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    EFC Warsaw Declaration: Philanthropic Alliance for Solidarity and Democracy in Europe

    During the Closing Plenary of the EFC’s 2017 Annual General Assembly and Conference, EFC Chair Ewa Kulik-Bielińska read out the Warsaw Declaration to delegates concerning a new Philanthropic Alliance for Solidarity and Democracy in Europe:

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    Ewa Kulik, EFC chair, interviewed on Solidarity, theme of our annual conference

    Just a week before the start of our conference in Warsaw, “Courage to re-embrace solidarity – Can philanthropy take the lead?”, our chair Ewa Kulik-Bielińska, Executive Director of the Stefan Batory Foundation is interviewed by Alliance Magazine on what philanthropy can do to retrieve the current situation in Poland which is threatening civil society and what solidarity with one’s peers in that country can achieve.

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    Zero Project 2018: Call for Nominations on Accessibility

    The Zero Project, an initiative of EFC member the Essl Foundation, is inviting leading experts and organisations to nominate innovative practices and policies concerning this year’s topic:

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    The EFC launches the Institutional Philanthropy Spectrum

    The European Foundation Centre (EFC) has launched the Institutional Philanthropy Spectrum (IPS). Its aim is to better understand and document the characteristics, practices, role and relevance of institutional philanthropy in society. You’re a practitioner ‒ a foundation, a corporate funder, a grantmaker, an adviser, a researcher on philanthropy ‒ so get involved!

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    EFC within wider NPO coalition submitted comments to EU supranational risk assessment on money laundering and terrorist financing risks

    The European Commission held a consultation with nonprofit organisations (among other private sector entities) on its Supranational Risk Assessment of the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks affecting the EU on March 14th 2017 and as a follow up written comments were submitted to the European Commission. The objective of the March 14th meeting was to elicit views and concrete proposals on possible mitigating measures that could be suggested to address the risks identified.

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    EFC and Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) launch new publication on “Boosting cross-border philanthropy in Europe”

    The EFC and TGE have launched a study that offers recommendations and ideas which could potentially ease tax-effective cross-border philanthropy in Europe. “Boosting cross-border philanthropy in Europe – Towards a tax-effective environment” aims to highlight good and bad existing practice and to develop recommendations which could lead to a simplification of the procedures for implementation of the non-discrimination principle. Tax experts from across Europe contributed to the publication.

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    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.

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    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.