Dr. Sergey Lagodinsky MdEP (Grüne/EFA), First Vice-Chairman of the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, is a staunch advocate of a European statute for associations. This is his message to us:

It’s high time to adopt an EU-wide statute on associations and nonprofits. Such legislation would help a lot to interconnect European citizens and to protect them from arbitrary acts of their own national governments. Designing and implementing such a statute should become a top priority both for the European Parliament and the Commission during this coming legislative and executive term. This project is a particularly important political and personal matter for me and I am extremely happy to find in YEA an important civil society ally. 

Sergey, thanks for sending this message – we look forward to cooperating with you!