European Center for Not- for- profit Law (ECNL) is an independent and established European leader on laws affecting civil society organisations (CSOs), working in more than 28 countries. 

ECNL aims to create legal and policy environments that enable individuals, movements and CSOs to exercise and protect their civic freedoms of association, assembly, participation, privacy. ECNL’s work is also focused on understanding the intersection and influence of global trends such as security, technology and artificial intelligence (AI) on these freedoms.  In all these areas, we aim to put into action transformational ideas that will address the pressing civic space and human rights challenges. We envision a space in which everyone can exercise their rights freely, work in solidarity and shape their societies.