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    Monitoring the Right to Free Assembly in Eleven Countries

    January 15, 2019

    The right to free assembly is an indispensable element of democracy and a healthy civil society. Recent years have seen a new era of mass protests, but also a significant increase in practical restrictions on the right in Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership countries.

    Monitoring Matrix on the Enabling Environment for Civil Society Development

    July 1, 2017

    This tool measures the health of the legal, regulatory, and financial environment in which civil society organizations in the Western Balkans and Turkey operate.

    Monitoring Freedom of Assembly in the Western Balkans

    July 1, 2016

    This series of reports was prepared as part of the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law's pilot research to monitor legal developments and practical implementation of free assembly in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

    Lottery Proceeds for CSO work

    June 1, 2016

    The European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) was commissioned by the TACSO project to prepare a comparative analysis on the distribution of lottery proceeds for CSOs.

    Policy Papers on Cooperation Between the State and Civil Society Organizations

    March 13, 2016

    This comparative analysis provides an overview of policy papers on cooperation between the state bodies and civil society organizations in Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Estonia, Croatia, and the Philippines.

    OSCE Human Rights Handbook on Policing Assemblies

    March 11, 2016

    This handbook by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) aims to provide guidance for the police in facilitating the right to assemble peacefully.

    The Impact, Legitimacy, and Effectiveness of EU Counter-Terrorism

    January 6, 2016

    This report assesses EU counter-terrorism efforts since 2001 and sets forth a number of relevant recommendations.

    Regulating Political Activities of Non-Governmental Organizations

    December 1, 2015

    This study by the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law was prepared at the request of the Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations of the Council of Europe.

    Social Enterprise in Europe

    October 5, 2015

    This study by the European Social Enterprise Law Association maps the legal structures used by social enterprises across Europe and analyzes how laws and regulations shape and support social enterprise.

    Countering Terrorism or Constraining Civil Society?

    August 6, 2015

    This report from Statewatch in collaboration with Human Security Collective explores the impact of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations on non-profit organizations in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

    Report on the Monitoring of Freedom of Peaceful Assembly in Selected OSCE Participating States (May 2013 – July 2014)

    December 17, 2014

    This report presents the findings of the monitoring of public events undertaken by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in selected OSCE participating States between May 2013 and July 2014.

    New Practices in Raising Domestic Funds by CSOs in Europe

    September 17, 2014

    This 2014 paper by the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law focuses on opportunities to enhance CSOs’ financial sustainability by raising funds from private domestic sources and through indirect state support mechanisms.

    Law on Associations

    June 27, 2014

    HRVATSKI SABOR 1390 Na temelju članka 89. Ustava Republike Hrvatske, donosim ODLUKU O PROGLAŠENJU ZAKONA O UDRUGAMA Proglašavam Zakon o udrugama, koji je Hrvatski sabor […]

    Council of Europe Guide to Human Rights for Internet Users

    April 16, 2014

    The Internet has radically transformed the way we access information and communicate - creating new opportunities for strengthening democracy.

    Keeping Up the Momentum

    January 13, 2013

    This publication, written by the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law, is the first regional report on the state of cooperation between civil society organizations and public institutions in the countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey.

    Monitoring Matrix on Enabling Environment for Civil Society Development

    January 12, 2013

    This matrix and its accompanying monitoring methodology - published by the European Center for International Law - are designed to be used by CSOs to monitor the principles and standards identified as crucial to a supportive and enabling legal environment for CSOs.

    Report on the Monitoring of Freedom of Peaceful Assembly in Selected OSCE Participating States (May 2011–June 2012)

    November 9, 2012

    This report presents the findings of the monitoring of public events undertaken by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in selected OSCE participating States between May 2011 and June 2012.

    Volunteering Infrastructure in Europe

    September 18, 2012

    This publication from the European Volunteer Centre (CEV) details the physical structures, support mechanisms, human resources, knowledge, research and sustainable funding, made available to support volunteers and volunteer organizations in 29 European countries.

    Program of Cooperation Between the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the Non-Government ? Non-For-Profit Sector

    August 8, 2012

    1 PROGRAM OF COOPERATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA AND THE NON -GOVERNMENT – NON -FOR -PROFIT SECTOR IN THE REPUBLIC OF […]

    Law on Associations

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Law of Associations

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Note on the Croatian Constitutional Court Decision

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Law on Social Care

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Law on Social Organizations and Citizens Associations

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Comments and Recommendations to the Act on Foundations and Funds of the Republic of Croatia

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Comparative Analysis of the Taxation of Non Governmental Organizationss

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Constitution

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Tax and Fiscal Laws Relating to Non Governmental Organizations

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Law concerning Foreign Persons

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Act on Foundations and Funds

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Association Guidelines

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Income Tax Act

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Report on Lobbying, Advocacy, and the Law for Non-Profits

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Law on National Foundation for the Development of Civil Society

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Income Tax and Profit Tax Acts

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Program for Cooperation between Government and Non Governmental Organizations

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Law on Public Organizations and Citizens Associations

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Report on Volunteerism

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Overview of the Tax System

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Law on Trusts and Foundations

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Research on Volunteerism in Croatia

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Criteria for Selection of CSOs in Cross-Sector Bodies

    October 1, 2011

    This paper, co-authored by the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law, was written for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to help develop participatory and transparent law-making process in Macedonia.

    OSCE Handbook on Monitoring Freedom of Peaceful Assembly

    February 25, 2011

    This handbook was produced by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) as a guide for civil society organizations that might initiate independent monitoring of peaceful assemblies in their own country.

    Public Funding for Civil Society Organizations

    January 15, 2011

    This paper, developed by the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law, examines state financing of NGOs as practiced in the Western Balkans and EU member states.

    Developing Standards and Mechanisms for Public Financing of NGOs in Croatia

    November 1, 2010

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 12, Issue 4, November 2010 By Igor Vidacak[1] Introduction There is a wide range of not-for-profit, nongovernmental associational […]

    OSCE Guidelines on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly

    October 25, 2010

    These guidelines by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) offer a practical toolkit for legislators and practitioners responsible for implementing laws by drawing on good-practice examples from national legislations in European and OSCE participating States and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights to illustrate the various legislative options used to regulate issues pertaining to the freedom of assembly.

    Comparative Overview of European Standards and Practices in Regulating Public Participation

    October 1, 2010

    This European Center for Not-for-Profit Law article provides a brief overview of European standards and models of public participation in decision-making processes.

    National Funds to Support Civil Society Organizations

    January 30, 2010

    This paper explores the key strategic and operational questions that arise during the development of funds and foundations that support civil society organizations (CSOs).

    European Practices on Implementation of Policy Documents and Liaison Offices that Support Civil Society Development

    February 13, 2009

    This research paper by ECNL discusses the role that European government offices can play in implementing plans for cooperation with civil society. It focuses on five countries in particular: Croatia, England, Estonia, France and Hungary. It was written in support of the implementation of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Decree N.1035-р on approval of the Concept of Executive Authorities Promoting the Development of Civil Society.

    The Legal Framework for Not-for-Profit Organizations in Central and Eastern Europe

    February 1, 2009

    An overview report examining NGO legislation in 16 Central and Eastern European countries.

    Legal and Institutional Mechanisms for NGO-Government Cooperation in Croatia, Estonia, and Hungary

    August 1, 2008

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 10, Issue 4, August 2008 Katerina Hadzi-Miceva1 I. INTRODUCTION The cooperation between the state bodies and non-governmental organizations […]

    Mechanisms for Nominating of NGO Representatives

    January 13, 2008

    A report discussing the professional relationships and mechanisms used to nominate and elect NGO representatives for state commissions and other consultative positions in Central and Eastern Europe.

    Participation of NGOs in the Process of Policy and Law Making

    January 13, 2008

    This analysis by the Bulgarian Center for Not-for-Profit Law compares European practices to promote NGO participation in government decision-making.

    Law on Volunteers and Volunteering in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia

    September 12, 2007

    This article from USAID's 2007 NGO Sustainability Index for Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia - authored by ICNL's Catherine Shea and ECNL's Katerina Hadzi-Miceva - provides an overview of legislation on volunteers from nine countries in the Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia region: Azerbaijan, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland and Romania.

    A Comparative Overview of Public Benefit Status in Europe

    June 13, 2007

    This 2007 publication from the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law presents an overview of European practices for regulating organizations with public benefit status.

    A Comparative Analysis of European Practices of NGO-Government Cooperation

    March 13, 2004

    A paper by ECNL offering a European perspective on policies and practices regarding NGO-Government cooperation in EU member states and other Central and Eastern European countries.

    Case Notes: Central and Eastern Europe

    September 1, 2002

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 5, Issue 1, September 2002 Croatia Croatia Constitutional Court Denies Request to Declare Certain Provisions of the Law […]

    Country Reports: Central & Eastern Europe

    March 1, 2002

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 4, Issue 2-3, March 2002 Regional Model Provisions for a Law on Public Benefit Organizations By Piotr Gajewski* […]

    Country Reports: Central and Eastern Europe

    September 1, 2001

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 4, Issue 1, September 2001 Regional ICNL’s Tax Survey for Central and Eastern Europe Now Available ICNL has […]

    Cooperation in the Area of Social Services Delivery and Mechanisms of State Financing of NGOs (Sample Models)

    March 1, 2001

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 3, Issue 4, March 2001 By Radost Toftisova Legal Advisor, ICNL – Budapest Table of Contents I. Introduction […]

    Preliminary Study of the Legal Frameworks for Public Financing of NGO Activities in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia

    March 1, 2001

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 3, Issue 4, March 2001 Introduction This paper presents a preliminary study of the current legal frameworks governing […]

    Case Notes: Central and Eastern Europe

    March 1, 2000

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 2, Issue 3, March 2000 Croatia Croatian Constitutional Court Strikes Down a Number of Provisions in the Law […]

    Country Reports: Central and Eastern Europe

    December 1, 1999

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 2, Issue 2, December 1999 Regional Meeting of the Regional Drafting Group in Zakopane, Poland on Regulating Public […]

    Country Reports: Central and Eastern Europe

    March 1, 1999

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 3, March 1999 Albania Framework Legislation In February 1999, the Albanian NGO-government drafting group met with […]

    Country Reports: Central and Eastern Europe

    December 1, 1998

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 2, December 1998 Regional An article titled Registration of Associations in Central and Eastern Europe and […]

    Country Reports: Central and Eastern Europe

    September 1, 1998

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 1, September 1998 Region; Albania; Bosnia-Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Estonia; Hungary; Latvia; Lithuania; Macedonia; Poland; Romania; Slovakia; […]