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    Project RAISE supported by Unicredit Foundation chosen among best European practices

    RAISE (Rural and Agricultural Integration within a Supportive Environment), the social inclusion and employment project supported the Ana & Vlade Divac Foundation and UniCredit Foundation between 2009 and 2013 in Serbia, has been selected by the European Commission among the 200 best European social projects for the promotion and support of social entrepreneurship in supporting migrant populations.

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    Bertelsmann Stiftung publishes new report ‘From Refugees to Workers’

    A new report by the Bertelsmann Stiftung “From refugees to workers: Mapping labour-market integration support measures for asylum seekers and refugees in EU Member States” sets out to provide a better understanding of the challenges with regard to the integration of refugees into the labour-markets.

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    Philanthropic events taking place in Quito during Habitat III conference

    A number of EFC members and other foundations will be organising events as part of the HABITAT III conference. EFC’s Funders Forum for Sustainable Cities has therefore prepared a calendar to give an overview of those events organised by philanthropic organisations.

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    Fonds 1818 announce inaugural Rien van Gendt Lecture

    Fonds 1818 are hosting the first ever Rien van Gendt Lecture at the Grote Kerk in the Hague on 27 October. The event honours Mr van Gendt, who has made a major contribution to the philanthropic sectors at both national and international levels. He will make 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.

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    ERSTE Foundation announces new management team

    The Supervisory Board of ERSTE Foundation has appointed Bernhard Spalt as the new chairman of the foundation’s Managing Board. A board member since 2012, Mr Spalt succeeds Franz Karl Prüller, who will take charge of the foundation’s social banking activities as the board’s senior advisor. In this role, he will also act in an advisory capacity to the Savings Banks Group.

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    BOLD – A new blog on learning and development by the Jacobs Foundation

    BOLD – Blog on Learning and Development”, is an interdisciplinary initiative dedicated to spreading the word about how children and young people develop and learn. Researchers at various stages of their careers – some associated with the Jacobs Foundation, others not – as well as science journalists, policymakers, and practitioners have their say on this blog.

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    Fundación ONCE wins the first ‘Finance for All’ award

    Fundación ONCE has won the first Finance for all Award for its project on inclusive finance, an initiative to promote financial education for people with intellectual disabilities and learning difficulties.

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    Fundación ONCE calling for contributions to a worldwide travel accessibility and behaviour study

    EFC member Fundación ONCE for Cooperation and Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Spain and Ilunion Technology and Accessibility have recently produced an online questionnaire that focuses on accessibility in travel. The questionnaire is part of a larger study on travel behaviour and accessibility in different countries. The aim is to investigate the preferences, values and satisfaction of tourists travelling around Europe, North America and Asia.

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    China-Europe leadership programme forges global connections

    Participants of the inaugural Philanthropic Leadership Platform – China Europe programme, which ran from 4-14 September in Brussels at Philanthropy House, have headed home with new ideas, new insights and new connections with their global peers. The programme brought together 20 emerging philanthropic leaders from China and Europe for an intensive 10-day peer-learning programme where topics such as social innovation, leadership, and tools of evaluation were explored as a way to improve leadership capabilities.

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    A $500 mln pledge by George Soros for investments to address critical needs of refugees and host communities

    In response to the ever-challenging and global crisis of forced migration, chairman and founder of the Open Society Foundations, George Soros, has promised to invest up to $500 million towards the cause. By making this pledge, the Open Society Foundations – an EFC member – aims to harness the private sector for public good and at the same time, act as an example for others wanting to do the same. Social impact initiatives, start-ups, established companies and businesses started by migrants and refugees themselves are just some of the groups who will be benefitting from the $500 million investment.