January 26, 2023
These guidelines, put together by the NGO Law Institute (NGOLI) with the support of ICNL, are designed to help activists from Belarus and other Eurasian countries who relocate to Lithuania to organize their work in compliance with Lithuanian law.
November 10, 2018
This 2018 report by Access Now outlines major regulatory initiatives related to artificial intelligence and mass data regulations in the EU and member states.
January 6, 2016
This report assesses EU counter-terrorism efforts since 2001 and sets forth a number of relevant recommendations.
August 1, 2015
Social entrepreneurship - which combines the tools and strategies of a business with social values and goals - is becoming more widespread in Europe.
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.
September 23, 2014
PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 One year ago on the margins of the 68th UN General Assembly, ICNL stood with President Obama as he launched #StandWithCivilSociety. […]
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.
April 16, 2014
The Internet has radically transformed the way we access information and communicate - creating new opportunities for strengthening democracy.
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.
December 14, 2011
With the strings tightening on government purses across Europe and the role and influence of non-profit organisations growing, a number of questions have been raised concerning the legitimacy of foundations in particular and whether existing public regulation and self-regulatory frameworks are enough to ensure that the sector is open and held accountable.
July 7, 2011
PUBLISHED: JULY 1, 2011 On July 1, 2011, the participants in the Sixth Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies held in Vilnius, Lithuania, agreed […]
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.
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.
September 30, 2010
PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) and CIVICUS are pleased to announce that on September 30, 2010, the United Nations […]
February 1, 2009
An overview report examining NGO legislation in 16 Central and Eastern European countries.
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.
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.
June 13, 2004
This 2004 chart, prepared by the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law, compares the percentage designation mechanisms from Hungary, Slovakia, Lithuania, and Poland.
July 22, 2002
PUBLISHED: JULY 22, 2002 In both Lithuania and Slovakia the parliaments have recently adopted changes in legislation permitting taxpayers to designate a portion of their […]
May 2, 2001
PUBLISHED: MAY 2, 2001 On May 1, 2001 USAID signed a new three year agreement with ICNL to carry out NGO law reform activities in […]