Civil society organisations (CSOs) are key actors in expressing the demands and needs of citizens and encouraging active citizenship. They need both, financial and non-financial support to continue their growth and contribution to building and fostering a democratic society.
This project aimed to build capacities of CSOs to be professional, effective, accountable and sustainable independent actors in the development of Montenegrin society. It consisted of three components: support to growth of emerging medium sized CSOs in Montenegro; support to growth of small sized local CSOs in Montenegro; and support to growth and development of civil society leaders.
During its implementation period, a Transformation Roadmap and CSO Development Index for (self)assessment of organisational growth and quality of work was created; and 3 Emerging Civil Society Leaders’ Forum (ECSLF) for advocating for enabling the environment of the civil society were established. Within the project was supported the establishment of the Youth Network of Montenegro. Also, a total of 22 small and medium sized CSOs were supported through sub-granting scheme: