The Sustainability of Serbian Civil Society Organizations: Evidences and Remarks
This article try to analyze the question of sustainability of Serbian civil society organizations (CSOs) on the basis of a research carried out by CERFE about juridical and non-juridical obstacles for CSOs. As the study highlights, CSOs: still face difficulties in obtaining real recognition of certain fundamental human and juridical rights; still do not have full self-governance; have several problems in professional identity, as regards knowledge and operative capacities; have an inadequate image and poorly recognised public role; face serious problems of sustainability. These last problems deals with such aspects as whether CSOs have the possibility to conduct certain economic activities, their taxation treatment, their opportunity to access credit, the way to obtain government funding and funds from abroad, tax incentives for individuals and firms wishing to make donations to CSOs, and more besides. On the basis of the research results, at least 5 types of “social regimes” can be identified, concerning: the production of appropriate knowledge about CSOs situations; the capacity building of CSOs; the legislative reform concerning the economic and financial aspects of CSOs life; the public communication about CSOs; the awareness-raising of political society about the CSOs problems and opportunities.
Volume (Year): (2009)
Issue (Month): 1-2 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: 12 Zmaj Jovina St, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia|
Phone: +381 11 2622 357, 2623 055
Fax: +381 11 2181 471
Web page: http://www.ien.bg.ac.rs
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ibg:jwejou:y:2009:i:1-2:p:60-71. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Zorica Bozic)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.