• EFC Member

    Stavros Niarchos Foundation receives RIBA award for inspirational design and architecture

    EFC member Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has received the international prize for architecture, RIBA Awards for International Excellence 2018, from the Royal Institute of British Architects. 

    • EFC Network

    Take part in the EFC mapping of environmental funding by European foundations

    The EFC European Environmental Funders Group has launched the data gathering for the 4th edition of its mapping of environmental funding by European foundations. This multi-year mapping is the most comprehensive study to date on the support for environmental initiatives provided by European foundations.

    • EFC Member

    Mondelēz International Foundation Launches Healthy Lifestyle Programmes

    A recent programme released by EFC member Mondelēz International Foundation aims to promote a healthy lifestyle in ten participating countries worldwide. Aiming to address obesity, the programmes will bring nutrition education, activities and fresh foods to vulnerable families. 

    • EFC Network

    The EFC’s Funders Forum for Sustainable Cities shares their expertise and insight at the World Urban Forum

    The World Urban Forum took place this year from 7-13 February in Kuala Lumpur. Convening actors from all sectors and from all over the globe, the EFC’s FFSC was in attendance and involved in a number of sessions and meetings.

    • 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

    EFC involvement at the World Urban Forum 2018 in Kuala Lumpur

    The World Urban Forum will take place in Kuala Lumpur from 7-13 February  and EFC’s Funders’ Forum of Sustainable Cities will be present and participating. The World Urban Forum will be focused on the implementation and monitoring of the New Urban Agenda since its adoption in 2016, and a number of sessions and activities will take place with EFC’s involvement.

    • 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

    BNP Paribas Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launch One Planet Fellowship to support agriculture and climate change research

    The BNP Paribas Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have launched a programme ”One Planet Fellowship” leveraging French, African and European expertise to support research on climate adaption in Africa. 

    • EFC

    7th Annual meeting of the European Environmental Funders Group

    Between 29 and 30 November around 25 representatives of funders gathered for the 7th Annual meeting of the European Environmental Funders Group to connect with other foundations and stakeholders to share knowledge and vies in the hope of finding new opportunities and synergies for collaborations.

    • EFC

    EuroPhilantopics 2017 discusses the legitimacy of the philanthropic sector

    The philanthropic sector has been pushed into the public eye of late, mostly due to a poor understanding of the sector. Some are questioning the legitimacy of the sector; whether private money should be used to change the landscape of society or even for political purposes. This has been seen in numerous countries where organisations receiving grants from foreign funders are coming under pressure, with the issue also raised in the European Parliament.