The present programme focuses on CSO, i.e. all not-for-profit, non-market and non-state organisations and structures in which people organise to pursue shared objectives and ideals.
It is part of the Civil Society Facility which was set up by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Enlargement to give financial support for the development of civil society in the Western Balkans and Turkey.
The programme’s purpose is to achieve: ‘A more dynamic civil society actively participating in public debate on democracy, human rights, social inclusion and the rule of law and with capacity to influence policy and decision making processes’.
The activities to be implemented should contribute to the overall EU Enlargement policy on civil society development and lead to the following main results:
- Improved co-operation between Civil Society and public authorities;
- Better understanding and visibility of the work carried out by Civil Society;
- Regional and national CSO partnerships/networks perform timely consultations with citizens, pool expertise and produce high quality research, monitoring and strategic advocacy;
- Government institutions recognise the importance and value of civil society participation in reform processes.
List of projects:
351836 | Strengthening NGO capacity and promoting public health and human rights oriented drug policy in South Eastern Europe
351845 | Regional Youth Exchange Association
351846 | Stronger Social Dialog in Western Balkans Countries (SSD WBC)
351847 | European Integration and the social dimension: strengthening regional cooperation of trade unions in the Balkans
351850 | Western Balkans Pulse for Police Integrity and Trust (POINT)
351917 | Regional CSO platform advocating social innovation under employment policies that guarantees security for youth at risks
351920 | Balkans Independent Disability Framework
351922 | Balkan regional platform for youth participation and dialogue
351938 | Young with a Voice
351960 | Towards a Western Balkans and Turkey LGBTI Human Rights Regional Association