Basic CSO Laws
ECNL launches new project to monitor CSO enabling environment in the Eastern partnership region
Our flagship, 4-year project will create a framework to monitor civic space and fundamental freedoms.
ECNL presents 2015 Report on Enabling Environment in Western Balkans
ECNL discussed key regional findings of 2015 Monitoring Matrix Report with EU institutions in Brussels.
Registration Handbook is now available online!
The registration handbook - available also in Russian and Belarusian - provides comparative information on regulation of registration, operation and access to resources by CSOs in 8 European countries.
Discussions on the draft Law on Public Organisations in Armenia
Short report on the meeting at the National Assembly Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs
Shrinking space for civil society – Addressing the implementation gap, CSI Side Event, 12 June
Internationally guaranteed protections for fundamental rights are clearly not understood by some States and not translated into safeguards for civil society nationally.
Civic Space Initiative, including ECNL, organized a side event to identify how States must address the “implementation gap” between international standards and domestic law and practice, in particular for marginalized groups.
Interview with ECNL’s Executive Director for Urduga.hr
Udruga.hr, a leading Croatian newspaper for NGOs has recently made an interview with ECNL’s Executive Director, Ms Hadzi-Miceva Evans to discuss European trends in the legal framework for civil society and recent changes of the legislation affecting CSOs in Croatia. The interview was published in the May issue and can be accessed through www.urduga.hr....
Presentation of First Report of Monitoring Matrix on Enabling Environment
On May 27, ECNL and BCSDN presented the regional report under the Monitoring Matrix on Enabling Environment for Civil Society Development, in Brussels. The report contains key findings generated from the country reports which monitored the legal framework and practical implementation of the policies and laws under the Matrix. The Report also puts forward specific...
New law on foreign funding restrictions registered in Ukraine
On January 28 the draft law on Organizations which Receive Financing from Abroad was registered in Ukranian Verkhovna Rada. Similarily to January 16 laws, the draft was prepared by deputy Kolesnichenko. The draft aims to restrict access to foreign funding for CSOs and mass media in Ukraine.
Ukrainian Rada adopts an extraordinary scope of restrictive amendments
On January 16, 2014 Ukranian Rada adopted in two votes an extraordinary package of restrictive amendments to 21 laws. The draft amendments #3879 by MPs Kolisnichenko and Oliynyk were introduced only 2 days ago, on January 14. The law is now awaiting President’s signature. The changes are impressive in scope, as they refer to...
Supporting Enabling Legal Framework for Civil Society Development and Civic Engagement in Moldova
ECNL in collaboration with ICNL have been supporting Moldovan CSOs and public authorities to create sustainable legal framework and enhance their cooperation for over 15 years. Since 2007 ECNL has been the lead on implementing programs with the support of the USAID and the EU. All of these accomplishments have been a result of a...
ECNL Experts Highlight Improved Conditions for CSOs in Moldova
ECNL's experts, Hanna Asipovich and Eszter Hartay, discuss the improvements in the Moldovan legal environment for CSOs and remaining needs for longer-term sustainability of CSO with IPN News Agency. CSOs in Moldova can now benefit from improved conditions of maintaining and running a CSO and have an agreed, longer-term framework for cooperation with public...
ECNL TURNS 10!
On June 19, 2003 the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law was registered by the court in Budapest, Hungary as non-profit public benefit company.
We are thrilled about our results over the past 10 years:
1. We have grown beyond providing technical assistance and have become a leading European resource organization in...