• EFC

    Barilla hosts 8th International Forum on Food and Nutrition

    Held on December 4-5 2017, the 8th edition of the Barilla International Forum took place in Milan. High on the agenda were discussions surrounding food security, climate change and migration, sustainable food systems at the national and urban level, and European agricultural reform. The forum gave a voice to new generations, involving young leaders from all over the world in two initiatives; the Food Sustainability Media Award for professional journalists and emerging talent in journalism, and the BCFNYES! contest designed to reward young researchers and projects focusing on food and sustainability.

    • EFC

    Bertelsmann Stiftung releases “Social Inclusion in Poland: Catching Up at an Uneven Speed”

    Poland is growing faster than the rest of Europe, and is consequently catching up to wealthier countries. Rising incomes and declining unemployment rates are creating opportunities and prosperity for a growing majority of people. While still related to the level of per capita income, the degree of social inclusion is relatively high compared to other EU member states, and is continuing to improve. However, some vulnerable groups participate in society to a lesser degree than what might be deemed fair.

    • EFC

    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. 

    • EFC

    Barrow Cadbury Trust welcomes applications for the post of Director – Fair by Design programme

    Barrow Cadbury Trust is looking for a Director to lead and manage an exciting, collaborative, initiative to end the ‘poverty premium’ in 10 years.  The poverty premium is a term for people in poverty paying more for goods and services – such as energy, insurance, etc. – than those with higher incomes.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Community philanthropy bolsters solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers in Europe

    Messina, the city in Sicily which has received a major part of the 700,000 refugees which have landed in Italy since 2011, is today and tomorrow hosting a European meeting on community foundations’ response to refugees and asylum seekers. 

    • Philanthropy sector

    ‘’Revisiting diversity in European philanthropy’’ – Gerry Salole contributes to feature in Alliance magazine

    EFC Chief Executive, Gerry Salole, was interviewed by Karen Weisblatt for Alliance Magazine’s  September 2017 edition tackling the challenges associated with diversity, and the changes required to better represent society and the sector.

    • EFC member

    Three Foundations Award Nearly $6 Million to Tackle Global Challenges

    Three members of the EFC, and three of the largest European foundations, have announced joint grants totaling €5 million ($5.94 million) in support of cross-border collaborations aimed at addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

    • 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 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.