CERANEO has prepared 2021 “Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index” for Croatia within the project “Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index” (CSOSI) for Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia”, with financial support of USAID. The new report provides an overview of the state of CSOs in Croatia for 2021.
This resource allows local civil society organizations to assess the environment in which they are operating and their capacity to advocate, operate sustainably and communicate with citizens.
The CSO Sustainability Index for Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia monitors the conditions and trends of civil society development in twenty-four countries over the last twenty years. The Index addresses both advances and setbacks in seven key components: legal environment, organizational capacity, financial viability, advocacy, service provision, sectoral infrastructure, and public image.
The sustainability of CSOs in Croatia did not change significantly in 2021. Financial sustainability remained the same, given further national and global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. On the other hand, the public image of civil society organizations improved slightly during 2021 due to the sector’s strong and quick response to challenges during the year.