This report is one of the seven country assessments of the civil society capacities, the assessments are conducted as a activity within the EC-funded project Technical Assistance to Civil Society (TACSO) in Western Balkans and Turkey.

This report has been developed by TACSO Office in Montenegro in cooperation with the Resource Centre for NGOs – Centre for Development of Non-Governmental Organizations (CRNVO). The aim of the report is to provide a comprehensive assessment of civil society in Montenegro and the environment that it works in, including its strengths and weaknesses, and its impacts to date and the challenges it faces to its further development.

The report is based upon a combination of desk research embracing all relevant documentation, including legal and financial legislation applicable to civil society, previous civil society analyses and evaluations, policy documents and country-specific academic literature, and consultative stakeholder analysis carried out by means of focus groups, interviews and questionnaire surveys with civil society organisations (CSOs), government actors, donor organisations and other institutional players.