In the course of October and November 2020 the RESIS Institute provided methodological support to the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law for assessing and comparing civil society environments in the Eastern Partnership countries.
RESIS’ researchers analysed the frameworks of similar existing indices and suggested modes of operationalisation of the already developed ECNL CSO Meter qualitative model, with the aim to construct a quantitative measure of the various areas of the enabling environment across time in the EaP countries.
ECNL together with local partners, are leading the CSO Meter - the first ever such tool developed for the region by the CSOs to support the regular and consistent monitoring of the CSO environment.
It consists of a set of standards and indicators in 10 different areas that measure both law and practice.
It was developed based on a review of international standards and best regulatory practices to address the needs and emerging trends in the region.
The development of the CSO Meter is supported by the European Union within the framework of the Action “Monitoring Progress, Empowering Action”.