ECNL at the EFC
The European Center for Not-for-Profit Law took part in three sessions at the Annual General Assembly and Conference of the European Foundation Center (EFC).
Workshop on Building Civil Society Legitimacy
Representatives of both ICNL and ECNL participated in a workshop on Building Civil Society Legitimacy and Accountability in Montreal, from May 26-28, 2005.
Workshop on NGO Certification in Czech Republic
On May 22-24, ECNL participated in a regional workshop on Certification Systems for Non-Profit Organizations, organized by Transparency International, Czech Republic and Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute.
CEE Governance Working Group meets in Macedonia
On May 6-8, 2005 the CEE Working Group on NGO Governance held its 6th working meeting, preparing a new supplement to the Handbook of NGO Governance.
Controversial draft Law on Volunteers in Hungary
This month, a draft law on volunteers is being submitted to the Hungarian Government for approval to send it to the Parliament. The draft defines "public interest volunteering" as a right to be exercised only within a limited number of locations.
Conference on NGOs and VAT in Serbia
On April 25, ICNL in cooperation with Civic Initiatives organized a conference in Belgrade titled: 'Nongovernmental organizations in the Value Added Tax Regime: situation in Serbia and comparative experiences.'
Successful completion of NGO law course in Croatia
ECNL and ICNL representatives held a closing lecture for students of the NGO law course at the Faculty of Law in Osijek on April 19.
NGO ability to engage in economic activities in Montenegro
On March 23, 2005, in Podgorica, the Center for the Development of Non-Governmental Organizations and ECNL hosted a roundtable on NGOs' economic activities.
VAT and NGOs: meeting of international experts in Brussels
The European Charities' Committee (ECC) organized a meeting on "Charities and VAT in a Europe of Twenty Five" in Brussels on March 15, 2005.
Central European Seminar on EU Funding
On 15-16 March 2005, the Civil Society Development Foundation from Czech Republic (http://www.nros.cz) organized an international seminar on EU funding and structural funds in Česká Skalice.
Index of Civil Society presented in Bulgaria
ECNL participated in a national conference organized by the Bulgarian NGO "Balkan Assist" on 10 March 2005.
Draft amendments on NGO law in Macedonia discussed…
On March 2, ICNL, the Ministry of Justice and the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation, organized a roundtable discussion on amendments to the Law on Citizens' Associations and Foundations.