• 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.

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    Bertelsmann Stiftung publishes interview on Poland and the European Union

    Bertelsmann Stiftung has recently published an interview titled ‘Poland and the EU: two-speed Europe would undermine the achievements of enlargement’. It’s release coincides with the 13th year anniversary since Poland and other central European states joined the European Union.

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    Applications open for Calouste Gulbenkian Prizes 2017

    The Gulbenkian Prizes are given annually by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. They aim to recognise individuals or or non-profit organisations that have distinguished themselves due to their relevance and work. The prizes are categorised in the four themes: Human Rights, Cohesion, Sustainability and Knowledge.

    • 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.

    • Philanthropy sector

    International Design for All Foundation Good Practice Awards 2017

    In 2016 the Design for All Foundation recognised as 36 Good Practice projects, products and services. These selected candidates are now eligible for the International Design for All Foundation Good Practices Awards 2017.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Hungarian government proposes bill on foreign funded organisations

    The Hungarian government is proposing to introduce legislation that would require NGOs in Hungary that receive more than 24,000 EUR in foreign funding to register as foreign funded organisations. The Hungarian draft law on the ‘transparency of organisations supported from abroad’ was submitted to the Hungarian Parliament on the 7th of April, however it is not yet clear how quickly the Parliament will move ahead.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Nominating process for the Tällberg Global Leaders and Leadership Prize now open

    The Board of the Tällberg Foundation have recently launched the Tällberg Global Leaders and the Tällberg Global Leadership Prize. The initiative aims to achieve two goals; firstly, to honour great leaders and hopefully inspire others to imitate them, and secondly, to provoke a conversation about new kinds of leadership and encourage people to demand more from leaders who disappoint them.

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    Ford Foundation commits $1 billion to mission-related investing

    The Ford Foundation has announced plans to commit up to $1 billion of its $12 billion endowment over ten years to mission-related investing — the largest commitment to MRIs by a private foundation to date.

    • Philanthropy sector

    EU Pro Bono Awards 2017 – Call for nominations now open!

    The Good Lobby has recently announced the launch of the EU Pro Bono Awards for 2017. The awards aim to celebrate collaboration between citizen professionals and civil society organisations working for the public interest at the European level.

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    Open call for applications: Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship (Central Europe and Africa)

    Chatham House and the Robert Bosch Stiftung is inviting applications for the Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship in the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs. The fellowship is open to a young African scientist (citizens of Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique or Tanzania) with a focus on transition processes and developments in relations between Central Europe and sub-Saharan Africa.