Our Story:

Baytna was established in 2013 with the main objective to enable and strengthen civil societies as a force for democratic change. It provides a platform for all CSO’s fighting against oppression, aggressive powers and all unfriendly actors in middle east and north Africa.

Baytna promotes inclusiveness, respect for human rights, accountability, and civil liberties using tools such as advocacy, lobbying, and policy making. By doing so, it strives to lay the foundation for long- term stability across the country and prepare for a democratic future.

Together we strive to empower the future.

Our Vision, Mission and Values:


An active civil society that fosters knowledge development; promotes active citizenship; practices democracy; defends, preserves, and channels citizens’ rights and interests; and develops a common set of values for all.


We are a non-profit/non-governmental organization that works to empower civil society to achieve democratic transition by:

  • Establishing neutral spaces for civil society actors and facilitating collaboration among local, regional, and international CSOs;
  • Disseminating knowledge about and deepening concepts and frameworks of a diverse and inclusive civil society;
  • Awarding grants to implement civil society approaches and strengthen the legitimacy of civic action;
  • Promoting transparency and accountability within civil society;
  • Advocating for the causes, rights, and freedoms of the oppressed people locally and internationally.

Our Values

Since 2017, 110 projects were granted for a total of EUR 1,354,472.36 | 127 workshops were organized for a total of EUR 196,467.72 | 450 events were hosted with more than 10,000 attending

Grants by theme

Number of training events per theme

Events by theme

Grants by year (€)

Women participation rate per year in capacity building (%)

Count of events per year

Work with us

Join our team

Work with us

Request for Proposals