Western Balkans Assembly Monitor

Donor: European Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Duration: October 2015 – June 2016, February 2018 – December 2018

As part of the regional project ‘The Western Balkans Assembly Monitor’ managed by the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL), this action aims to increase the understanding of how the right to freedom of (peaceful) assembly (FOA) is applied and how it can be protected in the region.

The research aims to establish the main challenges in the implementation of the national legislation on public assemblies and the exercise of this right, as well as to assess the level of compliance of the national legislation with the relevant international standards in the field, to map the institutions responsible for implementation, to identify the main challenges for the effective exercise of the right and finally, to identify and examine at least two specific issues that arise from the implementation of the legislation and the exercise of the right in the country. As a final result, the studies provide a set of recommendations for the relevant stakeholders on how to advance the protection of the freedom of assembly in each country and how to provide an enabling environment that allows citizens to freely exercise this right.