Law on Public Interest Volunteering Adopted in Hungary
On June 27, 2005 Hungary adopted a new law on volunteering. The Law on Public Interest Volunteer Activities defines volunteering and spells out the rights and obligations of volunteers and their host organizations.
Romanian NGOs explore new PBO legislation
On June 21, 2005, ECNL participated in a roundtable seminar "Legal regulation of the public benefit status in Romania", attended by over 50 NGOs and organized by CSDF Romania.
Conference on Volunteer Status in Serbia
ECNL's affiliate the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) in cooperation with the Initiative for Regulating the Volunteer Status in Serbia - IZVoR organized a national conference on "The Status of Volunteers in Serbia" on June 21 in Novi Sad
Comparative Analysis of NGO-Liaison Offices in CEE
A comparative research paper "The Liaison Office as a Tool for Successful NGO-Government Cooperation: An Overview of the Central and Eastern European and Baltic Countries' Experiences" prepared by Maria Gerasimova in collaboration with ICNL and ECNL team.
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.