A comprehensive needs assessment of civil society in the Western Balkans and Turkey has been planned within the EU TACSO 3 project framework. EU TACSO 3 has prepared an initial desktop report on the state of civil society against the Guidelines for EU support to civil society in Enlargement countries 2014-2020 (EU Civil Society Guidelines) and is now seeking a group of experts (Lead Expert and Field Researchers) to conduct an in-depth field phase data gathering and prepare a comprehensive report. The field phase will include desk analysis, interviews and focus groups in each of the countries. To add value and synergise with already available data and analysis, close engagement with National Resource Centres and other stakeholders will be crucial. The assignment should be carried out between October 2019 and mid-November 2019. The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 17:00 CET by e-mail to welcome@tacso.eu. For more information on the conditions and how to apply, please consult Terms of Reference.