CIVICUS Civil Society Index

An international action-research project by and for civil society

Archive for April, 2010

Do blogs work?

Posted by civilsocietyindex on April 22, 2010

Let us know what you think of the CSI project blog on our quick and short online survey!

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Updated list of partners

Posted by civilsocietyindex on April 15, 2010

During the first quarter of 2010, 10 partners dropped out of the CSI project.

This means that, with the end of the project now in sight, there are currently still partners implementing the Civil Society Index in 42 different countries around the world.

Click here to visit the updated list of CSI partners for this phase.

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Armenian and Turkish civil society come together

Posted by civilsocietyindex on April 12, 2010

On 8 April, Counterpart International Armenia and the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV) convened a highly significant workshop as part of the Cross Border Cooperation Initiative, supported by USAID and the Black Sea Trust. During the meeting, representatives from both countries came together within the framework of the CIVICUS Civil Society Index project to discuss and reflect upon the findings within each other’s countries. Participants also took the opportunity to identify similarities, differences and areas for possible collaboration.

 

Turkish and Armenian civil society participants work with each other during the Cross Border Initiative meeting

Below, watch what Ingrid Srinath, Secretary General of CIVICUS, had to say to participants at the historic workshop in her video message:

On 9 April, the following day, Counterpart International Armenia held their National Workshop. The National Workshop is a crucial component of the Civil Society Index project, and provides an opportunity for representatives from across society, including CSOs, government, the private sector, academia and the media, to reflect on and learn from the CSI findings, and strategise for action initiatives to strengthen civil society.

Participants discuss action to strengthen civil society at the Armenia National Workshop

Below, watch what Ingrid Srinath, Secretary General of CIVICUS, had to say to National Workshop participants in her video message ahead of the meeting:

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Want to implement the CSI?

Posted by civilsocietyindex on April 8, 2010

The CSI team will be reviewing and revising the framework of the CSI project in the next weeks and months, and we’re hoping to have news on the next phase of the CSI – and what it will look like – soon.

But in the mean time, if you’re interested in implementing the CSI in the next phase, let us know now by completing an (extremely short!) form and sending it to us at index@civicus.org.

Click here to download the form as a Word document.

The document will also soon be available here in French and Spanish.

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Secretary General praises Counterpart International Armenia and TUSEV

Posted by civilsocietyindex on April 6, 2010

In the latest edition of CIVICUS’ weekly newsletter, e-CIVICUS no. 481, Ingrid Srinath, the Secretary General of CIVICUS, draws special attention in her editorial to the work of Counterpart International Armenia and the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV), CSI partners in Armenia and Turkey respectively, to build bridges through  the Cross Border Cooperation Initiative.  

Click here to read the full editorial.

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