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    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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    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announces new initiative focusing on the education and empowerment of youth in the 21st century

    Earlier this month, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation introduced a new Grand Challenges initiative offering grant opportunities. In collaboration with the Misk Foundation, the Misk Grand Challenges has been launched. The Misk Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic foundation, established by Saudi Arabias Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, and this initiative aims to empower youth with both the skills they needs to succeed in the knowledge economy and with the abilities required to tackle the worlds most challenging problems.

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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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    BOLD – A new blog on learning and development by the Jacobs Foundation

    BOLD – Blog on Learning and Development”, is an interdisciplinary initiative dedicated to spreading the word about how children and young people develop and learn. Researchers at various stages of their careers – some associated with the Jacobs Foundation, others not – as well as science journalists, policymakers, and practitioners have their say on this blog.

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    5th Evens Prize for Media Education 2017 – call for entries

    The extended deadline for the 5th Evens Prize for Media Education, to be awarded in 2017, is approaching fast. This edition of the prize aims at all European initiatives that creatively contribute to increasing a critical attitude towards media, together with the target group of young people. The prize money of €25,000 will be awarded by the external jury of international experts and the Evens Foundation.

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    Call for applications – Chair in Philanthropy and Social Investment

    In the framework of the Baillet Latour Chair in Philanthropy and Social Investment, hosted by the Centre for Social Economy (HEC-Management School, Université de Liège), a doctoral position is to be opened at HEC-Management School.

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    Mott Foundation marks $3 billion in giving over 90 years

    As it celebrates nine decades of helping to strengthen communities at home and around the world, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has announced that it has surpassed $3 billion in total grantmaking since its launch on June 19, 1926. The milestone was reached as the Foundation made a $5 million grant to help its hometown of Flint recover and rise from the city’s water crisis.

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    The Wallenberg Foundations launch initiatives to support the integration of young refugees through education and training

    The three largest Wallenberg Foundations have recently decided to earmark EUR 33 m. to support education and training activities for young people and refugees from disadvantaged areas. “There are a lot of young people that are not part of the education system and or the job market. One of the major challenges for the future […]

    WithoutViolence call for governments to put children at the centre of the Global Goals to build a better world

    The organisation WithoutViolence, have just released a series of animated films which make the case for investing in children’s safety. Vitally important in itself, preventing violence against children also works to increase the impact of investments made on achieving other goals like ending poverty, ensuring inclusive and quality education opportunities and  healthy lives, and promoting well-being […]

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    Zero Project 2017 – Call for Nominations on Innovative Practices

    The Zero Project team invites leading experts and organisations to nominate innovative practices concerning this year’s topics: Employment, Work and Vocational Education and Training (VET).