Case Studies

December 2020
Support of CSOs in times of COVID-19
How joint efforts in Europe build resilience


The NEF publication is available: click here for the full text.

We would like to share with you how the Network of European Foundations and its programmes have supported civil society during the COVID-19 pandemic and helped mitigate some of its most dire social impacts. We would be happy to receive your comments on this latest NEF publication, ‘Support to CSOs in times of COVID-19’.

May 2018
Pooling Funds, Pooling Strengths: A case study of the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB)


The NEF case study on EFB is available: click here for the full text.

On the EFB’s 10th anniversary, this case study explores how the fund became a uniting force for the region. This includes shoring up pro-EU sentiment, promoting democratic development, and boosting cross-border cooperation on the region’s journey towards EU accession.

November 2017
Pooling Funds, Pooling Strengths: A case study of the European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM)


The NEF case study on EPIM is available: click here for the full text.

This case study identifies what made EPIM work, and what lessons it offers for others seeking to impact their own field. It shows the importance of a strong governance model and central coordination in any collaboration.