On 8 February 2012, the European Commission published proposals for a draft statute which will create an entirely new public benefit entity - a ‘European Foundation' - for organisations working in fields such as education, research, social and health services, culture and protection of the environment. Andrew Studd, Partner in the Charity and Social Business Team, describes the main features of the proposal.

European Foundations – a proposed new form of public benefit entity - Mar 12.pdf