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NGO law institute

National Network: 
Lithuania
Address: 
Sauletekio al. 9, I korp. 904 k.
10222 Vilnius
Lithuania
Telephone: 
+370 696 87335
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2004
General Information: 

Organization is governed by the board (3 persons) and director. It is supported by 5 volunteers and collaborates with partners from NGO sector, academia and governmental institutions.
On average annual budget of the year is circa 30 000 eur.
Sources of funding contain grants funded by European Commission, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Social security and labor, Embassy of The United States of America, fees for consultations and seminars. The organization activities include research projects, cusultations, seminars and advocacy for NGO friendly legislative system.
Main partners are civil society organizations from Belarus, European Center for not-for-profit law, Vilnius University Faculty of Law, other NGOs from Lithuania, such as The Non-Governmental Organisation Information and Support Centre.

Mission and Objectives: 

The institute's vision is the legislative environment capable of ensuring development of civil society and NGOs.
Objectives:
To employ legal knowledge and experience to strengthen  NGO sector.
To encourage NGO professionalism, responsibility and transparency of activities.
Enable proper participation of NGOs in the public sector's decision-making.
To make positive influence on the development of non-profit law.

Main Projects / Activities: 

2006 – 2007 Study “Legal environment for foundations in Lithuania and The USA”
2007 – 2010 “Legal analysis of the concept of endowment” and legislative initiative that resulted in amending Law on foundations of the Republic of Lithuania.
2009 – 2011 “Improvement of legal environment for NGOs in Lithuania”.
2013 – 2015 “Legal environment of collaboration and partnership of Government and NGO”.
2014 – 2016 “Improvement of legal environment for freedom of association in Belarus”.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

NGO law institute will contribute to the Network through legal knowledge and experience in NGO law field. 

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

NGO law institute would like to become a part of the Network that promotes multicultural values and mutual understanding across the Mediterranean.
We are looking forward to become a part of activities of the Network in Lithuania and beyond. We wish to become an active member and we believe we can bring valuable knowledge and experience.

Additional Information: 
Contact (1) Full Name: 
Aurelija Olendraite
Job Title: 
director
Head of the organisation: 
Aurelija Olendraite

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