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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.

    • Philanthropy sector

    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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    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?

    • Philanthropy sector

    New European Social Policy Network Report on Minimum Income Schemes in Europe

    The European Social Policy Network (ESPN) has just published a major new report, Minimum Income Schemes in Europe: a Study of National Policies.  This synthesises the findings of 35 country reports. The report finds that minimum income (MI) schemes play a vital role in alleviating the worst impacts of poverty and social exclusion in many […]

    EFC Conference will inspire the world of philanthropy to ‘imagine and invest in our future’

    Brussels, 3 February 2016 – Taking place during the Netherlands’ Presidency of the EU, the European Foundation Centre’s 27th Annual General Assembly and Conference will convene more than 750 philanthropic leaders and representatives from INGOs, academia and policymakers in Amsterdam in May. The conference will engage a diverse array of philanthropic actors to find solutions […]

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    Annual Conference on Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2015

    Empowering workers with disability on the EU labour market: legal tools, challenges and best practices. On the 14-15th of December, the Academy of European Law (ERA) in collaboration with the European Foundation Centre organised their annual conference on rights of persons with disabilities. Judges and lawyers working in the area of anti-discrimination law or employment […]

    • Philanthropy sector

    EU presidency adopts recommendations to promote the social economy sector

    On the 7th December 2015, EU Ministers responsible for employment and social policies, health and consumers affairs (the so-called EPSCO Council), meeting under the Luxembourgish EU Council Presidency, adopted for the first time a clear political message to the European Commission and EU Member States in order to promote social economy and develop an appropriate […]

    • EFC

    iPhilanthropy – Europe’s multimedia exhibition on global philanthropy opens in Brussels

    9 November 2015 – Brussels – The European Foundation Centre today at 17.30 opens “iPhilanthropy”, a multimedia exhibition located at Philanthropy House in Brussels. Philanthropy House has created a window into the world of philanthropy; the exhibition tells the story of philanthropy and its impact on our life course and throughout time. The exhibition takes […]

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    20th anniversary Grantmakers East Forum: Creating opportunities, overcoming divides

    Representing the intersection between Asia and Europe, Istanbul was an ideal venue to reflect the conference theme, with a variety of different cultures cohabiting the city and a vibrant civil society striving for social progress, democratic changes and greater transparency.

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    King Baudouin Foundation invests in reception and integration of asylum seekers

    In response to the current refugee crisis, the King Baudouin Foundation is working to create solutions to the problems now facing Belgian society. The Foundation will be offering support to organisations and reception structures in three areas: Providing information and raising awareness among populations who live close to reception centres Providing a framework for citizen […]