The Legal Space for Non-Governmental Organisations in Europe

On 8 December at 10:00-12:00 (Strasbourg time) the Expert Council on NGO Law organises a launch of the study on the legal status of NGOs and on the implementation of the Recommendation (2007)14 of CoE Committee of Ministers to member states on the legal status of non-governmental organisations in Europe .

The work is based on an assessment done with CoE member states’ civil society, and also includes analysis from Kosovo[1] and Belarus. The analysis will enable the Expert Council identify where further steps to implement the Recommendation are needed.

The Expert Council on NGO Law (Expert Council) was established by the Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) of the Council of Europe in 2008. The Recommendation (CM/Rec(2007)14) defines the minimum standards to be respected concerning the creation, management and the general activities of NGOs in member states of the organisation.