Macedonia NGO Conference Organized by ECNL

27 January 2005

The conference on “Financial Sustainability of NGOs – Philanthropy and Taxation” was held in Skopje, Macedonia on January 27, 2005. It was organized by ICNL's affiliate the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law, the Association of Tax Workers and the First Children’s Embassy in the World - “Megjashi”. The conference addressed the issue of sources and mechanisms for financial sustainability of NGOs in Macedonia, from international perspective and through the national legal framework. It provided a forum for exchange of opinions between NGO and Government participants. The conference also presented results from a research on financial sustainability of NGOs in Macedonia (carried out under NIOK's project on the percentage mechanism). As a result of the conference, participants prepared a list of recommendations for issues that need to be addressed.