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Paper on economic activities of CSOs 15/04/2015

ECNL prepared an overview of legal regulation of economic activities by civil society organizations in Europe. The research paper describes difference between for-profit and economic activities and lists existing models to regulate such activities in European countries.

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Study visit in ECNL office 10/03/2015

Last week ECNL hosted two lawyers from Legal Resources Center from Moldova for a study visit. During their stay the guests met with leading Hungarian CSOs, public officials and were provided with workshops by ECNL experts as well. The program gave an opportunity for the fellows to examine the legal framework of the Hungarian nonprofit sector with an outlook to the European practices.

Input requested for OHCHR study on the right to participate 23/02/2015

The right to directly and indirectly participate in political and public life is important in empowering individuals and groups, and is one of the core elements of human rights-based approaches aimed at eliminating marginalization and discrimination. Stakeholders are now invited to contribute to the study on best practices, experiences and challenges regarding the right to participate to be prepared by the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

ECNL is hosting two lawyers from Moldova 20/02/2015

This week ECNL hosts two lawyers of the Legal Resources Center from Moldova, LRCM for a fellowship. During their stay the visitors are meeting representatives of civil society organizations and public authorities to learn about the experiences of the Hungarian third sector.

UN Special Rapporteur: 2014 was a decisive year in the history 09/01/2015

UN Special Rapporteur On the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association , Maina Kai has released a year-end report summarizing the developments, events and lessons learned in 2014.

Comparative analysis on the operating environment for public-benefit foundations in Western Balkans 18/12/2014

The European Foundation Centre, EFC has recently published a study on the operating environment for public-benefit foundations in the Western Balkans region. The study, authored by ECNL’s managing director Katerina Hadzi-Miceva Evans and Hanna Surmatz from European Foundations Centre describes the latest developments in and the current legal environment of the foundation sector of the Western Balkans, sets recommendations for further law and policy reform.

ECNL participated in Sixth Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum 15/12/2014

ECNL participated in the Sixth Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, which took place in Batumi, Georgia. The Forum convened 250+ representatives of civil society organizations from Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia on November 19-21. The sixth Forum focused on the issue of common security, protection of fundamental rights and role of mass media in the situation of military conflicts.

ECNL Director highlights importance of civil society & steps to enhance freedoms at OSCE ODIHR HDIM 17/10/2014

ECNL Executive Director, Mrs. Katerina Hadzi-Miceva Evans was invited to deliver an introductory speech at the 2014 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM), Europe\'s largest annual human rights and democracy conference which is organized every year by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).

As an introducer of the 3rd working session on freedom of peaceful assembly and association on 23rd September 2014 she was talking about the importance of civil society, trend of increasing restrictions on civil society on national level all over the word and outlined examples how the enjoyment of the freedoms of association and assembly can be enhanced.

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