This policy brief aims to raise awareness among governmental officials and civil society representatives about the significance of nonfinancial forms of support (NFS) for the development of civil society in the countries from the Balkans and Turkey1. Civil society organizations (CSOs) have benefit from NFS, particularly in the Western Balkan
countries, where long term financial (institutional) support – which otherwise would guarantee higher organizational sustainability – is scarce, as it is provided by very few donors2. While financial state support in the region is insufficient3, non-financial forms of public support are widespread in practice, especially at the local level of