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.

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    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.

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    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. 

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    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. 

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    What can private development and humanitarian funders do to address the ever-increasing shrinking space for civil society?

    Today the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and the Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society (FICS) have launched a paper which addresses the trend of closing civil society space, how it is impacting development and humanitarian funders and actors, and sets out potential solutions to deal with the issue. The paper is the result of a one year joint EFC/FICS collaboration involving different types of funders and actors who participated in roundtables and interviews to devise effective, possible responses to reverse this worrying trend. 

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    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. 

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    2nd edition of EFC Philanthropic Leadership Platform China-Europe teaches leadership skills and finds new areas for cooperation

    Participants dived into an intensive, ten-day leadership development programme and enhanced their leadership skills by sharing with each other their knowledge, experience, creativity and concerns. The programme, which was born from the firm belief that learning from each other is key to tackling such questions, is funded by Stiftung Mercator and led by the EFC in partnership with the China Global Philanthropy Institute.  

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    Positive movements in the fight to end modern slavery

    Nick Grono, head of the Freedom Fund, recently released positive news regarding the fight to end modern slavery and trafficking. 

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    SPEAK campaign 2017

    The SPEAK campaign has been created in response to the current global context in which people around the world are facing increasing attacks on their basic freedoms, and a culture of division is causing many of us to turn against each other. 

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    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.