EU and Civil Society
FRA: increasing restrictions within EU against CSOs promoting human rights
A new report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights confirms that the EU’s own civil society is facing a pattern of threats and pressures.
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.
Analysis on how Hungary’s draft NGO law would violate EU law
The legal research points out how Hungary's proposed law on NGOs violates EU law and infringes fundamental European and international human rights standards.
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.
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...