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New legal tool for civil society organisations needing to relocate

FRA spoke during the online launch of the Global Nonprofits Guide 2.0 on 1 March. The guide brings together information on laws relating to the setting up and operations of civil society organisations in 70 countries.

It provides a guided pathway function to find suggestions on suitable locations for civil society organisations to relocate, if needed.

This free online tool was compiled by DLA Piper, the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL), and PILnet. It aims to simplify the complex landscape of non-profit laws worldwide.

In FRA’s civic space consultation covering 2023, 1 in 10 organisations from across the EU in the consultation said they had to relocate their organisation and/or a staff member/volunteer to another country due to pressures in 2023.