A Win for Civil Society in Counter-Terrorism Policy
The revised Recommendation 8 calls on countries to apply proportionate measures only towards NPOs identified as being at risk.
Call for support for HRC32 draft resolution protecting civil society space
ECNL stands with 240 CSOs rejecting amendments that would justify illegitimate restrictions on civil 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 .
Invitation to Q & A session with UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai
Maina Kiai's mandate as the UNSR on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association is ending in 2017 we invite civil society representatives to discuss the priorities for the final year.
UN High Commissioner’s Report on the Enabling Environment for Civil Society
The "Practical recommendations for the creation and maintenance of a safe and enabling environment for civil society, based on good practices and lessons learned” highlights elements necessary for robust civil society space.
Share your experience of the situation of Human Rights Defenders!
OSCE ODIHR is now monitoring the situation of Human Right Defenders in OSCE participating states and invites Human Right Defenders and their organisation to contribute to a thematic report by sharing experiences.
Have Your Say in the Revision of FATF Recommendation 8!
FATF launches public consultation to consult the NPO sector on the specific proposals to the text of Recommendation 8.
Registration Handbook is now available online!
The registration handbook - available also in Russian and Belarusian - provides comparative information on regulation of registration, operation and access to resources by CSOs in 8 European countries.
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
Right to Participate in Public Affairs – contribute to OHCHR expert workshop!
OHCHR encourages all stakeholders to submit suggestions of issues to be discussed at the expert workshop on the existing guidance on the implementation of the right to participate in public affairs , as well as possible speakers.
In search of local funding opportunities for CSOs in Moldova
Similarly to CSOs in other countries, financial sustainability is among the key challenges for the non-profit sector in Moldova. Moldovan CSOs are overly dependent on external funding, according to the 2014 USAID CSO Sustainability Index, over 80% of CSO budgets continue to be from foreign donors’ funding. To explore the potential of domestic funding for...
ECNL at HRC31
Join us at the side event on sectoral equity and enabling civic space during the 31st session of the Human Rights Council on March 8, 2016. The event is organized by ICNL and ECNL, under the Civic Space Initiative project together with Article 19, CIVICUS and World Movement for Democracy. Moderated by Maina Kiai, UN...