A statute for European cross-border associations and non-profit organisations

At a Glance 10-02-2022

During the February 2022 plenary session, Parliament is due to vote on a legislative-initiative report calling on the Commission to put forward a directive on common measures for non-profit organisations (NPOs) and also a regulation establishing a statute for European cross-border associations and non-profit organisations. The proposal recognises that while NPOs are an integral part of the EU economy, they face multiple legal and administrative challenges when attempting to operate across borders. It maintains that minimum EU standards and the possibility to acquire a legal personality would help NPOs overcome these barriers.