The Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index of 2016 has not changed since 2015
The Non-governmental Organizations Sustainability Index in Bulgaria for the year 2016 is 3.3 – without any change in the general sustainability for NGOs for the fifth consecutive year. The only improvement in 2016 is in the area of advocacy: changes in the Statutory...
24 July 2017
The Bulgarian Center for Not-for-Profit Law (BCNL) was founded in 2001 as public-benefit foundation.
Mission, vision, and goals
Our mission is providing support for the drafting and implementation of legislation and policies with the aim to advance the civil...
21 May 2017
The right to decide independently and how to advocate for it
From 15th to 17th of January, the city of Varshetz hosted an interesting meeting-training of the representatives of the National Platform of Self-Advocates to the Bulgarian Association for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (BAPID). The platform brings together...
30 January 2017
A few words about the amendments in Bulgarian NGO sector legislation
When we talk about how the civil society sector works, we always start from the idea of volunteerism, dedication, initiative, creativity, enthusiasm and so on. It’s a fact these are the key elements of each civil initiative and association. Besides, the real...
4 November 2016
On 18 April a public discussion on the topic "Democracy through civic association and civic pressure" was organized by BCNL
Bulgarian Center for Not-for-profit Law (BCNL) jointly with the Philosophy Department of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" organized a public discussion on the topic "Democracy through civic association and civic pressure", which was held on 18th of April, at...
21 April 2016
JOIN ECNL’S TEAM! Apply for a Senior Legal Advisor position now!
The European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) is currently seeking a Senior Legal Advisor to join its team in Budapest. ECNL is the leading European research and policy center promoting the strengthening of a supportive legal environment for civil society. Over...
4 February 2014
Should we abolish the guardianship in Bulgaria?
Mental illnesses are present in human history for thousands of years (the earliest evidences for their existence are the “covered with holes” skulls found approximately 50 000 BC – interpreted as the first attempts to cure the mental illness).
19 August 2013
Global Trends in NGO Law: Freedom of Assembly
The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law had published the publication of the latest issue of Global Trends in NGO Law. This issue addresses laws that restrict the freedom of citizens and groups to exercise their right to assemble peacefully.
12 June 2011