Civil Society Overview

Civil Society Overview

 

 

 

2018

 

2019

Number of registered organizations (per type) (+ how many have registered in 2019) Registered: 541

Associations: 508

Foundations: 32

 

Registered: 569

Associations: 513

Foundations: 32

 

 

 

Main civil society laws

Laws on:

·          Protection of informants

·          Establishing social enterprises

By-laws on:

·          Minimum Standards on Public Consultation in municipalities

Laws on:

·          Freedom of association in CSOs

·          Access to public documents

Strategy on:

·          Government – CSOs cooperation 2019 – 2023

 

Relevant changes in legal framework

Draft laws on:

·          Freedom of association in CSOs

·          Labor

·          Maternity leave

·          Access to public documents

Concept documents on:

·          Public gatherings

·          Volunteering

 

 

Draft laws on:

·          Labor

·          Maternity leave

Concept documents on:

·          Public gatherings

·          Volunteering

·          Family and social services

 

 

 

State funding (for the previous year) (key bodies and amounts) Public funds distributed to CSOs v. after beneficiaries’ lists sorted out:

 

Total: EUR 24 million v. EUR 9 million

Central level: EUR 13 million v EUR 7 million

Local level: EUR 8 million v EUR 2 million

The Government’s report on public funding distributed to CSOs 2019 it is not published yet.

 

 

Human resources (employees and volunteers)

Employees that have continuously payed contributions in the past 12 months: 3, 729

Employees with more than one occupation, whereas one of them is employed in the sector: 6, 762

Volunteers: 5,104

Employees that have continuously payed contribution in the past 12 months: 4, 009

Employees with more than one occupation, whereas one of them is employed in the sector: 9, 533

Volunteers: 10,000

CSO-Government Cooperation (relevant and new body: consultation mechanism) ·          The online Platform for Public Consultation

·          The Office of Good Governance

·          Kosovo’s Assembly Media and Mass Communication Department

·          Kosovo’s National Council for European Integration

·          The online Platform for Public Consultation

·          Kosovo’s Assembly Media and Mass Communication Department

·          The Council for Implementation of the Government Strategy for Civil Society Development

·          The Office of Good Governance

·          Kosovo’s National Council for European Integration

Other key challenges (e.g. lack of official data related to CS) ·          Lack of official data especially related to the economic value of the sector ·          Lack of official data especially related to the economic value of the sector
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