News archive - Keeping up the Momentum: Improving Civil Society Cooperation with Public Institutions in the Western Balkans and Turkey

TACSO (Technical Assistance for Civil Society Organisations) developed the concept for the report "Keeping up the Momentum: Improving Civil Society Cooperation with Public Institutions in the Western Balkans and Turkey" in the spring of 2012 and the report was researched and written by the European Centre for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) in the summer and autumn of 2012. 

The Document deals with the institutional mechanisms of cooperation and policy documents at the national level. Recognizing that any comparison of national regimes is a formidable task, an effort is made in the Report to build comparisons on common denominators that are sufficiently loose to integrate less significant variations among the countries that are examined, but sufficiently specific to produce meaningful comparisons. 


The report will be published on April 2, 2013. and will be available on www.tacso.org.

The report covers the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey, and focuses on national policies and mechanisms for cooperation between the two sectors. TACSO’s initial intention was to prepare a report as a background material for its regional conference on cooperation between CSOs and public institutions, “Keeping up the Momentum: Improving Civil Society Cooperation with Public Institutions in the Western Balkans and Turkey” in Skopje, November 2012. However, it has become apparent that the report fills a significant gap, and provides a much-needed snapshot of the current state of cooperation between the two sectors in the region. 

The overall aim of the Report is to present the current state of institutional cooperation between the government/parliament and civil society organisations in the countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey by: providing an analysis of the rationale and the ensuing benefits of cooperation by outlining critical issues and providing recommendations as to how to improve the current mechanisms of institutional cooperation and increase the role of CSOs in that process. The Report seeks to highlight good practices, outline key factors for success, identify challenges, and facilitate the sharing of experiences and lessons learnt among the countries concerned. 


 

Geographical focus
  • International; Other
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Desiree Pecarz on March 28, 2013
Modified on March 28, 2013