The EU is supplying support to tax justice campaigners

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I was very pleased to see this notice on the EU's website:

Civil Society Organisations against tax avoidance, tax evasion and tax fraud

European civil society makes a valuable contribution to the fight against tax avoidance, tax evasion and tax fraud. That is why the European Commission is working to expand civil society's involvement in the campaign for fairer taxation. We are encouraging more organisations that have an interest in tackling tax abuse, but may lack the capacity or resources, to become more active!

In 2017, the Commission will launch a new training and networking project for civil societies around Europe. This will involve a series of training courses on international and EU corporate tax issues, as well as guidance to organisations on how to build and improve their pan-EU networks.

The training sessions will be held in Brussels and will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the problem of tax avoidance, why it is relevant to you and how to tackle it. It will also be a chance to meet other organisations and policy-makers involved in this campaign.

How can you get involved?

Do you represent an EU-based not-for-profit organisation? Do you want to do more to fight tax fraud, tax evasion and tax avoidance?

You are welcome to join one of our training sessions. The trainings will take place in Brussels, with different sessions of 1.5 day planned between February and June 2017 in Brussels.

Costs of participation, including travel and accommodation, will be reimbursed.

Benefits:

  • Increase your organisation's knowledge of international tax practices.
  • Network and connect with other civil society organisations and EU policy makers.
  • Participants will also be invited to attend a high-level conference on corporate taxation, planned for the autumn of 2017. More information will be published on this website in due course.

How can you participate in the project?

To express your organisation's interest in joining the trainings, please fill in this form.