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Croatia

Shaping key CSO legislation and mechanisms for cooperation and funding

ECNL was partner of the Legal Reform Affecting CSOs in Croatia project. We supported the drafting of a new, progressive Law on Foundations and a new Law on Volunteering, the legal framework for public benefit organizations, the proper implementation of taxation affecting CSOs, and training and capacity building activities. We provided expertise in the development of progressive government grant making practices to ensure transparency of the government funding schemes. We supported the drafting of a Code of good practices in public financing of CSOs and prepared a brochure on Citizen participation. Throughout 2013 and 2014 we worked with the Government Office for NGOs to support the drafting of the new Law on Associations.