This study is initiated by the EU Delegation to BiH with the purpose to examine the environment in which CSOs function and operate and to evaluate the capacities and needs of CSOs with regard to influencing policy formulation and monitoring implementation of policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The undertaken research has one again proven the fact that the civil society in BiH has all characteristics of the civil society in a transitional country dominated by sport recreational associations and associations that represent interests of specific social groups. This feature of the civil society in Bosnia and Herzegovina is typical of post-authoritarian (post-communist) societies. A general assessment of the civil society in Bosnia and Herzegovina corresponds to a general assessment of the BiH state and society – fragmented, institutionally very weak, financially unsustainable and greatly dependent on political and financial support of the international community, without a clear vision of how to meet citizens’ needs, with a private sector and unfavorable public perception of the general social benefit of their work. Read the full report here.
Source: EUD BiH