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    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.

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    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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    The views of civil society organisations on the implementation of EU legislation on legal migration in EU Member States

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has been invited by the European Commission to conduct a study on the state of existing EU legislation on legal migration. The study will be carried out in conjunction with civil society organisations.

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    Bertelsmann Stiftung’s “Challenging Chances – Escape in Pictures” exhibition comes to Philanthropy House

    The European Foundation Centre is pleased to announce that Bertelsmann Stiftung’s project, Challenging Chances – Escaping Chances, will be displayed at Philanthropy House from the 29th of March until the 16th of June. The exhibition promises to be an eye-opening display of photo stories from people who have sought refuge in Germany.

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    “Three years of the Citizens for Democracy Programme” – Press release by Stefan Batory Foundation

    The Citizens for Democracy programme has just closed. It has enabled 617 projects worth PLN 131 million implemented by 667 non-governmental organisations in 773 communities in Poland.

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    European Cultural Foundation joins the Protect the EU Campaign

    The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) has recently joined a campaign which focuses on the protection of the European Union against the current wildfire of political negativity. Inspired by Wolfgang Tillmans’ anti-Brexit campaign, Dutch designers Jop van Bennekom and Geert Jonkers have adapted posters for the upcoming elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany.

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    Bertelsmann Stiftung release new study on migration and displacement

    A unique study has recently been published by Bertelsmann Stiftung on the topics of refugees and migration. The study, Escaping the Escape, includes reports by 25 experts from Africa, Asia and Europe. In the study, experts report on the current situation in Europe and offer recommendations on how to minimise the root causes of migration and how the European Union can support people in their search for freedom, self-determination and well-being.

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    Global Fund for Community Foundations announces 2017 grants and learning programme

    The Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF) is inviting concept notes for a two-year grants and learning programme aimed at understanding and supporting the work of European community philanthropy organizations (CPOs) on migration and refugees in their communities. The programme builds on an initial GFCF convening on the topic held in Brussels, January 2016.

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    Leading foundations sign 2016 Vision Europe Summit declaration

    Leaders from convening foundations and think tanks – including Bertelsmann Stiftung, Compagnia di San Paolo and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – recently signed the 2016 Vision Europe Summit declaration ‘Building Common Ground: Towards strategic migration and refugee policies in Europe’. The summit was held to discuss the challenges Europe faces regarding the migration and refugee crisis, as well as possible responses to the issue.

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    Call for nominations for UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award 2017

    The UNHCR is searching for an inspirational unsung hero supporting refugees for the honour of the 2017 Nansen Refugee Award. The Award seeks to reward an individual, group of people or organisation that have displayed extraordinary humanitarian work on behalf of refugees, displaced or stateless people.