Government – CSO Cooperation
Moldova to adopt CSO Strategy
On 22 December 2017, the Civil Society Development Strategy for 2017-2020 and its Action Plan were officially submitted to the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova. The Strategy reflects the country's commitment to systematically strengthening the conditions for the dynamic development of the civil society.
Council of Europe adopts Guidelines for civil participation in political decision-making
The Guidelines provide a clear roadmap to effectively implement the right to civil participation for both states and civil society which will make them an important reform and advocacy tool.
A more progressive NGO Law adopted in Cyprus
Cyprus has finally adopted progressive amendments to the NGO Law. It promotes financial and managerial transparency of CSOs and provides for the establishment of federations or other types of CSO unions.
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.
Brainstorming meeting on Government Self-Assessment Tool
ECNL co-organized a brainstorming session for government representatives to discuss needs of governments to create a tool tool for monitoring the enabling environment for civil society development at national level.
Regulatory framework now!
ECNL case study about Brazil is published by DG DEVCO
Financial Action Task Force says “yes” to formalised annual consultation with NPOs
Press release - FATF will enhance its engagement with NPOs when working on combating money laundering and terrorist financing. The FATF will now hold annual meetings with NPOs.
OSCE/ODIHR Civil Society Forum: building a culture of cooperation between states and CSOs
Participants of the Forum highlighted the importance of the active involvement of associations in decision making processes and set recommendations for OSCE participating states on regulatory framework that enable constructive cooperation of states and CSOs.
Comparative analysis on the operating environment for public-benefit foundations in Western Balkans
The European Foundation Centre, EFC has recently published a study on the operating environment for public-benefit foundations in the Western Balkans region. The study, authored by ECNL’s managing director Katerina Hadzi-Miceva Evans and Hanna Surmatz from European Foundations Centre describes the latest developments in and the current legal environment of the foundation sector of the...
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...
Press Conference and Discussion on the Final Draft of Iraqi Charter of Cooperation
ECNL continues to facilitate the development of a federal-level policy document for collaboration between public authorities and NGOs in Iraq. The last phase of the drafting process has been ongoing since November 2013, and now a press conference has just been announced to present the final draft of the Charter of Cooperation between Public Authorities...