The purpose of this component is to continue the successful process of monitoring of the implementation of the “Guidelines for EU support to civil society” and the “Guidelines for EU support to media freedom and media integrity in enlargement countries”, 2014-2020”.
The objective of both Guidelines is to streamline the EU’s support and to have a strategic document for programming and monitoring the progress of in civil society in the Western Balkans and Turkey.
In cooperation with CSOs and other stakeholders, TACSO 3 is tasked to establish and lead the monitoring progress against the EU Guidelines as well as facilitate the review process of both Guidelines for the new programming period 2021-27. This helps in streamlining TACSO’s interventions that bring desired changes related to:
In this new phase of the project EU TACSO 3 will develop a strong methodology to monitor the progress, which is primarily based on quality data. Through its innovative approach in EU guidance monitoring, EU TACSO intends to link the Civil Society Facility (CSF) database with the monitoring framework of the Guidelines to help streamline the programming process of CSF.
Enabling environment for civil society regards state policies and influences almost all sectors, including tax, social welfare, statistics, education, employment. In order for the monitoring of the Guidelines to impact the positive changes in national policies, it is crucial to take into account the integration of the objectives and results of the Guidelines into concrete sectoral policies.