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Hanna Surmatz

European Foundation Centre
Legal Counsel
Since May 2004, Hanna Surmatz has been Legal Counsel for foundation law at the European Foundation Centre AISBL (EFC) in Brussels. Her main responsibilities include monitoring and mapping/analysis of relevant national and European developments that affect foundations’ operating environments; co-ordination of benchmarking exercises; and facilitating information exchange on foundation law matters through publications and events. Between 2001 and 2004 she was employed by the Association of German Foundations (Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen) in Berlin, where she also worked on foundation law and European matters. She studied law at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster, Germany and in Poitiers, France. She also serves on the board of the European Center for Not for Profit Law (ECNL).