Non-governmental organizations, associations and foundations or NGOs – as they are also called, are legal persons made up of natural or legal persons who pursue activities in the general interest or in the interest of local authorities or, as the case may be, in their personal interest non-patrimonial. (Law no. 246/2005 for the approval of Government Ordinance no. 26/2000 on associations and foundations).
In Romania, there are currently 79,000 such organizations according to the National NGO Register . They are non-profit entities, which may or may not have economic activities and intervene in society through campaigns, projects or specific measures. The fields in which these organizations work are very diverse, as are the activities they undertake. Whether we are talking about education, health, sports, culture, environmental protection, social integration or helping vulnerable people such as children or the elderly, NGOs specializing in these areas solve general or specific problems that state authorities or public institutions fail. to address them effectively and create imbalances in society.
Recognizing the public utility of these organizations, by Government Ordinance 26/2000 the state confers to the association or foundation a series of obligations and rights, including the right to be assigned free use of public property, the preferential right to resources from the state budget and budgets the obligation to maintain at least the level of activity and performance that led to the recognition.
There are also a series of fiscal facilities that NGOs have and we will detail them soon on AlTreileaSector.ro, with the help of an expert.