• EFC

    EFC members receive 50% discount on the regular fees for each course of the EVPA Learning Journey

    Thanks to the generous support of the King Baudouin Foundation, EFC members will receive a 50% discount on the regular fees for each course of the EVPA Learning Journey. This year, the EVPA Training Academy has designed a brand new training offer that brings together all types of organisations committed to finding societal solutions (including foundations, venture philanthropists, social investors and impact investors) to share their knowledge through structured learning opportunities, discussions on what works and what doesn’t, networking and exchanging best practices.

    • EFC member

    MAVA Foundation issues call for proposals for intergenerational leadership programme

    As MAVA will phase out of its funding to all partners by 2022, this new programme will be a key component of its strategy, building institutional resilience within MAVA partner organisations by supporting the professional development of young talents.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Applications now open for the Civil Society Prize 2017

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Civil Society Prize 2017 will reward innovative initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and/or individuals and which aim at the labour market integration of newcomers and all the people who are distant from the labour market and require specific support.

    • EFC member

    Stavros Niarchos Foundation announces new initiatives with John Hopkins University and FC Barcelona Foundation

    During the sixth annual Stavros Niarchos Foundation International Conference on Philanthropy, two new important initiatives were announced.

    • EFC member

    Bertelsmann Stiftung release SDG Index and Dashboards Report 2017

    A report released today by Bertelsmann Stiftung provides a report card for country performance on the historic Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report explores the increasingly popular approach by many heads of government of ‘my country first’ and explains how it may threaten the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

    • EFC

    Massimo Lapucci, EFC chair, interviewed by Alliance magazine

    During the EFC conference in Warsaw, “Courage to re-embrace solidarity – Can philanthropy take the lead?”, our newly appointed chair Massimo Lapucci was interviewed by Alliance Magazine on how he reconciles the local with the international, what he sees as the real value of philanthropy, and how he hopes that the EFC will help philanthropy speak with ‘a strong voice’

    • 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 welcomes Chinese philanthropic delegation

    The EFC welcomed a delegation of philanthropic leaders from China to Philanthropy House in Brussels as part of Stiftung Mercator’s international exchange programme. The visit, which took place on June 30th, involved a rich discussion with members of the delegation, representatives from European philanthropic organisations, the EFC, EVPA and NEF.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Non-profit sector covered by EU terrorism financing and money laundering risk assessment

    On June 26th the Commission released its Supranational Risk Assessment (SNRA) Report. It assesses the vulnerability of various financial products and services to risks of money laundering and terrorist financing including also risks related to the non-profit sector, the first time ever such an analysis is conducted at EU level.

    • EFC

    EFC members selected for the 2017 Philanthropic Leadership Platform China-Europe

    The programme revolves around the theme of social innovation, but is also aligned with participants’ own interests and expertise. The aim is for participants to go back to their home organisations and contexts with new perspectives, tools and insights that will make them better leaders, and in turn enhance the impact of their organisations.