Venice, Italy - The Venice Commission, in cooperation with the OSCE/ODIHR and with the funding from the Japanese Government, organised a Round-table on « Foreign funding of non-governmental organisations » on 4 October 2017 in Venice, Italy.
The round-table gathered members of the Venice Commission, national and International experts as well as state and civil society representatives. The purpose of the round-table was to develop the international standards concerning foreign funding of associations in order to deepen the legal discussion in this field. Good practices in promoting an enabling environment for cross-border activities of NGOs while addressing terrorist financing and money laundry concerns were also on the agenda.
The conclusions of this round-table were also used in the preparation of the “review” in this field requested by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.