Managing Director of Siemens Stiftung honored for international educational commitment

    Early in December, Nathalie von Siemens was was honored for the educational commitment of the Siemens Stiftung by the Mexican non-profit organisation INNOVEC (Innovación en la Enseñanza de la Ciencia A. C.) at the International Conference on Inquiry-Based Science Education in Mexico city. 

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    Plan International Denmark and BØRNEfonden merge to deliver greater impact on rights for children and youth in Africa

    Early in December Danish children and youth organisation BØRNEfonden and leading girls rights NGO Plan Denmark  decided to merge to create an even greater influence and change for children and young people in Africa. 

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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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    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.

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    The Bodossaki Foundation’s “In the eye of the beholder” exhibition comes to Philanthropy House

    The European Foundation Centre is excited to introduce the public to the thought-provoking work of the Bodossaki Foundation. The exhibition, named “In the eye of the beholder”, will be held at Philanthropy House from the 21st of June until the end of August and it promises to be an incredibly unique opportunity for all attendees.

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    Applications open for Calouste Gulbenkian Prizes 2017

    The Gulbenkian Prizes are given annually by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. They aim to recognise individuals or or non-profit organisations that have distinguished themselves due to their relevance and work. The prizes are categorised in the four themes: Human Rights, Cohesion, Sustainability and Knowledge.

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    Call for Nominations: 2017 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize

    The Jacobs Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2017 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The prize awards outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all scholarly disciplines aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth or contributing to one of the Jacobs Foundation’s thematic priorities. This includes, but is not limited to, educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political sciences, linguistics, neurosciences, computer sciences, and medical sciences.

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    Launch of the Princess of Girona Foundation awards 2017

    The Fundación Princesa de Girona (FPdGI) is launching a set of five awards in 2017. The awards – named the Princess of Girona Foundation awards – seek to recognise the career of young people between the ages of 16 to 35 years old and an organisation from the EU that has shown outstanding entrepreneurial capacity in innovative projects.

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    Call for Applications: The Jacobs Foundation Marbach Castle Residence Program 2017

    The Residence Program offers senior and/or junior (post-doctoral) researchers in the field of child and youth development an inspiring setting for conducting uninterrupted, goal-oriented, collaborative work. In addition to time for dedicated work on projects during the day, building new connections and collegial interaction with fellow residents from a variety of disciplines and geographies is a defining characteristic of the Marbach experience.

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    Raymond Georis Debate 2016: “Youthful perspectives on age-old problems”

    The EFC’s annual Raymond Georis event, taking place this year in the shape of a debate, brought together three young Europeans to give their own perspectives on the critical issues faced by Europe today. What are their thoughts on where Europe is headed? Where do they see the pitfalls – and opportunities – lying ahead in the coming years? What are their frustrations with the current systems in place and what do they feel can, and should, be done to fix them?