Accountability / Transparency
How can EU law safeguard civic space and the right to privacy? We are one step forward.
Read our blog on recent rules that have put CSOs’ and donors’ right to privacy under attack and what ECNL does to help and defend civic space.
CSO Meter reports launched
Read our press release about CSO Meter- Assessing the civil society environment in the Eastern Partnership Countries.
CSO Meter: new tool piloted to assess civil society environment in the Eastern Partnership countries
The new CSO Meter will help regular and consistent monitoring and assessment of both law and practice affecting CSOs.
We believe in making difference. This is how we do it.
In 2016-17 our mission to protect and promote civic space has become more challenging – but also more important than ever. Our activity report explains why.
How ‘Stop Soros’ draft laws target the wider Hungarian CSO sector
The draft laws are discriminatory and violate fundamental rights and freedoms, including freedom of association. The proposals will have an ultimate impact on those in need of public benefit services.
CoE Expert Council Opinion on Romania’s Draft Law on Associations and Foundations
The draft Law has serious shortcomings as regards compliance with international standards and EU treaties, and may weaken civil society organisations, says CoE's Expert Council on NGO Law.
Hungarian Law on the Transparency of Organisations Supported from Abroad: What is at stake?
ECNL's briefer highlights the key concerns about Hungary's newly adopted law on foreign funded organisations.
Regulation of NGOs in Europe and NGO engagement with FATF
The research paper by Oonagh B. Breen explores non-profit oversight in Europe and reviews NGO attempts to influence FATF policies limiting civil society space .
Civil Society Participation: an Essential Element in Anti-Corruption Efforts
At a time when trust in governments’ commitments to fight corruption is declining, it is imperative to encourage and enable civil society to participate.
Taxation of cross-border philanthropy in Europe
Whether undertaking joint initiatives, implementing multi-country projects, seeking to reach more beneficiaries, or raising funds from a wider group of donors,organisations want to be active cross-border to effectively pursue their mission.
“Who owns the transparency agenda?” A multi-stakeholder exchange on who’s driving it and why
Together with the European Foundation Centre and the Human Security Collective, ECNL is organizing an interactive policy briefing that asks: who owns the transparency agenda and to what purpose. The event is taking place on April 22 in Brussels.
Event: Preventing Terrorist Abuse of NGOs: Implications for the Future Regulatory Framework
ECNL is co-organizing an event on January 24 on Preventing Terrorist Abuse of NGOs, with the European Foundation Centre and Human Security Collective. The co-chair of the FATF Risk Management and Trends Working Group (Typologies), and a panel of civil society and non-profit law experts will provide background and analysis to help increase understanding...