• EFC Member

    Alberto Anfossi is the new Secretary General of Compagnia di San Paolo

    Mr Anfossi is 40 years old and comes from the scientific world (MA and Phd in Physics). He previously worked for Politecnico di Torino and the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN). He joined Compagnia di San Paolo Sistema Torino in 2013 where he worked initially as fundraiser and then director.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Call for proposals – Carlos V European Award European Research and Mobility Grants for European Studies

    The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation is offering 10 “Carlos V European Award European Research and Mobility Grants for European Studies” in order to carry out research work on “the European project’s modernisation and governance in a plural framework with shared values and goals”.

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    Wellcome Trust takes part in Together Science Can, celebrating and protecting scientific collaboration

    Wellcome Trust, along with other international partners, supports the Together Science Can campaign which aims to celebrate and protect scientific collaboration. As part of its season focusing on the importance of international movement, TSC is collecting the views and experiences of researchers from across the world.

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    Trust and truth in a culture of fake news – what role can philanthropy play?

    Organised by the EFC’s European Democracy Network, this session on the 29 May, the first day of the EFC’s 2018 annual conference ”Culture matters – connecting citizens and uniting communities”, tackled a highly salient topic, exploring the role philanthropy can play in preserving how we communicate.

    • Philanthropy sector

    2018 European Economic and Social Committee Civil Society Prize

    Organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), this years Civil Society Prize theme is ”Identities, European Values and Cultural Heritage in Europe”. The prize will reward innovative initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and/or individuals, aimed at raising awareness of the multiple layers and richness of European identities, exploiting the full potential of Europe’s cultural wealth, facilitating access to European cultural heritage and promoting European values, including respect for human dignity and human rights, freedom, democracy, equality and the rule of law.

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    Wellcome Trust calls for support in stressing the importance of international research partnerships between the EU and the UK

    Following the UK’s Brexit referendum, EFC member, Wellcome Trust has reached out to thank people for supporting progress towards a positive outcome in negotiations, and to ask for your help in stressing the importance of research partnerships between the EU and the UK. 

    • EFC

    EFC supports ‘Improving Foundation – Commission Collaboration’

    The EFC, along with a number of its members, is supporting Wellcome Trust’s call to improve collaboration between foundations and the Commission in the area of research given the vast experience in the sector.

    • EFC Member

    Paris Peace Forum launches call for applications for project leaders

    EFC member Körber Stiftung has recently become a member of the Paris Peace Forum, and has announced their involvement in a new project, calling for applications from project leaders. 

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    Tell us what you are doing in the field of arts and culture!

    As part of the EFC’s most recent thematic network focusing on Arts and Culture, this newly developed survey asks what funders’ are doing in the field of arts and culture, and looks to identify foundations who fund, support, advocate and partner in initiatives to advance arts and culture in Europe. 

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    Press Release: EFC 2018 Conference: Culture Matters: connecting citizens, uniting communities

    Have you ever wondered how the arts survive in times of crisis? How culture can shake up, energise and connect communities?  How heritage can help engage and empower citizens to shape the future?  Over 500 philanthropy professionals will tackle these and other important questions in Brussels on 29-31 May, at the European Foundation Centre’s conference “Culture Matters: connecting citizens, uniting communities”.