In February 2015, the Dutch Tax Office recognized that Stichting European Lawyers Foundation (ELF) is a Public Benefit Organization of Charitable Organization (Dutch: ANBI) from our date of incorporation. The ELF was established in The Hague on 27 August 2014. This recognition means that ELF is able to benefit from tax regulations under the ANBI status granted by the Dutch Law. Please read more on the website of the Dutch Tax Authorities.
The main aim of ELF is to implement value-added projects that create services for European lawyers and on issues related to justice policies in Europe. Furthermore, the Foundation may also implement projects related to other objectives, such as human rights and the rule of law.
For more information about our finances, please find our budget and the latest annual report here.
ELF’s work is funded partially by organisations such as the European Union, The International Bar Association and the National Endowment for Democracy through funded projects. ELF also receives donations from many Bars and organisations that cover the ELF’s limited overhead costs. The Netherlands Bar (Nederlandse Orde Van Advocaten) has allowed us rent-free office space (and related costs) in The Hague. Other Bars such as the Spanish Bar and the Barcelona Bar have sponsored our work in particular areas.
ELF accepts donations from individuals, which are tax-deductible in the Netherlands. Donations can be made to the following account:
Stichting European Lawyers Foundation
Bank account for donations IBAN: NL35 INGB 0006 6080 00
European Lawyers Foundation’s policy on remuneration
Financial provision for the Board of Directors:
The Board members shall not receive any remuneration for the performance of their Board-related duties. They will be entitled to reimbursement of the costs made by them in the performance of their duties and non-excessive attendance fees according to the guidelines established by the Foundation.
Commercial or professional supplies, activities or services performed by a Board member for the benefit of the Foundation require the prior, unanimous, written consent of all other Board members. The same shall apply if the Board member has an indirect interest in these supplies, activities or services.
Financial provision for the Supervisory Board and the Advisory Board:
The members of the Supervisory Board shall not receive any remuneration for the performance of their Supervisory Board-related duties.
The members of the Advisory Board shall not receive any remuneration for the performance of their duties that are related to the Advisory Board.
Our policy plan can be found here.
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