2023 CSO Meter – country report


Join us at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel for an event on December 15th at 11:00 AM, where the Civil Society Institute (CSI), in collaboration with the Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA) and the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), will present the 2023 country report for CSO Meter: A Compass to Conducive Environment and CSO Empowerment.

The CSO Meter serves as a crucial monitoring tool, dedicated to evaluating the legislative and practical landscape for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), human rights defenders, and activists in Eastern European Partnership countries. The report meticulously covers 11 key areas essential for the growth of CSOs, providing quantitative scores for each domain. Scores range from 1 to 7, with 1 indicating the least favorable score (an extremely unfavorable, authoritarian environment), and 7 signifying the highest score (an extremely favorable environment).

This annual report, known as CSO-Meter, regularly assesses and continuously monitors the CSO environment in Eastern European Partnership countries. Additionally, the report gauges progress in implementing previously issued recommendations aimed at fostering a conducive CSO environment.

If attending the event online, please use the Zoom link: