ECNL Co-hosted a Seminar on Tax and Accounting Framework for NGOs in Montenegro
On December 22-23, in Podgorica, ECNL and the Center for the Development of NGOs hosted a seminar on the NGO tax and accounting framework. ECNL also provided assistance in drafting the NGO law amendments regarding NGO engagement in economic activities.
Workshop on Public Benefit Status in Croatia
On December 6, 2005, ECNL and the National Foundation for Civil Society Development conducted a workshop on the public benefit status of CSOs in Zagreb, Croatia.
Tax Seminar on Economic Activity and Major Shareholding in Italy
On December 2, 2005, ECNL participated in a tax seminar on "Economic Activity and Major Shareholding -- What Is at Stake for Foundations?", in Turin, Italy, organized by the European Foundation Centre and Fondazione CRT - Cassa di Risparmio di Torino.
Conference on CSO Sustainability and Percentage Laws in Macedonia
On November 29, the Association of Tax Workers organized a conference titled "Financing of Social Needs - Towards European Solutions for Macedonia". ECNL presented the policy considerations pertinent to financial viability of CSOs and percentage laws.
Global Forum on Civil Society Law
The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) held the first-ever Global Forum on Civil Society Law on November 17-19, 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey.
10th Central & Eastern European Fundraising Workshop
The 10th Central and Eastern European Fundraising Workshop, was held in Budapest, Hungary on November 8-11, 2005, organized by CSDF Hungary and the Resource Alliance. ECNL held two workshops at this event.
Carpathian Compact General Assembly
The Carpathian Foundation convened the Carpathian Compact General Assembly in Bucharest on November 3rd. ECNL contributed to the session on Legal and Fiscal Environment.
Council of Europe Releases Report on Freedom of Association
The Council of Europe has just released a report on freedom of association in the 46 member countries. The report is part of the Committe of Ministers' monitoring to make sure that the states honour their commitments.
CEE Fundraising Achievement Award
The Civil Society Development Foundation Hungary (CSDF Hungary) and Fundraising Competence Group GmbH have introduced a new $5000 award for celebrating fundraising success stories of NGOs in the CEE region.
European Policies and Practices of NGO-Government Cooperation
The Comparative Analysis of European Policies and Practices of NGO-Government Cooperation, written by Nilda Bullain and Radost Toftisova of ECNL was published in ICNL's International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law.
Update report on EU Code on Conduct
Public consultation of a Code of Conduct for the regulation of Not for Profit Organizations (NPOs) ended on September 19, 2005. On this occasion, the UK, as the current President of the European Union, hosted a one-day workshop in London.
Conference on Social Economy in CEE
On September 22-23, the LEED Programme of the OECD and its Centre for Local Development organized a conference on "The Social Economy in Central, East and South-East Europe: Emerging Trends of Social Innovation and Local Development" in Trento, Italy.