Democratic Ideas and Values
Regional Civic Engagement
To encourage youth participation in public life in the regions of Azerbaijan. The organization will organize events and train community leaders. 

NGO Networking
To conduct a series of public events in Azerbaijan. The events will explore civic values with partners from the region.  

Supporting Civic Participation
To promote activism and leadership. The organization will produce a handbook, conduct a series of trainings, and organize regional workshops.  

Resource Center
To develop the community organizing skills of Azerbaijani citizens. The organization will manage a resource center and hold civic education seminars. 

Democracy Deficit in Resource-Rich States
To develop new strategies for strengthening civil society. The organization will lead a series of conferences for civic leaders providing comparative lessons from Azerbaijan’s regional neighbors.

Promoting Civic Activism
To engage citizens on human rights topics. The organization will host a workshop, produce videos, and  hold public events. 

Dialogue on Reform
To improve networking and collaboration between community leaders in Azerbaijan. The organization will host events to bring together representatives of different generations and professions.

Democratic Ideas and Values
Leadership Network
To support a network of civic leaders. The organization will organize a series of events for leaders throughout Azerbaijan to examine the social and economic challenges facing the country and distribute educational materials on civic engagement. 

Independent Think Tank
To study issues related to human rights and accountability in Azerbaijan and conduct discussion based on this research.

Freedom of Association
Defending NGOs
To promote the right to association in Azerbaijan through trainings, legal aid, reporting, and advocacy. 

Freedom of Information
Regional Media Center
To support a media center in a provincial town in Azerbaijan. The organization will coordinate a network of local correspondents and inform the public about local news. The media center will expand its website, produce video news segments, and provide journalism training.

Independent Media
To strengthen the editorial independence of the media and promote freedom of speech. The organization will develop a weekly video program.

Investigative Journalism
To strengthen the editorial independence of the media and promote access to independent investigative journalism by producing an investigative television program.

Freedom of Information
Promoting Independent Journalism
To expand the availability of reliable and detailed information about Azerbaijan and to strengthen the independent media. The organization will produce video news segments. 

Promoting Independent Regional News
To strengthen the editorial independence of independent media and raise the professional standards of journalists by publishing and distributing a newspaper with coverage of local topics in rural regions.

Fostering New Media
To foster media skills among civic leaders in Azerbaijan. The organization will organize workshops, publish educational materials, and provide consultations. 

Internet Newspaper
To maintain a web-based newspaper. The site will host interactive features to promote commentary from its readership.

Human Rights
Promoting Adherences to International Human Rights Standards
To offer legal assistance to people in need. The organization will prepare cases for submission to the European Court on Human Rights and advocate for judicial reform. 

Local Human Rights Monitoring
To support human rights monitoring in the regions of Azerbaijan. The organization will train local leaders in human rights monitoring and reporting, host events to discuss the monitoring results, and operate community resource centers.

Political Processes
Pre-election Monitoring and Civic Outreach
To monitor the electoral environment in Azerbaijan, and promote civic engagement in the electoral process. The organization will produce reports , host public events throughout the country , and promote citizen participation.

Rule of Law
Human Rights Education
To promote awareness of human rights and rule of law in Azerbaijan. The organization will monitor human rights, provide legal aid, publish educational materials, and host educational events. 

Defending Freedom of Association
To defend freedom of association in Azerbaijan. The organization will develop recommendations to improve the legislation governing registration of NGOs, and provide legal assistance for NGOs seeking registration

Improving the Judicial System
To monitor the implementation of Azerbaijani law. The organization will provide legal assistance, monitor courts, and hold trainings.  

Supporting Freedom of Expression
To promote human rights norms and strengthen and protect the independent media. The organization will provide legal support and conduct strategic litigation.

Rule of Law
Defending the Rights of Citizens
To promote human rights in Azerbaijan. The organization will provide legal assistance, produce reports, and publicize its findings.

Grant descriptions are from the 2013 NED Annual Report.