Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe: Challenges and Opportunities

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CIVICUS State of Civil Society Report 2017
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More than two decades have passed since nonprofit and third-sector researchers “discovered” Central and Eastern Europe as an area of scholarly interest. After the collapse of the communist regimes in Eastern Europe and the fall of the Iron Curtain, scholars noted the emergence of new civil society actors and were curious to understand the role these actors would play in their societies. Since that time, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) has experienced intensive periods of transformation, conflict and renewal. This study is guided by the intention to develop a better understanding of the current state of civil society in CEE, the diverse pathways of its development, and its possible future trajectories. The report is available for download here.

Source: ERSTE Stiftung

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