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Mission & Values

ECNL’s mission is to promote an enabling legal and fiscal environment for civil society in Europe and beyond.

We are deeply commited to empower civil society organizations and to ensure their sustainability. Our experts have provided support that has directly and positively influenced more than 60 policies and laws affecting CSOs in Europe and Eurasia.

ECNL’s vision encompasses pluralistic democracies in the region in which the legal environment enables people and their organizations to exercise their rights and shape their society through voluntary action.


Pillars of our work:

  •  Cutting-edge expertise and professionalism that ensures high quality policy solutions
  •  Regional perspective which provides innovative approaches to domestic problems
  •  Fostering collaboration in order to achieve better and more sustainable results
  •  Holistic human rights-based approach