Regulating Fundraising in Europe – A Timely Issue

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Fundraising regulation is a timely subject in Europe, as the past decade has seen a number of countries revisit their regulatory framework on the subject. The legislative changes show diverse trends: many aim to reduce administrative burdens and regulatory controls on fundraising activities while others increase state oversight. Despite the actuality of the topic and the importance of CSOs right to access resources, there has been relatively little research regarding just how CSO fundraising is regulated. To help fill this gap, ECNL has published an extensive study comparing the legal framework for fundraising which covers 16 countries from all regions of Europe; 21 international and regional documents; 65 laws and regulations; 101 secondary resources; 30 links and websites; 3 case studies. This report is just a first step towards further research to assess the impact and implementation of legislation and self-regulation fundraising. More information is available here.

Source: ECNL

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