Monitoring Matrix on Enabling Environment for Civil Society Development

Throughout the year 2015, civil society organizations (‘CSOs’) in the Western Balkans and Turkey operated in a relatively stable and unchanged environment compared to 2014 and 2013. The political calamities, coupled with the rise of citizen unrest and the refugee crisis in the Enlargement countries left little room for improvements of the environment for civil […]

What is enabling environment for civil society development?

The enabling environment for civil society is broadly defined as the conditions within which civil society works. Specifically, enabling environment is viewed as the varied array of conditions — economic, political, social, cultural, legal, and otherwise — that affect the capacity of citizens, whether individually or collectively, to voluntarily participate in civil society. The enabling environment […]