Working with lawyers in our network who are committing their time and expertise pro bono, PILnet is developing resources and obtaining legal assistance to support those affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

PILnet and our legal and civil society partners are developing legal resources to strengthen the resilience of CSOs and to assist people fleeing from Ukraine.

Please contact us to get involved with one of our projects or if you have an idea for a new one.

Resources for CSOs

Registration Guide: A comparative table summarizing legal frameworks for registering a not-for-profit entity in various countries in Europe,  a joint project by ECNL, DLA Piper, and PILnet.

Banking Guide: Information on specific aspects of opening and operating organizational bank accounts for not-for-profit entities in various jurisdictions. This is a joint project with ECNL and PILnet.

Immigration Guidance: Information for those fleeing Ukraine and CSOs who support them on travel documents, access to services, and more for various countries. This is a joint project with DLA Piper.

Basic Legal Assistance: Resources compiled from our partners for organizations or individuals who need basic legal assistance for people on the move, or the CSOs supporting them, or documenting human rights abuses.

Country-Specific Resources: Resources compiled by the European Pro Bono Alliance on various topics, including rights and legal remedies, accommodations, travel, and humanitarian assistance, to help people fleeing from Ukraine.

If you need more information on any of these topics, please contact us.

If your organization needs specific legal advice on these or any other topic, please submit a request for assistance.

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