• EFC Member

    Evolution, not revolution! Esmée Fairbairn publishes 10 insights from 10 Years of making social investments

    To mark the 10th anniversary of its Social Investment Fund, Esmée Fairbairn has written a report reflecting on the achievements, insights and lessons learned to date.

    • 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.

    • EFC

    A Single Voice for a Single Market for Philanthropy

    On Monday, 28 May, over 150 key representatives from politics, philanthropy and civil society came together in Brussels to discuss ways to increase cooperation in the sector and to strengthen European civil society. Co-organised by leading European philanthropy organisations, DAFNE, EFC, and EVPA, participants at the “Co-creating a Single Market for Philanthropy” event discussed concrete measures to reduce barriers to cross-border philanthropy.

    • EFC Member

    European Development Days in Brussels tackle gender equality and women’s empowerment

    For its twelfth edition, the European Development Days (EDD), taking place on 5-6 June 2018, will aim to ensure the European Union’s commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    • EFC Member

    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 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. 

    • EFC

    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”.

    • EFC Member

    Fondazione CON IL SUD announces ten projects fighting migrant exploitation

    EFC member Fondazione CON IL SUD have recently announced ten new projects surrounding migration exploitation. These new initiatives come following the ‘Immigration call for proposals’ released by the foundations in support of labour integration and the fight against trafficking and sexual exploitation of migrants in the southern regions of Italy (Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Puglia, Sardinia, and Sicily). 

    • EFC Member

    New grant initiative from Stavros Niarchos Foundation supports the Greek health system and develops new infrastructure

    EFC member, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, is currently in the process of implementing its new grant initiative ‘Supporting Greece’s Health Sector’. With a budget reaching up to $238 million, the initiative aims to undertake a series of infrastructure and education projects across Greece. 

    • EFC Member

    City Bridge Trust launches new grant programme to tackle inequality

    EFC member City Bridge Trust has recently launched its new grant programme ‘Bridging Divides’. This initiative comes following an extensive review of its funding and will now see approximately £100 million distributed over the next five years to tackle inequality across London.