Monitoring and Legal analysis

Understanding and analysing new developments is a first step to be able to protect the operating environment for philanthropy in Europe. We work with national and international experts to understand European and international developments of relevance to the European foundation sector. We issue regular weekly EU briefings and bi-monthly newsletters to inform our interested members and key stakeholders about new relevant policy developments and trends.

European Legal & Policy Update newsletter

Keep up with the latest updates on European policy and legal changes with Philea’s European legal and policy newsletter.

Weekly EU Affairs Monitoring

The Philea Weekly EU Affairs Monitoring is a weekly newsletter which compiles all the relevant meetings and policy developments taking place in the EU institutions and beyond related to the enabling environment for philanthropy and the wider civil society and social economy. It consists of four chapters:

  1. The Week Ahead: what’s on the EU agenda
  2. Relevant events – upcoming
  3. Parliamentary questions and Commission’s answers
  4. Upcoming Council Presidencies. The Weekly EU Affairs Monitoring is a service of Philea to its members.

You can sign up by sending a message to policy@philea.eu.

Comparative Highlights of Foundation Laws

The 2021 “Comparative Highlights of Foundation Laws” provides a broad, comparative overview of the diverse legal and fiscal environments of foundations – across 40 countries – as well as identifies relevant trends and developments.

Legal Environment for Philanthropy in Europe

European philanthropy is as diverse as European societies. This latest research conducted by leading experts provides insights into the legal and fiscal landscape of philanthropy across Europe in the form of detailed country profiles, which can be found below.

Each profile contains information such as requirements for registration, reporting, economic activity, and governance, tax treatment as well as trends and developments.

These country reports would not have been possible without the contribution and rigorous analysis of the national experts to whom we are indebted. Since the first edition was published in 2002, these country profiles have been regularly updated every few years.

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