Effects of the Global Crisis on Civil Society in the Europe under Discussion

3rd EESC Forum of Civil Society in the Western Balkans
May 27, 2010
BCSDN Supports the Joint CSO Declaration on New Momentum to the EU Enlargement Process in the Western Balkans
May 31, 2010

Tanja Hafner Ademi, Executive Director of BCSDN presented the state of affairs and analysis of the situation in the Balkans, especially the effects of the crisis on civil society. According to here, the issue is too little reflected and discussed in the sector and few have been cases of direct action by CSOs against the crisis. Fortunately, in comparison to the state and the private sector, the crisis has had lesser effect on the sector. Still, the effects are predominately negative trough the seeped-up withdrawal of donors and greater demand on service providing CSOs. Nevertheless, the crisis is pushing CSOs to be more cost-effective, innovative and resourceful in their work and networking is one of key ways to address this. More information and presentation of other speakers are available on ALDA website.

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