International Renaissance Foundation


The International Renaissance Foundation (IRF) is one of the first charity organisations created to assist development of open and democratic society in Ukraine.
IRF has been main and the oldest partner of “Europe without barriers” since the beginning of its activities, having supported projects  of civil monitoring visa practices of EU states in Ukraine, promoting reforms aimed to visa cancelling and independent expertize, explanatory work and information campaigns in  Ukraine and EU countries. 



 Stefan Batory Foundation


Stefan Batory Foundation is an independent organisation founded in 1988 by American financier and philanthropist George Soros and a group of Polish democratic leaders. Stefan Batory Foundation is a key partner of “Europe without barriers” in activities of the international coalition “Visa-Free Europe” and in common work on the project “Eastern Partnership Visa Liberalization Index



SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency)


Swedish International Development Agency is the government agency under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden responsible for providing assistance to countries that build democratic governance, developing civil society and promoting the values of freedom, including freedom of movement. The agency was founded in 1995 in the city of Stockholm, Sweden.


Paweł Zalewski

Member of the European Parliament from the party Civic Platform (Poland). Vice-Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on International Trade. Partner of “Europe without barriers” in organizing events within the walls of the European Parliament and outside it.




Group 484


Group 484 is a Serbian non-governmental organization established in 1995 to support refugee families that sought asylum in Serbia. Group 484 conducted intensive analytical, advocacy activities in migration and visa area, as a result having contributed to a decision to cancel the visa regime for Serbian citizens by the European Union in December 2009. “Europe without Barriers” cooperates with the Group 484 for study and borrowing of the best practices from the Western Balkans aiming to reach the abolition of visa regime for Ukraine and other Eastern European countries.





PASOS is a non-profit organization which is a pan-European network of think tanks registered in Prague, Czech Republic. PASOS activities aimed at the promotion and protection of democracy, human rights and open society values. Together with PASOS EWB has made the first comparative analysis of the readiness of the Eastern Partnership to facilitate and complete lifting of the visa regime with the EU.



European Stability Initiative(2)

 European Stability Initiative  (ESI)Berlin – Brussels – Istanbul

European Stability Initiative (ESI) is a non-profit research and policy institute, created for in-depth analysis of problem issues in order to ensure stability and prosperity in Europe. ESI conducted expert and public support of the process of visa liberalization for the Western Balkans, introducing innovative methods of independent monitoring and lobbying that are now used by EWB in Ukraine and other Eastern European countries.




Центр європейської політики

 European Policy Centre (EPC)


European Policy Centre (EPC) is an independent, non-profit think tank, working with the issues of European integration. EPC works on the European and global policy to provide its members and the general public with rapid, high-quality information and analysis of the European Union as well as processes of global politics. It aims to promote a balanced dialogue between the different constituencies of its membership, spanning all aspects of economic life. European Policy Centre is a permanent partner of “Europe without barriers” in organizing of public events in Brussels, work with the European institutions and their officials.




Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation (ACGRC)


Analytical Center on Globalization and Regional Cooperation (ACGRC) is a think tank and social movement aimed at promoting democratic values and strengthening of civil society and the rule of law in Armenia, the development of a free market economy, regional integration and the peaceful settlement of regional conflicts. Together with the Center EWB holds public events in Armenia, distribute information on best practices of those developed by “Europe without Barriers” in Ukraine and abroad.


 Black Sea Trust

Black Sea Trust

The BST is a project of German Marshall Fund, which promotes civic initiatives and non-governmental organizations in the Black Sea region. The fund supports advocacy activities of  “Europe without barriers” aimed at forming in Europe public opinion in favor of the abolition of visa regime.

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