This report has been commissioned by the Black Sea NGO Forum with the aim to assess the state of the enabling
environment (EE) for civil society development (CSDev) in eight countries of the Black Sea region : Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. In doing so, the report gathers and synthesizes
proposals for strategic priori􀀟es of CSOs in the Black Sea countries via 3-month research including desktop
research, on-line survey, focus groups and selected interviews, and iden􀀟fies the role of the Black Sea NGO Forum
in addressing these needs and challenges.