Monitoring, research and analysis
We monitor policy, legal and fiscal developments at EU and national level, and conduct research and analysis to underpin our representation work, serving as the basis for recommendations and insights for policymakers.
Monitoring, research and analysis on:
Policy developments on thematic areas that our members care about
On the policy side, we monitor issue-specific policy developments at EU and national level, and partner with members and academics to produce studies and analyses on policy issues core to the work of our members. In addition to monitoring policy developments, several of our Thematic Networks carry out research and analysis of the funding landscape in the thematic areas they work in
The regulatory operating environment for philanthropy
For the operating environment, we conduct research and produce analysis around the legal and fiscal contexts in which European philanthropy operates, including issues around cross-border taxation and the space for civil society. The flagship of this analysis is the EFC’s “Comparative Highlights of Foundation Laws: The Operating Environment for Foundations in Europe”, which provides a comparative overview of the diverse legal and fiscal environments of foundations in 40 countries in the EU and across wider Europe. This work serves as a key reference tool for effective advocacy at EU and national levels.