Project_factsheet On 16 March 2012, BCSDN organized the 1st Working Group Meeting, which brought together 14 experts from the Western Balkans and Turkey (WBT). The objective of the Meeting was to develop a Monitoring Matrix for Enabling Environment for Civil Society Development (CSDev). The meeting was the first in the series of activities of the 6-month long project “Cross-Sector Regional Partnership for Enabling Legal Environment for CSDev” supported by USAID and ICNL under the Legal Innovation Fund. The project aims to establish regional Gov2CSO platform for monitoring the progress in creating enabling environment for civil society development (CSDev) in countries of the WBT. During the meeting, the methodology and the basic framework of the Matrix were discussed. Once developed, the Matrix will serve as a shadow-monitoring tool for CSOs; monitoring tool for the EC; and self-assessment tool for the Government for regular following of the progress in the area, and as a support and pressure mechanism. More can be found here.