• EFC

    EFC members speak out in support of NGOs in Hungary

    Over the past month, the Hungarian government has adopted a law designed to expel Central European University from Budapest and is currently considering a law that would restrict NGO activity in the country. If enacted, the measure will depress investment from both international and local philanthropic organisations, and starve NGOs of resources necessary to provide key services and meet basic human needs.

    • Philanthropy sector

    EU Disability Law and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities workshop no. 3

    he seminar for members of the judiciary on the EU Disability Law and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) will be held on the 7 June – 9 June, 2017 in Trier, Germany. The aim of this seminar is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and legal tools to use the UNCRPD combined with the relevant EU law in their daily practice.

    • Philanthropy sector

    International Design for All Foundation Good Practice Awards 2017

    In 2016 the Design for All Foundation recognised as 36 Good Practice projects, products and services. These selected candidates are now eligible for the International Design for All Foundation Good Practices Awards 2017.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Hungarian government proposes bill on foreign funded organisations

    The Hungarian government is proposing to introduce legislation that would require NGOs in Hungary that receive more than 24,000 EUR in foreign funding to register as foreign funded organisations. The Hungarian draft law on the ‘transparency of organisations supported from abroad’ was submitted to the Hungarian Parliament on the 7th of April, however it is not yet clear how quickly the Parliament will move ahead.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Nominating process for the Tällberg Global Leaders and Leadership Prize now open

    The Board of the Tällberg Foundation have recently launched the Tällberg Global Leaders and the Tällberg Global Leadership Prize. The initiative aims to achieve two goals; firstly, to honour great leaders and hopefully inspire others to imitate them, and secondly, to provoke a conversation about new kinds of leadership and encourage people to demand more from leaders who disappoint them.

    • EFC member

    Ford Foundation commits $1 billion to mission-related investing

    The Ford Foundation has announced plans to commit up to $1 billion of its $12 billion endowment over ten years to mission-related investing — the largest commitment to MRIs by a private foundation to date.

    • Philanthropy sector

    EU Pro Bono Awards 2017 – Call for nominations now open!

    The Good Lobby has recently announced the launch of the EU Pro Bono Awards for 2017. The awards aim to celebrate collaboration between citizen professionals and civil society organisations working for the public interest at the European level.

    • EFC member

    Open call for applications: Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship (Central Europe and Africa)

    Chatham House and the Robert Bosch Stiftung is inviting applications for the Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship in the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs. The fellowship is open to a young African scientist (citizens of Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique or Tanzania) with a focus on transition processes and developments in relations between Central Europe and sub-Saharan Africa.

    • EFC member

    Safe Home: Bodossaki Foundation’s new campaign on unaccompanied minors

    As part of the Bodossaki Foundation’s continuous efforts to support unaccompanied migrant and refugee children in Greece, they have launched a TV and online campaign in order to raise public awareness and funds for further action. The campaign, Safe Home, reflects the hardships faced by refugee children in Greece and highlights the urgent need for a safe home.

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    Call for applications for Mercator-IPC Fellowship 2017/18

    The Mercator-IPC Fellowship Programme is an initiative created by the Istanbul Policy Centre, Sabancı University and Stiftung Mercator. The programme is based on the premise that the acquisition of knowledge and the exchange of people and ideas are preconditions for meeting the challenges of a globalised world.