Join us in making a difference. EDYN partners with leading organizations, foundations, corporations, and individual philanthropists who share our mission to support young leaders in Europe fighting for democracy.

Donate to us from the USA through our fiscal sponsor:

Chapel and York – Link

Interested in partnering with us or learning more?

Contact our Partnership and Outreach Manager: Carlotta Serioli [email protected]


National Democratic Institute
  • Institutional Development Grant
    Key projects include:
    • Institutional development (chapters management and development; membership management and recruitment; Ambassador elections, Leadership Council elections; activities design; management; implementation; and reporting; stakeholder management with NDI, the Board of Trustees, the Leadership Council, external partners and donors; management of Committees; internal and external communications via social media platforms, newsletter, private groups, opinion pieces, public statements and advocacy campaigns).
    • Mentorship Program for young politicians seeking to run for office/run a political campaign led by a member of EDYN’s Board of Trustees, who’s an established US political campaign strategist.
    • Micro-regranting to five chapter-led projects (Membership Engagement Fund), including EDYN Albania’s member-led training on fundraising, EDYN Croatia’s No Hate campaign, and EDYN Moldova’s roundtables with Members of Parliament
    • Annual Conference in Bratislava, Slovakia
    • Project Management Training in Budva, Montenegro. 15 EDYN members participated in the 3-day workshop, focused on developing project management skills in the context of managing all the phases of the project cycle, including project initiation, project planning, execution, project monitoring and controlling, and project closing. The workshop combined informative lectures with hands-on practical sessions, covering the most important aspects of how to follow a structured way to create, execute, and finish a project; how to identify clear phases, milestones, and deliverable’ how to have better communication among stakeholders; risk management and quality control.
    • Diplomatic Protocol Training in Budapest, Hungary. 15 EDYN members participated in the 3-day workshop and learned the intricate rules of conduct; how to cultivate positive relationships with courtesy, class, and politeness in corporate, social, and diplomatic interactions; and how to navigate corporate and diplomatic landscapes with finesse, avoiding missteps and faux pas. They learned how to communicate formally and informally with national authorities and foreign partners; they developed personal etiquette, dress code, and dining skills for professional success, they acquired skills to organize representational events that project an image of success and prestige; and they were taught how to provide superior event management service to beneficiaries, partners, and the public, fostering positive relationships with grace and courtesy; and they enhanced their communication skills and public relations with the media, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the general public.
    • Upcoming – Fundraising Training in Bratislava, Slovakia for 15 EDYN members who will attend three days of lectures, case studies, discussions and practical sessions on outreach to donors and partners, communications, budget management, and digital communication strategy.


European Commission
  • Horizon 2040 grant
    Upon receiving a perfect score of 15/15 in the Commission’s evaluations, EDYN HQ will receive the grant from early 2025 to the end of 2027. The overall amount is 4 million euros, which will be divided among our Consortium partners, which include the Austrian Institute of Technology (Consortium Lead), Strategic Design Scenarios, WeDo, Missions Publiques, Fraunhofer Institute of Systems and Innovation Research, the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, the European Partnership for Democracy, the European University Institute, the European Youth Forum, and Through this grant, EDYN HQ will organize for EDYN members workshops, policy debates, youth-led advocacy campaigns, and engagements with institutions and policymakers across all EDYN country chapters and European capitals.
  • Erasmus+ grant
    EDYN HQ is currently administering the grant until the end of 2025. The overall amount is €500K, shared among our Consortium partners, which include DYPALL (Consortium Lead), the Assembly of the European Regions, Europiamo, Nordland, YEPP Europe, and SQ LEARN. From spring 2024 until late 2025, EDYN HQ will participate in two EU publications on youth engagement that will feature EDYN members’ success stories. Moreover, we will organize a study visit to Bratislava and Vienna and send EDYN members to a Summer Academy for Young Leaders in Norway, a study trip to Paris and Brussels, an advocacy trip to Strasbourg, and the project’s final conference in Portugal.

The goal of both European Commission-funded projects is for European youth (i.e. EDYN members) to engage with civil society, policy-makers, institutions, and older generations to ensure youth has a seat at the decision-making table. The findings and results emerging from these initiatives will be presented to European Commission decision-makers and representatives, thereby contributing to the shaping of future European policies in a youth-driven fashion.



  • NATO, which funded our #WeAreTheNoHateGeneration campaign
  • British Embassy, which funded EDYN Slovakia’s GOTV campaign, EDYN’s Brain Drain Campaign, EDYN’s European elections GOTV campaign, and four scholarships to the University of Oxford’s Rising Public Leaders Programme at the Blavatnik School of Government



Our success is also made possible through the collaboration with our trusted partners. We are proud to work alongside these organizations, who have offered in-kind contributions and covered pro-bono our members’ participation in their events, training, conferences, workshops, and study visits.

  • IRI
  • Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung) KAS
  • American Council of Young Political Leaders ACYPL
  • European Commission’s Summit for Democracy’s Youth Democracy Cohort
  • Woolf Institute at the University of Cambridge
  • University of Oxford
  • US Embassy in Bratislava
  • Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies
  • New Direction foundation
  • European Economic and Social Committee
  • Apple Europe



  • Strategic Analysis
  • Culture Pulse
  • The Center for International Private Enterprise CIPE
  • GMF
  • IREX
  • Participation Factory