The Technical Assistance for Civil Society Organisations (TACSO) 1 Project began in August 2009, received an extension in 2011 and officially closed in August 2013. The TACSO 2 Project began in September 2013 and will be implemented until August 2017.
TACSO is part of the Civil Society Facility (CSF) which is a European Union (EU) mechanism that provides support to civil society organisations (CSOs) in those countries that are not yet part of the EU.
CSOs play an important role for the EU, because they are seen as key actors in supporting their country’s accession process. The CSF’s aim is to therefore strengthen CSOs so that they are able to actively participate in public debate and eventually have the capacity to influence policy and decision making processes.
While TACSO 2 will continue to support CSOs and contribute to enabling the civil society environment along the same lines and actions as the past four years, there are four key issues that the project will centre its activities around:
- further strengthening civil society’s role in national democratisation and accession processes;
- increasing the communication and visibility of civil society’s contributions to society;
- supporting the discovery of new resource mobilisation strategies and approaches, which are needed to provide civil society sustainability and development; and
- improving the legal and institutional framework for civil society actions.
TACSO 2 will function under the main components of People 2 People (P2P), CSO capacity building and visibility as well as support to the CSF.
For more information about TACSO 2, please download our Brochure
and Fact Sheet
For more information about our first four years, please take a look at our Brochure 2010
, Brochure 2012
or Fact Sheet