Civil Society-Monitoring in CEE

“Civil Socie­ty­-­Mo­ni­to­ring in CEE” is a moni­to­ring study conducted by the Compe­tence Center for NPOs and SE in colla­bo­ra­tion with the ERSTE Foun­da­tion and a group of local experts in Central and Eastern Europe. The aim of the project is to reveal recent deve­lop­ments in the Civil Society sector in 16 CEE-­coun­tries*) as well as to enhance the visi­bi­lity of the sector and to improve the public percep­tion of its many facets. As part of this process, the study also seeks to streng­then Civil Society Orga­niza­t­ions’ (CSOs) awareness of being an inte­gra­tive part of Civil Society. In addi­tion, by invol­ving rese­ar­chers from various coun­tries, the study further­more aims to promote networ­king in the scien­tific commu­nities as well as to support future rese­arch efforts on the topic of Civil Society.

For this purpose of the current study, it is planned to conduct an online-­survey addres­sing a minimum of 100 CSOs per country in various fields of activity. This approach allows prac­ti­tio­ners to voice their opinion on the current state of Civil Society in their respec­tive coun­tries, as valuable addi­tion to exis­ting moni­to­ring studies often presen­ting the assess­ment of rela­tively small groups of experts. There­fore, the CSO-­re­pre­sen­ta­tives are being addressed as experts for their respec­tive field of activity. Thus, the current study aims to provide a broader basis for the assess­ment of the current situa­tion as well as future deve­lop­ment trends in Civil Society in the parti­ci­pa­ting coun­tries.

The findings will be presented in a final report contai­ning an over­view chapter as well as indi­vi­dual chap­ters for all 16 coun­tries covered in the study. Our goal is to esta­blish a conti­nuous moni­to­ring of Civil Society in the CEE-­re­gion and there­fore to repeat the moni­to­ring process on a yearly basis.

Mag.rer.soc.oec. Eva More-Hollerweger
Eva More-Hollerweger
Senior-Researcherin, Obfrau des NPO-Instituts (Verein)
Aufgaben: NPOs, Zivilgesellschaft, Freiwilligenarbeit, Evaluationen und strategisches Management.
Flavia-Elvira Bogorin, BA, MSc (WU)
Flavia-Elvira Bogorin
Aufgaben: Jugend & Familie, Gesundheitsförderung & Prävention, Altenpflege- & Betreuung, Wohnungslosigkeit, Freiwilligenarbeit, Zivilgesellschaft

*) Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herze­go­vina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Repu­blic, Hungary, Kosovo, Mace­donia, Moldova, Monte­negro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia.