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    The Winners of the Evens Foundation Science Prize 2016

    Earlier this year, a call for nominations for the Evens Foundation Science Prize 2016 was announced. The prize is designed to award research in the field of cognitive neuroscience that furthers understanding of our behaviour, with special emphasis on ethical, cooperative and altruistic aspects. Following the call and many submissions, the winners of the Evens Foundations Science Prize 2016 have been announced.

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    Three inspiring research practices recognised by the first European Foundations Award for Responsible Research & Innovation

    On Monday 21 November 2016 three European research projects that are contributing actively towards the development of a smart, inclusive and sustainable society were honoured by the European Foundations Award for Responsible Research & Innovation (EFARRI). The Swedish Mistra Urban Futures, Italian water management project IMRR and Spanish miCROWDscopy were selected by a scientific jury from more than 200 applications to receive a prize of €20,000 to continue their valuable work in diverse fields.

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    Carol Mack Named New Chief Executive at the Association of Charitable Foundations

    The Association of Charitable Foundations has announced that Carol Mack, current deputy chief executive, will take over from David Emerson as chief executive from next month. Mack has been deputy chief executive at the membership body for the past 12 years, whilst also holding the chair position at the Wales Funders Forum and vice-chair at Tree Aid.

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    EDGE Funders announce Call for Sessions for upcoming Just Giving Conference 2017

    EDGE Funders have announced a Call for Sessions for their upcoming Just Giving Conference 2017. The Conference will be held in Barcelona on 25 – 28 April, 2017 and will discuss how citizen action and progressive philanthropy can re-organise power to build the new and overcome the extractive economy.

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    Raymond Georis Debate 2016: “Youthful perspectives on age-old problems”

    The EFC’s annual Raymond Georis event, taking place this year in the shape of a debate, brought together three young Europeans to give their own perspectives on the critical issues faced by Europe today. What are their thoughts on where Europe is headed? Where do they see the pitfalls – and opportunities – lying ahead in the coming years? What are their frustrations with the current systems in place and what do they feel can, and should, be done to fix them?

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    Third Sector Impact Releases Report on Giving the Third Sector the Visibility it Deserves

    The Third Sector Impact (TSI) is a research project that aims to understand the scope and scale of the third sector in Europe, its current and potential impact, and the barriers hindering the third sector to fully contribute to continent’s welfare. The TSI recently held their final conference to address these issues and have subsequently a released a conference report online, Giving the Third Sector the Visibility it Deserves!

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    President of the United States Barack Obama to Deliver a Speech in Athens

    This afternoon, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, will deliver a speech at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. This speech is part of the President’s State visit to Athens – the first one that he has made.

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    Bhekinkosi Moyo awarded Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize 2016

    The fourth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize – given to an individual who demonstrates remarkable leadership, creativity and results in developing philanthropy for progressive social change – has recently been awarded to Bhekinkosi Moyo. Bheki Moyo, executive director of the Southern Africa Trust and chair of the Africa Philanthropy Network, has dedicated his career to promoting African philanthropy locally, globally and supporting both the practical and theoretical aspects of it.

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    Latest EFC mapping explores how the climate is changing in European environmental funding

    The third volume of the publication was officially launched during EFC’s 6th annual European Environmental Funders Group at Philanthropy House, with the 75 foundations covered in the study providing 2,913 environmental grants, amounting to €479.1 million in 2014.

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    Rien van Gendt Lecture 2016 – Foundations and Society: Sliding Panels

    Fonds 1818 hosted the first ever Rien van Gendt Lecture at the Grote Kerk in the Hague on 27 October. The event honoured Mr van Gendt, who has made a major contribution to the philanthropic sectors at both national, European and international levels. He made the inaugural lecture himself under the title “Funds and society – sliding panels”, and thereafter a speaker will be chosen to make the Lecture once every two years.