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Online published Central European study on the civil society


by zsoltpethe

What is the general state of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe? In which direction is it developing in the respective countries? How much freedom do citizens have to voice their opinion and organise as civil society? How visible are they? What is the legal framework and what are the predominant sources of funding?

A research  commissioned by ERSTE Foundation and implemented by the Social Entrepreneurship Center at the Vienna Unversity of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) is looking for answers to the questions above.

“We wish to express our deep gratitude to all contributing authors. They have put tremendous effort into gathering the most recent data available and complementing it with information on the recent history and potential future of civil society in their respective countries”, stated Boris Marte, Deputy Chair of the Managing Board of ERSTE Foundation.

More information and a study is available here:

Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe: Challenges and Opportunities