CIVICUS Civil Society Index

An international action-research project by and for civil society

CSI Press Release in Slovenia

Posted by civilsocietyindex on April 23, 2009

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“Legal-Informational Centre for Nongovernmental Organisations – LIC”, together with a project partner “Social Protection Institute of the Republic of Slovenia”, is implementing the CIVICUS Civil Society Index project (CSI) 2008/2010. The CSI is a research project, which assesses the state of civil society in different countries of the world, with the intention to promote and strengthen the civil society. Interests group, government, donators, the general public and experts are also actively included within the activities of the project. Civil Society Index project has already been implemented in Slovenia between 2003 and 2005.

Within the project, two surveys will be conducted. The first, organisational survey, is intended to fill data gaps relating to the operations and governance of civil society organisations. The second one, external perception survey, will measure the impacts of civil society by interviewing stakeholders and experts in key sectors about their perception of civil society impact. On the basis of the surveys results case studies will be made in order to deepen the analysis of the gained data.

The results of the project will be presented to four regional focus groups and at a national workshop. They will also be forwarded to the stakeholders, activists, government, citizens and researchers. The main intention will be to present a unified aspect about the nature and impacts of civil society, the challenges the sector faces and the enriched aspects of civil society as a whole. The whole project and its key findings will also be presented in the final report, which will be distributed to the public and all others interested.

Contact person:
Ana Matoz Ravnik, koordinator projekta
Pravno-informacijski center nevladnih organizacij – PIC
Telephone number: + 386 1 521 18 88


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