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Eszter Hartay

Eszter Hartay (Netherlands)

Senior Legal Advisor, European Center for Not-for-Profit Law

Eszter is a Hungarian lawyer working as a Senior Legal Advisor with the European Centre for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL). Since 2010 she has been supporting the development of a more enabling legal

environment for civil society in at least 16 countries from the EU, Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership and MENA regions, Central Asia and Latin America.

She is leading ECNL’s efforts to develop and implement the global Principles for statutory regulation and self-regulation of fundraising. The Fundraising Principles aim to support advocacy efforts to create an enabling environment for private giving within and across countries.

Among others, her support contributed to the introduction of the percentage designation mechanism in Moldova that provides additional income to hundreds of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).

She has been managing several multi-annual programmes and conducted more than a dozen multi-country comparative legal research in emerging areas such as regulation on fundraising, cross-border giving and social entrepreneurship.

See Eszter speak at #FRO2020: Unlock the potential and risks of artificial intelligence and digital technologies on fundraising