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    Global Fund for Community Foundations announces 2017 grants and learning programme

    The Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF) is inviting concept notes for a two-year grants and learning programme aimed at understanding and supporting the work of European community philanthropy organizations (CPOs) on migration and refugees in their communities. The programme builds on an initial GFCF convening on the topic held in Brussels, January 2016.

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    Leading foundations sign 2016 Vision Europe Summit declaration

    Leaders from convening foundations and think tanks – including Bertelsmann Stiftung, Compagnia di San Paolo and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – recently signed the 2016 Vision Europe Summit declaration ‘Building Common Ground: Towards strategic migration and refugee policies in Europe’. The summit was held to discuss the challenges Europe faces regarding the migration and refugee crisis, as well as possible responses to the issue.

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    Charities Aid Foundation presents report on UK policy and the global closing space for civil society

    Ahead of a Westminster Hall debate on ‘Protecting Civil Society Space Across the World’, the Charities Aid Foundation has updated their report, Do as I say, not as I do: UK policy and the global closing space for civil society: a 2017 update.

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    The EFC offers its condolences to the victims of the Québec mosque shooting

    It was with deepest sadness that we heard of the shooting and subsequent loss of life at a mosque in Québec City, Canada, on Sunday evening. On behalf of the entire EFC staff we would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the friends and relatives of the victims.

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    The Rockefeller Foundation Grants $4.6M to tackle climate change through Innovative Design Competition

    The Rockefeller Foundation recently announced a $4.6 million grant to a coalition of Bay Area leaders to create the Bay Area: Resilient by Design Challenge – a competition that will engage regional innovators, policy makers, designers, architects, developers, and others in developing creative, realistic and long-lasting infrastructure solutions for the San Francisco Bay Area.

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    Call for nominations for UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award 2017

    The UNHCR is searching for an inspirational unsung hero supporting refugees for the honour of the 2017 Nansen Refugee Award. The Award seeks to reward an individual, group of people or organisation that have displayed extraordinary humanitarian work on behalf of refugees, displaced or stateless people.

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    Call for the 11th edition of the Carlos V European Awards is now open

    The Carlos V European Awards, organised by the European Academy of Yuste Foundation, recognise the role carried out by the leading characters and driving forces behind the European building process. The awards were created with the purpose of rewarding individuals, organisations, projects or initiatives that have contributed to the general knowledge and exaltation of the cultural, social, scientific and historical values of Europe.

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    The Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors launch The Theory of the Foundation – Europe Initiative report

    The Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors created an initiative in 2013 with the aim of enhancing foundations’ capacities in aligning their resources for impact. As part of the initiative, The Theory of the Foundation – Europe Initiative report was developed with the support of ten European foundations and launched in January 2017. It aims to look at European foundations’ work beyond their grants or operating charitable programmes and explore a variety of foundation practices on governance, external relationships and people development.

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    Wellcome to commit $100m to a new partnership to create vaccines for epidemic diseases

    EFC member Wellcome is committing $100m to a new partnership to create vaccines for epidemic diseases. CEPI – the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation – launched on Thursday 19 January at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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    Ministry of Health in Jordan opens health facility donated by Siemens Stiftung

    The Connected Solar Clinic is the first structure of its kind, enabling a superior level of medical services in off-grid settings. On Wednesday, 18 January, 2017, it was officially inaugurated by a representative of the Jordanian Ministry of Health in the Mafraq Governorate.