Stavros Niarchos Foundation International Conference on Philanthropy

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

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The 5th SNF International Conference on Philanthropy will take place from 21 to 22 June 2016, for the first time in Thessaloniki. This year’s theme will be developed around the areas of the Mediterranean and the Balkans, as a wide geographic region which is currently facing enduring and diverse geopolitical challenges. Distinct themes will be examined based on the foundation’s four programme areas.

The annual International Conference on Philanthropy has been organised by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) every June in Greece since 2012. The conference brings together internationally renowned speakers from the fields of academia and science, as well as representatives of other foundations and institutions. The aim of the conference is to present best practices and represents a fertile ground for the exchange of ideas and discussion on the developments within the wider field of philanthropy. Each year’s theme varies depending on current challenges, keeping at its core the four programme areas of the foundation: arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. The conference is addressed to representatives of other foundations, non-profit organisations and institutions, as well as to all those who are interested in the role of philanthropy and social giving.

The themes of previous conferences include: Philanthropy and Sustainability (Athens, 2015), Recharging the Youth – Philanthropy and Ethics – Arts and Culture (Athens, 2014), The role of Philanthropy within a Social Welfare Society (Athens, 2013), and The role of Foundations during the Economic Crisis (Athens, 2012).

Attendance at the conference is free, but pre-registration is required.

More information on the upcoming event will be available soon on the SNF website shortly.


21 June 2016
22 June 2016


Stavros Niarchos Foundation