Thursday, 25 September 2014

BCSDN Published the 1st Monitoring Matrix Regional Report on the State of Civil Society in Enlargement Countries

Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN) presents the 1st-ever Regional Report on Enabling Environment for Civil Society Development in Enlargement Countries, developed in partnership with ECNL. The Report summarises the key findings from 8 country reports in the Western Balkans and Turkey, prepared by using the Monitoring Matrix Toolkit which guided the monitoring of the civil society enabling environment progress in the countries.

The main aim of the Report is to identify the key common issues across the region, in order to highlight the priorities for intervention on regional level, and to support efforts of CSOs, public authorities and the EU in the creation of a more conducive environment for civil society.
The Report was initially presented on 27 May 2014 at the EU policy workshop in Brussel.
 The presentation was accompanied by a panel discussion on “What is the environment in which CSOs work, and what can the EC and Governments do to improve it”, featuring Andris Kesteris, Principle Advisor for Civil Society and Media of the DG Enlargement, Marina Skrabalo, EESC Members/GONG, Gjergji Vurmo, BCSDN Board member/Albanian CSO Task Force and Oliver Henman, ENNA/NCVO. The workshop gathered over 40 representatives of the EC, European networks, experts and civil society from the region.
The project is funded by the EU and supported by the Balkan Trust for Democracy.

For further information please contact Tanja Hafner Ademi at or Ilina Nesik at

Information provided by Ilina Nesik, BCSDN

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