Legal experts and international CSOs have noted the increased use of the counter-terrorism agenda by governments as a main argument behind the new generation of restrictions on civic space. Therefore, it is crucial for civil society to be up to date with the international policies which support and urge the implementation of counter-terrorism standards concerning the operation of CSOs. The main aim of this document, authored by Milka Ivanovska-Hadjievska and published by BCSDN, is to enhance civil society’s understanding of the overall mission of the Financial Action Task Force FATF, and to provide condensed information on the character of FATF Special Recommendation 8 on Non-profit organisations (NPOs) and its implementation in the countries from the Western Balkans and Turkey. Finally, the text gives recommendations for CSOs on how to protect civic space from over-regulation related to the implementation of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism standards. More information is available here.