The road to financial sustainability of civil society organizations – is there a recipe?
ECNL convened a conference to look at different paths towards a financially sustainable civil society in Moldova and in the region.
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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.
Insight into ECNL’s work on social enterprise law and policy
The European Social Enterprise Law Association, ESELA interviewed us about our work on social enterprise law and policy in Eastern Europe. In the interview, Katerina Hadzi-Miceva Evans, ECNL’s Executive Director, and Eszter Hartay, Legal Advisor, talked about the potential of social enterprise movement and the key challenges that CSOs and legislators are facing in the region and presented...
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.
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
Guide on Economic Activities for CSOs in Macedonia
Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC) in a cooperation with ECNL prepared an updated version of the Guide Economic activities: Doing business by civil society organization” first published in 2013. The changes that occurred in the legal framework since then on the one hand, and the big interest of CSOs on the other were the reasons for updating the guide, and publish...
Paper on economic activities of CSOs
ECNL prepared an overview of the regulation of economic activities by civil society organizations across Europe. The research paper describes difference between for-profit and economic activities and lists existing models to regulate such activities in European countries. Almost all European countries allow CSOs to directly engage in economic activities without requiring them to create commercial...
ICNL/ECNL is Assessing UNITER, a Five-year Project in Ukraine
ECNL and ICNL as leading resource and research centers in the field of civil society law have been involved in enabling legal and fiscal CSO legal initiatives in over 100 countries around the world. Drawing on this international comparative experience, ECNL/ICNL have been contracted to carry out the final assessment of the CSO legal environment...
Read About Our Success to Promote Cooperation in Macedonia
ECNL successfully supported the Macedonian Government and civil society to agree on and adopt a Strategy for Collaboration of the Government with Civil Society (2012-2017). It also provided training and supported the Government Office for NGOs to develop documents that will ensure monitoring of the implementation of the Strategy. Read about our success...
New Hungarian Handbook on CSO regulations
In September a new handbook was published for CSOs in Hungary on the new laws and regulations affecting the sector.
Information Events on the Macedonian Law on Associations and Foundations
To contribute to the improved sustainability of civil society through the application of innovations of the Law on Associations and Foundations, three information events were organized in September in Macedonia.
USAID’s 15th Edition of CSO Sustainability Index for CEE and Eurasia Released
USAID recently published the 15th edition of its CSO Sustainability Index for Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia.