|Author (Person)||Wunsch, Natasha|
|Publisher||German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)|
|Series Details||No.2, February 2015|
|Publication Date||February 2015|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
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.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe, Southeastern Europe|