budapest, view from Gellért Hill. Photo: Alan Grant
As a non-profit policy and research institute, ESI depends on the financial support of different institutions. To make sure that we draw on the widest range of expertise, ESI co-operates in close partnership with other research institutions, governments, international agencies, NGOs, the media and the private sector.
Thanks to our unique network of Strategic Partners and Supporters, we are able to offer our analysis and services free of charge.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of all our donors, who value our work and have supported us financially. The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency is suporting our work on EU enlargement, capacity building, and EU-Turkey relations. Stiftung Mercator and the Robert Bosch Stiftung have made the Schengen White List Project possible, which aims to contribute to the abolition of the visa requirement for all Western Balkan countries and Turkey. The Foundation to Promote Open Society supports our work to promote reform of key European institutions and to ensure a more robust response to human rights violations, most notably politically-motivated detentions and torture. ERSTE Stiftung is supporting ESI's work on the Balkans and on EU enlargement, including the EU enlargement portal. ERSTE Stiftung also funded the Return to Europe documentary films.
The Swiss Foreign Ministry supported our work on advocating for an inclusive debate on the education system in Kosovo. The Dutch Foreign Ministry supported our research on Macedonia's stalled EU accession. The European Commission supported our research project on EU-Turkey relations. The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation helped us to support local efforts to map social and economic trends. The Norwegian Minstry of Foreign Affairs and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office were supporting our municipal research and allowing us to present it to an even wider audience. The British Department for International Development supported an ESI Bosnian Governance Assessment. The Open Society Institute was a major core funder, also supporting capacity building in the Caucasus. We would not have been able to co-organize conferences without the cooperation with partners such as Wilton Park and the King Baudouin Foundation. In the past, the Governments of Sweden, Slovenia, Ireland, Canada, Germany and the Dutch Embassy in Sarajevo have been dedicated supporters of ESI, funding our research and our studies. The United States Institute of Peace has funded the ESI Montenegro project, enabling us to produce two major reports and a policy proposal. The Swedish Institute for International Affairs sponsored and co-organised ESI's first high-level brainstorming seminar, inviting key policy makers and regional experts to develop new policy concepts for the future. Core funding has been provided by a variety of Supporters, most notably the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Swedish government which in particular has supported our work on the Balkans and Turkey. With their generous financial support, all these institutions have enabled us to directly assist policymakers engaged in difficult decisions on complex issues.
With their generous financial support, all these institutions have enabled us to directly assist policymakers engaged in difficult decisions on complex issues. We thank all our Supporters for their constant encouragement and financial support!