CSO METER: Civil Society Development in the Eastern Partnership region 2020
December 18, 2020

CSO METER: Civil Society Development in the Eastern Partnership region 2020

As part of its ‘CSO Meter’ initiative, the European Centre for Non-Profit Law (ECNL) and its partners in the six countries of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) monitor how laws and practices affect civic freedoms.

The CSO Meter tool is based on international and European standards and practices and its development and the preparation of country reports has been supported by the input of hundreds of CSOs across the region.

The present material provides an overview of the key developments related to civil society environment inArmenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine during the period 1 January – 1 June 2020. T

he aim of the overview is to highlight some general trends and their impact on fundamental rights in order to identify key concerns and support informed discussion on what could be done to safeguard civic space.



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