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About ECNL Stichting

In 2018 ECNL decided to move its headquarters from Budapest, Hungary to the Netherlands in order to more effectively implement the mission and strategy of the organisation. In order to legally execute the transfer of headquarters, ECNL Budapest set up a new organization and became the founder of the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) Stichtingwith Date of Deed of Incorporation on November 28, 2018 

ECNL’s Stichting is located in the Hague, Riviervismarkt 5, 2513 AM and is registered to the Chamber of Commerce (KvK) with registration number: 73239518 and RSIN: 859416148. 

The objectives of ECNL Stichting are: to protect human rights, including the freedoms of association, assembly, expression and privacy; to support the development of civil society and public participation at the local, national, and international levels; to promote the democratic legal order; to support the development of appropriate policies and laws affecting civil society, philanthropy, impact investing, social enterprise, international development cooperation, and the impact of new technologies on human rights and civil society; to provide support to other organisations and to undertake research and educational initiatives to advance the foregoing objects. 

ECNL’s strategic goals and actions as well as challenges and opportunities are reflected in our 2020-2023 Strategy.


ECNL Stichting carries forward all projects and commitments of ECNL Budapest and accepts full management of transferred grants.  On both of its governing bodies (i.e. Supervisory Board and Board) ECNL Stichting has members, with long understanding of ECNL’s work.

To learn more about ECNL Stichting’s Board members, click here: 

Remuneration Policy

The members of the board do not receive any remuneration for their activities and are not entitled to any attendance fees. All members of the board are entitled to reasonable reimbursement of any out of pocket costs incurred by them in the fulfilment of their duties, on presentation of supporting documents in this respect.

ECNL Board adopted a Job Description and Salary System for Dutch employees that is based on the Job Description System and the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Civil Service central government regarding the salary schemes. Salaries of employees that are working and living outside the Netherlands follow a similar system and are therefore in accordance with the arms-length’s-principle.