September 22, 2021
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Threats to civil society organisations intensified by pandemic

A new report from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has been published, calling on policymakers to foster a more conducive working environment for civil society, […]
September 15, 2021
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Patrick Gibbels: Why ePrivacy proposals could give the sector an even bigger headache

ePrivacy rules are on the table to be overhauled, but the latest proposed amendments could be even more problematic for nonprofit fundraising. Our columnist Patrick Gibbels […]
June 9, 2021

Dutch Manifesto calls on government to create space for social good

The Dutch nonprofit sector has come together to launch a Manifesto, which calls on policy makers in The Hague to create more room for social good. […]
June 9, 2021
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Patrick Gibbels: Will the EU call time on telephone fundraising?

Over the past year and more, the telephone has been a vital channel for fundraising and nurturing supporter relationships. Patrick Gibbels highlights the risks of the […]
February 10, 2021
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Landmark ruling eases forthcoming telemarketing laws for Dutch charities

On 26 January 2021, the Dutch government unanimously approved two amendments to the proposed Telecommunications Act, softening the rules for charities in contrast with legislation for businesses. The […]
December 9, 2020

Looking back: Which EU policies progressed in 2020 and where are we now?

In the last of this year’s series – a View from Brussels – our public affairs columnist, Patrick Gibbels, summarises the state of play on the […]