This Needs Assessment Report (NAR) treats civil society in Kosovo in the perspective of a key element in building a democratic state and important contributor to Kosovo’s aspirations of becoming a member of the European Union. Despite Kosovo being still at the initial stages of this process, Kosovar civil society seeks to reach best European standards not only in its internal governance, but also in its relations with public institutions.

Through elaborating relations between civil society and public institutions, its constituencies and general public, NAR intends to reveal and analyze challenges of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in advancing their capacities and their role in the society and policymaking processes in the country, as well as in transparency and accountability of the institutions.