We are please invite you to a consultation and validation session for the Second Assessment against the DG NEAR Guidelines for EU Support to Civil Society in the Enlargement region for 2023.

This second assessment aims to assess the situation against the Guidelines for 2023 and to compare it with the baseline situation for 2021. This assessment and comparison will provide essential information on how civil society is changing in our region. The assessment findings will feed into the annual EU reporting process on progress towards EU integration and eventual EU membership.

Seven consultation sessions are being organised, one for each IPA Beneficiary in the region. All sessions will be held online. The sessions will be in English, with simultaneous interpretation in the local language(s) available.

The sessions present the main findings of the country-level reports. The reports are based on research conducted in early 2024, including major surveys of civil society organisations and public authorities, a legal analysis, and focus group discussions.

The schedule of the sessions:

The deadline to apply is 19 April 2024 for the following:

  • North Macedonia: 22 April 2024, 14:00 CEST
  • Serbia: 24 April 2024, 14:00 CEST
  • Albania: 25 April 2024, 10:00 CEST
  • Kosovo*: 25 April 2024, 14:00 CEST

The deadline to apply is 26 April 2024 for the following :

  • Türkiye: 2 May 2024, 13:00 CEST (14:00 Türkiye time)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: 8 May 2024, 10:00 CEST
  • Montenegro: 8 May 2024, 14:00 CEST

To sign up for these sessions, please register at https://crm.tacso.eu/validation

Please also indicate which of the sessions you would like to attend.

You will receive an email with a link to the meeting and supporting materials before the session.

Thank you,