Right Goals, Wrong Tools? Civil Society Empowerment in the EU Accession Process

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Series Details No.2, February 2015
Publication Date February 2015
ISSN 2191-4869
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The European Commission has long stated its aim of empowering civil society in EU candidate countries. In its accession process, Croatia enjoyed strong initial support for its civil society organizations (CSOs). EU interest grew less robust, however, once the accession date was set, and CSOs lost a crucial ally in their reform efforts. The experience shows the limitations of the Commission’s current policy. Seven recommendations for strengthening CSOs as active partners in the accession process.

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ESO: Background information: IPA II: Over €11 billion to support reform efforts in enlargement countries http://www.europeansources.info/record/press-release-ipa-ii-over-e11-billion-to-support-reform-efforts-in-enlargement-countries/

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