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Trends and Challenges
EU Support to Civil Society and Good Governance

  • 2022
  • Youngs, Richard
  • Aufsatz/Enthaltenes Werk
  • Aufsatz

What role does the EU play in supporting civil society for the purpose of promoting good governance? The topic is of central importance, in particular given that civil society is coming under mounting pressure worldwide (keyword: shrinking spaces) at a time when the EU's normative role is frequently challenged by growing autocratisation. How can the different elements of good governance support be defined? How have EU policy instruments evolved over the years? What can be done to make international funding for civil society more effective? This study provides valuable answers to the above questions and numerous recommendations for the EU and political foundations on how to support civil society.