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September 2017

Philanthropy House exhibition | Weighing less on our future: our food choices count!

September 18 - November 10 | Philanthropy House Rue Royale 94, Brussels, 1000 Belgium | Environment & sustainable development Global challenges, peace-building Health Research, science & technology

From 18 September to 10 November, Brussels will welcome the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition’s newest exhibition, “Weighing Less on Our Future: Our Food Choices Count!”. The initiative, hosted at Philanthropy House, is a true voyage through food sustainability. The show starts from one premise: we have just 13 years to reach the 17 Sustainable Development Goals laid out in the UN’s 2030 Agenda....

EU Disability Law and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities seminar

September 25 @ 08:30 - September 26 @ 13:00 | ERA Conference Centre Metzer Allee 4, Trier, 1000 Germany | Disability

This seminar, EU Disability Law and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for legal practitioners, will take place on 25-26 September 2017 in Trier, Germany. The aim of this seminar is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and legal tools to use the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) combined with the relevant EU law in their daily practice....

Grantmakers East Forum 2017 – “Reclaiming Civic Spaces: Imagination, Expression and Creation for Social Change”

September 27 - September 29 | Vienna Vienna, Austria | Diversity, migration & social inclusion Foundations' operations Global challenges, peace-building

The 22nd Grantmakers East Forum (GEF)  will take place in Vienna, Austria from 27 to 29 September 2017. The theme of the conference is "Reclaiming Civic Spaces: Imagination, Expression and Creation for Social Change". ...

Managing risk, maximising capacity: grantee due diligence

September 27 @ 09:00 - 17:00 | Hey Nutshuis Riviervismarkt 5, The Hague, 2513 AM Netherlands | Foundations' operations

A one-day peer-exchange workshop on grantee due diligence, organised by OPN-Finance hosted by the European Climate Foundation at Het Nutshuis....

Responsible Research and Innovation Workshop: more engagement, better impact?

September 29 | CosmoCaixa Carrer d'Isaac Newton 26, Barcelona, 08022 Spain | Research, science & technology

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) encourages societal actors (researchers, policy-makers, businesses, and citizens, etc.) to work together during the whole research and innovation (R&I) process to better align R&I and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of society....

October 2017

Roundtable on foreign withholding tax

October 4 @ 12:00 - 16:30 | Philanthropy House Rue Royale 94, Brussels, 1000 Belgium | Foundations' operations

Do you as an endowed foundation invest across borders, in other EU countries? Do you pay foreign withholding tax on your investments or do you manage to claim them back? What are your lessons learned and how could the process potentially be facilitated?...

Funders Forum for Sustainable Cities and Regional Foundations Network Conference 2017

October 12 - October 13 | Realdania Jarmers Plads 2, Copenhagen V, 1551 Denmark | Environment & sustainable development Global challenges, peace-building

The European Foundation Centre’s (EFC) Funders Forum for Sustainable Cities (FFSC) and Regional Foundations Network are joining forces to co-organise a conference on “Local Authority and Philanthropy Partnerships for cross-sectoral solutions” that will be hosted by Realdania on 7-8 September 2017 in Copenhagen....

Trust & Truth in Times of Fake News: What can philanthropy do?

October 19 @ 09:00 - 18:00 | Rotterdam Rotterdam, Netherlands | Human rights, citizenship & democracy

'The Pope supports Trump’ and ‘Clinton has sold weapons to IS’ – both are examples of so-called ‘fake news’, misinformation, produced with the intention of misleading the audience, in order to achieve certain political or commercial gains. The phenomenon of fake news, and the turmoil it causes, illustrate how digital technologies have rewired the public sphere and how we struggle to keep up with that....

November 2017

Communications Professionals in Philanthropy | Strengthening communications capacity: Your foundation’s and your partners’

November 16 - November 17 | Nordea Fonden Overgaden Neden Vandet 11, København K, 1414 Denmark | Foundations' operations

The EFC Communications Professionals meeting will take place on 16th and 17th November 2017 in Copenhagen and will be hosted by Nordea Fonden....

Disability Thematic Network Autumn Forum

November 23 - November 24 | Philanthropy House Rue Royale 94, Brussels, 1000 Belgium | Disability

This meeting is a key opportunity for foundations working on a range of issues relating to disability including how to mainstream disability, to connect with each other and to explore potential synergies and collaboration. The event will also mark the official launch of the mapping ‘Institutional philanthropy – a focus on disability’ recently commissioned by the EFC Disability Thematic Network (DTN)....

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