• Philanthropy sector

    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. 

    • EFC

    EFC Briefing: How international “standards” against money laundering & terrorist financing affect institutional philanthropy

    This briefing summarises how FATF policies and related measures in Europe can impact institutional philanthropy’s work and what can be done to mitigate harmful effects and unexpected consequences of upcoming measures.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Alliance magazine launches the nomination period for the 5th Olga Alexeeva Prize

    The nomination period for the 5th Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize is now open.

    • Philanthropy sector

    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. 

    • EFC

    Revitalizing democracy in Europe

    Taking place during the EFC’s AGA and Conference in Warsaw in May, this meeting aimed to share creative thoughts and use out-of-the-box thinking on how to reinvigorate democracy in Europe. Various actors are facing many complexities and new challenges in their efforts to move Europe out of its current dysfunction. Panellists and participants explored practical solutions that have the potential to succeed but are sometimes politically neglected. Lessons learned from the recent “shocks” that Europe has experienced (e.g. Brexit), were also discussed in this dynamic and engaged debate.

    • EFC

    European Commission officially responds to the EFC’s concerns in Hungary

    The European Commission has officially responded to concerns voiced by the EFC over the situation in Hungary. A response written to EFC CEO Gerry Salole, acknowledged receiving the EFC’s statement in support of NGO’s in Hungary and assured that the Commission is closely following the recent developments in Hungary and has taken action to address specific concerns.

    • EFC

    EFC launches new publication on philanthropy’s impact and practices in the field of disability

    The EFC has released a publication summarising and analysing the results of a survey it conducted on how EFC members and other institutional philanthropy actors are engaging with the field of disability. “Institutional philanthropy – A focus on disability” provides an up-to-date picture of 34 philanthropic organisations active in the field of disability, whether it is part of their core mission or just one of their fields of action, and insights to better understand their practices.

    • EFC

    EFC Warsaw Declaration: Philanthropic Alliance for Solidarity and Democracy in Europe

    During the Closing Plenary of the EFC’s 2017 Annual General Assembly and Conference, EFC Chair Ewa Kulik-Bielińska read out the Warsaw Declaration to delegates concerning a new Philanthropic Alliance for Solidarity and Democracy in Europe:

    • EFC

    Press release | EFC 2017 Conference: Courage to re-embrace solidarity in Europe Can philanthropy take the lead?”

    Taking place in Warsaw from 31 May until 2 June, the European Foundation Centre’s 28th Annual General Assembly and Conference, “Courage to re-embrace solidarity – Can philanthropy take the lead?” will convene more than 500 philanthropic leaders and representatives from foundations, not-for profit organisations, academia and policymakers.

    • EFC

    EFC members speak out in support of NGOs in Hungary

    Over the past month, the Hungarian government has adopted a law designed to expel Central European University from Budapest and is currently considering a law that would restrict NGO activity in the country. If enacted, the measure will depress investment from both international and local philanthropic organisations, and starve NGOs of resources necessary to provide key services and meet basic human needs.