European Commission consultation on the right to associate

30 August 2022 | The EU wants to modify its legislation for associations’ cross-border work

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The European Commission has launched a public consultation for its proposed legislation on associations’ cross-border activities.

According to the Commission, such an initiative would facilitate the access of associations to the single market. It would remove existing bureaucratic hurdles and ensure that associations can exercise their right to free trade, as enshrined in EU law.

The proposal is in response to a resolution adopted by the European Parliament in February 2022.

Positions can be submitted until midnight on 28 October. The Comission aims to respond in late 2023.

Rupert Strachwitz

Dr. phil. Rupert Graf Strachwitz

Vorstand der Maecenata Stiftung
Direktor des Maecenata Instituts

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