EU and Civil Society
ECNL launches new project to monitor CSO enabling environment in the Eastern partnership region
Our flagship, 4-year project will create a Monitoring Framework to monitor civic space and fundamental freedoms.
Urging the EC to Set Up a EU Mechanism for Fundamental Rights
The new mechanism should ensure that all EU member states respect the values enshrined in the EU treaties, monitoring and assessing rule of law and fundamental rights annually.
EC Supranational Risk Assessment
ECNL and partners are leading efforts for joint civil society response to and engagement in the EC assessment of NPO-related risks of money laundering and terrorism financing.
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.
ECNL at European Parliament Public Hearing
ECNL presents global trends and provides recommendations for EU actions at European Parliament hearing on shrinking space.
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 .
17th EU-NGO Human Rights Forum on Protecting and Promoting Civil Society Space
Katerina Hadzi-Miceva Evans spoke about trends in shrinking civil society’s space and on EU response on EU-NGO Forum on 3rd December in Brussels.
Regulatory framework now!
ECNL case study about Brazil is published by DG DEVCO
ECNL participated in Sixth Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum
ECNL participated in the Sixth Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, which took place in Batumi, Georgia. The Forum convened 250+ representatives of civil society organizations from Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia on November 19-21, in Georgia. The sixth Forum focused on the issue of common security, protection of fundamental rights and role of mass...
ECNL contributes to development of EU Country Roadmaps
In June 2014, more than 40 EU staff from Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific met in Brussels last month to exchange ideas on how best to prepare their first "EU Country Roadmap for Engagement with Civil Society", due by the end of July 2014. The Executive Director of ECNL delivered...
Invitation to participate in the sixth annual meeting of the EaP Civil Society Forum
The Steering Committee of the EaP Civil Society Forum invites all interested parties to submit expressions of interest to participate in the sixth annual meeting of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (Tbilisi, Georgia. 20-21 November 2014)
EU Council confirms human rights based approach in development cooperation
On May 19, the EU Council adopted conclusions on a rights-based approach to development cooperation. This approach aims at promoting all human rights, be they civil or political, also through development cooperation and sees them as a means to and a goal of effective development cooperation. The fulfillment of human rights is to become...