Civil Participation in Decision-Making
An Overview of Standards and Practices in Council of Europe Member States
Handbook on Civil Society Organisations Registration and Operation
The registration handbook - available also in Russian and Belarusian - provides comparative information on regulation of registration, operation and access to resources by CSOs in 8 European countries.
Fundraising in Moldova: Opportunities and Perspectives
This study report maps the legal framework and fundraising practices of civil society organisation from and outside of Chisinau.
Setting up a regulatory framework for partnership between civil society and public authorities in Brazil
Marco Regulatório Já! The case study on Brazil, discusses the development of the regulatory framework for CSOs in Brazil and describes an inspiring participatory process.
Guide on Economic Activities for CSOs in Macedonia
The Guide "Economic activities: Doing business by civil society organization" is dedicated to civil society organizations dealing or want to start to deal with economic activities.
Legal Regulation of Economic Activities of Civil Society Organizations
The paper analyzes the question whether and how non-profit organizations can be engaged in economic activities.
Monitoring Matrix Regional Report 2014
The first ever Regional Report analyzes the state of civil society in Balkan countries and Turkey based on the methodology elaborated in the Monitoring Matrix.
The Operating Environment for Public-Benefit Foundations in the Western Balkans Region
The first comprehensive analysis on foundations in the Western Balkans based on data provided by local experts describes the latest developments in and the current legal environment of the foundation sector in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia and sets recommendations for further law and policy reform.
Approaches in regulation of volunteering
The paper "European practices in regulation of volunteering" provides an overview of possible models for regulation of volunteering based on European models, such as customs or self-regulation, regulation through a series of laws, regulation through a separate volunteering law.
Legal Framework for Social Economy and Social Enterprises
The comparative report, prepared for the UNDP, analyses and presents existing models of social economy in five countries of the European Union.
Improving Cooperation Between Public Institutions and Civil Society in the Western Balkans and Turkey
The Keeping Up the Momentum Report presents the current state of institutional cooperation between the government/parliament and CSOs in the countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey by providing analyses of the rationale and the ensuing benefits of cooperation.
Monitoring Matrix on Enabling Environment and Toolkit
The Matrix monitors the progress in creating an enabling environment for civil society development. It presents the main principles and standards crucial to exist in order for the legal environment to be considered as supportive and enabling for the operations of CSOs.