Building an enabling environment for civil society

The EU and Indonesia are committed to the promotion and protection of democracy, human rights and gender equality, and to ensuring the inclusive participation of its citizens in the process. Good governance and civil society engagement are critical to alleviating poverty, preventing and resolving conflict, and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In 2020, the EU’s work with Indonesian civil society organisations (CSOs) focused on creating an enabling environment for CSOs, enhancing their networking and advocacy capacity , and improving their governance and management structures.

The first EU Roadmap for Engagement with Civil Society in Indonesia was signed in 2014. For the period of 2021-2023, the EU Roadmap aims to develop a common strategic framework for the EU in its engagement with civil society in Indonesia to synergise EU support to civil society and other sectors.