August 9, 2023

Patrick Gibbels: Election season is causing EU institutional inertia but it’s no time to rest

Election season may be resulting in some inertia at the EU but that does not mean the fundraising community should sit still, says our correspondent from […]
June 28, 2023

New European Commission policy aims to enable philanthropy sector

The European Commission has made recommendations to Member States for easing barriers to cross-border philanthropy and working towards a broadly enabling environment for the sector and […]
April 5, 2023

Panel discusses civil society’s challenges & European association statute proposal

Activists, civil society representatives and policymakers from across Europe came together in March, to discuss challenges faced by civil society today and the proposals for a […]
March 16, 2022

Patrick Gibbels: Ukrainian crisis opens EU’s eyes to the regulatory burden facing nonprofits

The EU regulatory environment for civil society has become disproportionately burdensome in recent years, but could that be about to change? Patrick Gibbels explores the impact of last […]
March 3, 2022

MEPs vote in favour of proposals to revolutionise nonprofit legislation and empower civil society

MEPs have voted in favour of a series of legislative recommendations in European Parliament last month, which aim to put nonprofits on an equal footing with […]
November 10, 2021

Patrick Gibbels: Collaborating to lobby successfully at EU level

With more and more legislation coming out of Brussels, knowing how to lobby successfully is an increasingly important skill for nonprofits and membership bodies. Our public affairs columnist […]