ECNL at the FRA Fundamental Rights Forum
We will host a session on relatively untapped potential of the EU legislation to protect civic freedoms of association, assembly, expression and participation.
ECNL joins the European AI Alliance
We aim to engage in broad and open discussion on Artificial Intelligence development and impact for common good.
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.
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.
EU Recognizes the Importance of NPO Participation in Addressing Counter-Terrorism Financing Challenges
In its Supra National Risk Assessment, the European Commission stresses the importance of soft law regulatory approaches to be developed in a participatory manner with the nonprofit sector.
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.
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 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 .
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.
MEPs pass resolution to address fundamental rights compliance by the EU members
The European Parliament adopted a resolution urging the European Commission to improve respect for fundamental rights in the EU. The motion of the resolution was put forward by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) calling upon European institutions to set up a monitoring system for EU member countries’ compliance with the...