TUSEV first published the Civil Society Monitoring Report in 2011 in order to more closely observe and evaluate developments in the area of civil society. The report is aimed at making civil society as well as the challenges they face better recognized and understood while at the same time providing an historical timeline of its development. This year’s report provides information on various aspects of civil society such as public sector-CSO relations, the legal and fiscal environment, institutional infrastructure, the financial sustainability of the non-profit sector in Turkey, the governance of CSOs, and international relations related to the sector. The Monitoring Report further opens up a discussion on the role and impact of the non-profit sector in Turkey with case studies focusing on CSOs participation in Turkey’s new constitution making process, the activities and role of the non-profit sector following the Van Earthquake, the role of international donors in supporting Turkish CSOs, and media-CSO relations. Additionally, this year’s report has an annex which examines the “media visibility of civil society” in Turkey.
The Civil Society Monitoring Project 2012 was researched and published with the financial support of the Chrest Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and the German Marshall Fund. The report is also the only report prepared by CSOs in Turkey, which provide an overall picture regarding the state of the third sector in the country.
Please follow the link to read TUSEV’s Civil Society Monitoring Report for 2012.