№110: Civil Society Networks in the EU Integration of Cover Image

№110: Civil Society Networks in the EU Integration of
№110: Civil Society Networks in the EU Integration of

Author(s): Bojan Elek, Ljiljana Ubović, Tomasz Żornaczuk
Subject(s): Civil Society, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: PISM Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Serbia; society; Balkans; democracy; domestic policy; Europe; European integration; European Union
Summary/Abstract: Countries wishing to accede to the EU must involve civil society organisations (CSOs) actively in theprocess. In Serbia, in order to champion their effectiveness in cooperation with the government, theCSOs gathered in networks, and the three main, nationwide ones have proven to be of greatestrelevance. The National Convention on the EU covers all 35 negotiation chapters, the Sectoral CivilSociety Organisations group is involved in pre-accession funds distribution, while prEUgovor focusesexclusively on the hottest potato in the negotiations, which concerns chapters 23 and 24. Although ingeneral terms the legal basis and good practices for such collaboration are established, moreunderstanding of the government’s approach to the CSOs is needed in order to achieve visible benefits.

  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English