ELEN is a non-governmental organisation and operates on income from its membership fees and donations. This ensures our political neutrality and our ability to take advocacy action whenever we want to help support any of our language communities and to engage on language projects that help revitalise European lesser-used languages.

Donations are vital to our work, and we warmly invite people who support our aims and objectives to consider supporting ELEN. Donations contribute enormously to our daily operating costs enabling us to effectively protect and promote European lesser used languages, many of which are defined as endangered by UNESCO.

If you or your organisation wish to donate and find out more details about donating, for example, about possible tax deductions for donating to a NGO, please contact the ELEN Secretariat by e-mail at: elen.secretariat[at]