4 March 2021

WEBINAR: New EU policy on Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing prevention: impact on the NPO sector

We are pleased to invite you to a discussion with the European Commission and colleagues from civil society on the new EU Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing policy and how this relates to the NPO sector, taking place on 29 March 2021, at 10:00-11:00 (CET).

After the EU consultation on the Action Plan for a comprehensive Union policy on preventing money laundering and terrorism financing, to which our NPO coalition jointly contributed, the European Commission is preparing a legislative proposal for the first half of 2021.

What did the results of the consultation reveal and in which direction is the Commission heading? What are the opportunities and potential implications of the new AML policy for civil society organisations, including philanthropic organisations?

Agenda & Speakers

Hanna Surmatz – Co-lead, Philanthropy Advocacy & Enabling Environment Manager, European Foundation Centre

Presentation of the new AML/CFT policy (followed by Q&A)
Raluca Prună – European Commission, DG FISMA

Snapshot views from the NPO sector – implementation of the existing directive and unintended negative impact of AML/CFT policy on civic space
Vanja Škorić – European Center for Non-Profit Law (ECNL)
Isabel Peñalosa Esteban – Spanish Association of Foundations (AEF)
Sarah Wraight – Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)

Other measures to mitigate the risk of money laundering and terrorism financing in the NPO sector
Katharina Stahlecker 
– VENRO – Umbrella Organisation of Development and Humanitarian Non-Governmental Organisations in Germany
Lia van Broekhoven – Human Security Collective

For queries and registration, please contact Nikoleta Bitterová (nbitterova@efc.be).