• EFC member

    GHR Foundation and OpenIDEO choose 5 social innovators as winning cohort in inaugural $1M BridgeBuilder Challenge

    An NGO partnership creating a pathway to peace for ex-combatants through ethical gold production in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and a multi-national collaboration employing drone technology to restore depleted mangroves in Myanmar are among the 5 social innovators whose solutions have been chosen as 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge Top Ideas. The Top Ideas will amplify their impact with a share of $1 million and collaboration with GHR Foundation.

    • EFC member

    Fondazione CRT launches 4th edition of Entrepreneurs for Social Change (E4SC) – call for applications now open

    E4SC is a one-year programme which aims to support young social entrepreneurs to enhance the skills needed to boost a business idea with a social mission and be a powerful motor of economic development and social inclusion. The participants get exposed to the tools required to start and scale a social business, meet like-minded people and engage with cutting-edge guest speakers and mentors.

    • EFC

    EFC members receive 50% discount on the regular fees for each course of the EVPA Learning Journey

    Thanks to the generous support of the King Baudouin Foundation, EFC members will receive a 50% discount on the regular fees for each course of the EVPA Learning Journey. This year, the EVPA Training Academy has designed a brand new training offer that brings together all types of organisations committed to finding societal solutions (including foundations, venture philanthropists, social investors and impact investors) to share their knowledge through structured learning opportunities, discussions on what works and what doesn’t, networking and exchanging best practices.

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    MAVA Foundation issues call for proposals for intergenerational leadership programme

    As MAVA will phase out of its funding to all partners by 2022, this new programme will be a key component of its strategy, building institutional resilience within MAVA partner organisations by supporting the professional development of young talents.

    • EFC

    Revitalizing democracy in Europe

    Taking place during the EFC’s AGA and Conference in Warsaw in May, this meeting aimed to share creative thoughts and use out-of-the-box thinking on how to reinvigorate democracy in Europe. Various actors are facing many complexities and new challenges in their efforts to move Europe out of its current dysfunction. Panellists and participants explored practical solutions that have the potential to succeed but are sometimes politically neglected. Lessons learned from the recent “shocks” that Europe has experienced (e.g. Brexit), were also discussed in this dynamic and engaged debate.

    • EFC member

    Remembering Helen Rachel Cadbury from Barrow Cadbury Trust, 24 March 1965 – 30 June 2017

    The following message was written by Sara Llewellin, Chief Executive of the Barrow Cadbury Trust and EFC Governing council member. 

    • EFC member

    Concern over Hungarian nationwide billboard and television advertising campaign targeting George Soros

    The Fidesz-led Hungarian government has launched a nationwide billboard and television advertising campaign targeting George Soros. The campaign uses an image of a grinning George Soros with the slogan “Let’s not allow Soros to have the last laugh!”, with thousands posted around the country on billboards, on the metro, on the floors of Budapest’s trams so that people cannot enter the tram without trampling on Soros’s face.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Applications now open for the Civil Society Prize 2017

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Civil Society Prize 2017 will reward innovative initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and/or individuals and which aim at the labour market integration of newcomers and all the people who are distant from the labour market and require specific support.

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    Stavros Niarchos Foundation announces new initiatives with John Hopkins University and FC Barcelona Foundation

    During the sixth annual Stavros Niarchos Foundation International Conference on Philanthropy, two new important initiatives were announced.

    • EFC member

    Bertelsmann Stiftung release SDG Index and Dashboards Report 2017

    A report released today by Bertelsmann Stiftung provides a report card for country performance on the historic Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report explores the increasingly popular approach by many heads of government of ‘my country first’ and explains how it may threaten the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals.