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General Purposes

European Center for Not-for-Profit Law

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2008–December 31, 2009
  • Location Budapest, Hungary
  • Geographic Focus Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia

About this grant

The program goal is to support the development of an enabling legal environment for civil society in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia and the European Union neighborhood. The European Center for Not-for-Profit Law carries out this goal by promoting an effective legal and fiscal framework for nonprofits; improving the legal framework for volunteerism and other forms of public participation; strengthening governance and accountability in the nonprofit sector; and assisting nonprofit organizations to participate in the European Union accession process. Major accomplishments during 2005-2007 included assisting in the development of improved laws on nongovernmental organizations in Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Romania, and Moldova; developing laws on volunteerism in Bosnia, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia, and Serbia; and assisting in the development of a government-civil society cooperation agreement in Bosnia. Established in 2003, the center is based in Budapest, Hungary.