Press Release: EFC 2018 Conference: Culture Matters: connecting citizens, uniting communities

    Have you ever wondered how the arts survive in times of crisis? How culture can shake up, energise and connect communities?  How heritage can help engage and empower citizens to shape the future?  Over 500 philanthropy professionals will tackle these and other important questions in Brussels on 29-31 May, at the European Foundation Centre’s conference “Culture Matters: connecting citizens, uniting communities”.

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    King Baudouin Foundation releases key figures of 2017

    EFC member, King Baudouin Foundation, has released interesting and exciting data about their movements in 2017! 

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    Philanthropy House hosts exhibition by ROMANI ‘My Identity, My Freedom: Expressing Culture Through Fashion’

    ERSTE Foundation, The EFC and EVPA invite you to join the opening of the ROMANI exhibition on 6 March at 16:30 in Philanthropy House. ROMANI Design, created by sisters Erika Varga and Helena Varga, is the first Roma studio with the aim of raising awareness about the culture and heritage of both Hungarian and Roma cultures within the fashion community.

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    Press Release: EFC 2018 Conference: “Culture Matters: connecting citizens, uniting communities”

    Brussels, 20 February 2018 – Inspired by the European Year of Culture, this year’s European Foundation Centre conference will feature a series of topical sessions, exciting exhibitions and thought-provoking visits on the theme of “Culture Matters: connecting citizens, uniting communities”. Taking place in Brussels from 29 May until 31 May, the EFC’s 29th Annual General Assembly and Conference, will convene more than 600 philanthropic leaders and representatives from foundations, not-for profit organisations, academia and policymakers. It offers a unique opportunity for philanthropic actors from around the world to hear high-level speakers speak about current topics and trends and to meet with their peers, exchange know-how and experience, test new ideas, and form partnerships.

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    EFC launches new survey – What are funders doing in the field of arts and culture?

    As part of the EFC’s most recent thematic network focusing on Arts and Culture, this newly developed survey asks what funders’ are doing in the field of arts and culture, and looks to identify foundations who fund, support, advocate and partner in initiatives to advance arts and culture in Europe. 

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    Yuste Foundation announces deadline for the submission of nominations of the Carlos V European Award

    Established by the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation, the Carlos V European Award aims to reward the work of people, organisations, projects or initiatives that have contributed to the general knowledge and enhancement of Europe’s culture, social, scientific and historical values, as well as encouraging construction and integration. 

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    EFC Arts and Culture Network explained

    Established in March 2017, the Thematic Network for Arts and Culture network is the most recent initiative undertaken by the EFC. Art and culture are among the most funded areas our members are active in, highlighting the level of activity in this sector.

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    Newly established EFC Thematic Network on arts and culture meets to discuss audience engagement

    Following establishment of a new thematic network focusing on arts and culture, the EFC and members met for the first time to discuss the importance of audience engagement in this sector. Art and culture is one of the top five areas that our members support, hence the need to create a platform that brings those involved together to pool ideas and create a strategy that can identify challenges and address them.

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    Welcome on board to the newest EFC Members and Affiliates

    A family foundation with roots deep in the Finnish forest industry and a Spanish foundation with clear cultural, humanistic and scientific commitments…take a few minutes to find out all about the latest Member and Affiliate entries into the EFC family!

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    New Book Explores “Giving While Living” Approach to Philanthropy

    On the 18 of September, the Atlantic Philanthropies released Atlantic Insights: Giving While Living, a 56-page publication that explores Founder Charles “Chuck” Feeney’s long-standing belief in “Giving While Living”.