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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.

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    Call for the 11th edition of the Carlos V European Awards is now open

    The Carlos V European Awards, organised by the European Academy of Yuste Foundation, recognise the role carried out by the leading characters and driving forces behind the European building process. The awards were created with the purpose of rewarding individuals, organisations, projects or initiatives that have contributed to the general knowledge and exaltation of the cultural, social, scientific and historical values of Europe.

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    ERSTE Foundation and “la Caixa” Foundation launch new programme to help unemployed Hungarians find a job

    Incorpora Hungary is a newly created joint initiative that supports disadvantaged people in Hungary seeking employment. Launched in November 2016, Incorpora Hungary has flourished under the collaboration of the ERSTE Foundation and ‘la Caixa’ Foundation, both of whom recognise that tackling unemployment is one of the most pressing global challenges of the 21st century.

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    EFC’s Thematic Network on European Democracy discusses disenchantment in Europe

    The EFC’s Thematic Network on European Democracy convened participants at a workshop on 6 December to consider recent issues in relation to democracy in Europe – and further afield – and discuss how foundations can help to prevent similar things happening in other EU Member States.