International Seminar on Public Benefit Status in Bratislava
Open Society Foundation and Slovak Donors´ Forum organized an international seminar “Developing Philanthropy: Public Benefit and its Implications for Society” on March 3, 2006 in Bratislava.
Comparative Analysis on Laws and Practices Affecting Volunteering Completed
The Comparative Analysis of the European Legal Systems and Practices Regarding Volunteering, written by Katerina Hadzi-Miceva of ECNL, has been completed and will be used to support initiatives aiming to regulate volunteering across the region.
12 CSOs Supported Under the CSSP Project
Twelve Macedonian CSOs have been awarded two-year grants under the Civil Society Strengthening Project (CSSP).
More Favourable Tax Laws for CSOs in Bulgaria
As of January 1st, 2006 new amendments to several tax laws concerning non-profit legal entities entered into force in Bulgaria.
Bosnia Enacts VAT Law
The Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Law on VAT came into force on January 1, 2006, as part of BiH efforts to bring its tax framework in line with the one of the European Union (EU), notably the EU Sixth Directive on VAT.
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.