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Enabling Environment for Civil Society Development in the Black Sea Region: Towards a Regional Strategy for Cooperation



This report has been commissioned by FOND with the aim to assess the state of the enabling environment (EE) for civil society development (CSDev) in eight countries of the Black Sea region: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. In doing so, the report gathers and synthesizes proposals for strategic priori es of CSOs in the Black Sea countries via 3-month research including desktop research, on-line survey, focus groups and selected interviews, and iden fies the role of the Black Sea NGO Forum in addressing these needs and challenges. The analy cal framework put forward by the team of the Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN) who conducted the research and prepared this report was based on combina on of its experience in monitoring the EE for CSDev in EU Enlargement countries with the Monitoring Matrix Tool-kit and the Civil Society Partnership for Development Effec veness (CPDE) Framework for Assessing Enabling Environment Progress resul ng in analysis of 10 core dimensions of EE for CSDev.

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