Taking Stock of EU Civil Society Funding in EAP Countries
Publisher: EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Czech Republic
Local civil society groups in the Eastern Partnership countries need to work more close with international institutions that provide funding for civil society, according to a report by the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy.
Commissioned by the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, the report addresses issues of civil society organization (CSO) funding and gives recommendations to the EU on how to make it more effective. Researcher Věra Řiháčková focuses on two factors of EU EaP civil society funding: commitments made by the EU instruments to local civil society and the budget of the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument.
The paper found that local CSOs – with exception of those in Azerbaijan – enjoy higher support from EU external action instruments than other local actors.