With the prospect of Brexit looming, some international development NGOs currently based in the UK are considering whether to establish an additional or alternative presence in the EU. For some, this is because they wish to remain able to access grants from the EU, on which they are heavily reliant. Others wish to remain engaged in EU-led debates and processes. This event will explore the options for registration as an NGO or social enterprise in four countries in Europe so you can decide which may be suitable for your organisation.
What will you learn?
Lawyers from Belgium, Germany, Ireland and Spain will provide a summary of the key options in each country and some of the current issues to consider before registering your organisation there. BWB's Stephanie Biden will discuss practical considerations for UK-based NGOs thinking of moving their main or only presence to another country. A significant period will be allowed for questions from the audience. You will find the session of most benefit if you have already read A4ID’s guide on this topic, at least in relation to the countries that are of interest to you. This will be published on A4ID’s website shortly and circulated to registered attendees prior to the event.
Who should attend?
Please note this event is for NGOs, international development charities, and social enterprises working in human rights or international development, not for lawyers working outside those organisations.
- Stephanie Biden - Partner and Head of Faith-Based Organisations
- Alice Murphy – Senior Associate, Mason Hayes & Curran, Ireland
- Aliresa Fatemi – Senior Associate, Shearman & Sterling, Germany
- Astrid Mayer – Associate, Shearman & Sterling, Germany
- Elisabeta Perez-Arda – Associate, White & Case, Spain
- Marleen Denef – Partner, Curia Lawyers, Belgium
- Oliver Henman – CIVICUS (formerly NCVO) (TBC)
How to register?
The event is free. To secure a place you must register in advance, please click here to sign up through Eventbrite.
A4ID have also published a guide to establishing NGOs in Europe and preparing them for Brexit. The publication explores the options for registration as an NGO or social enterprise in five countries in Europe to help organisations decide which may be most suitable for them.