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    Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change ranked Europe’s best climate think tank

    According to the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), the MCC, of which EFC member Stiftung Mercator was a founder, is on number one in Europe in this year’s “Climate Think Tank Ranking”.

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    Aga Khan Development Network project company Pamir Energy wins prestigious Ashden Award

    Pamir Energy has won the 2017 International Ashden Award for Increasing Energy Access for its work bringing hydro power to 220,000 people in East Tajikistan and 35,000 people in North Afghanistan as well as to many businesses, schools, and health centres. Pamir Energy is a project company of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, which is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). AKDN is one of the world’s leading international development organisations with mandates in social and economic development and culture.

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    EFC members selected for the 2017 Philanthropic Leadership Platform China-Europe

    The programme revolves around the theme of social innovation, but is also aligned with participants’ own interests and expertise. The aim is for participants to go back to their home organisations and contexts with new perspectives, tools and insights that will make them better leaders, and in turn enhance the impact of their organisations.

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    Wellcome Trust Director Jeremy Farrar outlines what science needs to thrive post-Brexit

    As the formal negotiations on the UK’s exit from the European Union begin in Brussels, Wellcome Trust Director Jeremy Farrar outlined what science needs to thrive post-Brexit.

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    EFC launches new publication on philanthropy’s impact and practices in the field of disability

    The EFC has released a publication summarising and analysing the results of a survey it conducted on how EFC members and other institutional philanthropy actors are engaging with the field of disability. “Institutional philanthropy – A focus on disability” provides an up-to-date picture of 34 philanthropic organisations active in the field of disability, whether it is part of their core mission or just one of their fields of action, and insights to better understand their practices.

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    Ronald van der Giessen appointed an officer of the Order of Oranje-Nassau for his service to the Oranje Fonds

    Mr van der Giessen has long been a strong supporter of both the EFC and champion of European philanthropy. He is a former EFC Governing Council member (2007 – 2008) and has sat on several strategic committees, providing intellectual leadership towards strengthening philanthropic infrastructure in Europe and advancing a more favourable operating environment for cross-border philanthropy.

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    Changing space for civil society and importance for charities to engage around terrorism financing policies

    The importance for charities and charity monitoring agencies to engage with policy makers around preventing terrorism financing and money laundering was debated at the annual conference of the International Association of National Charity Monitoring Agencies (ICFO) on 16th June 2017 in Berlin. The EFC was invited as an external expert to present the revised Financial Action Task Force policy Recommendation 8 on the non-profit sector and how its national implementation is monitored via national evaluations.

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    Hungarian Parliament approves NGO Law on June 13th – acts of solidarity in several European cities

    Despite criticism and protests from the EU, other policymakers, civil society and the philanthropy sector, the foreign funded NGO law was adopted by the Hungarian Parliament yesterday with 130 yes, 44 no, 24 abstaining, 1 didn’t vote.

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    Kultura Nova Foundation launches call for papers for upcoming conference

    Kultura Nova Foundation has launched a call for papers for their conference, “Participatory Governance in Culture: Exploring Practices, Theories and Policies. DO IT TOGETHER”. This international and interdisciplinary conference intends to address a number of issues and concerns about the challenges, limitations and perspectives that cultural research, practices and policies are increasingly facing around the concept of participatory governance in culture.

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    The Bodossaki Foundation’s “In the eye of the beholder” exhibition comes to Philanthropy House

    The European Foundation Centre is excited to introduce the public to the thought-provoking work of the Bodossaki Foundation. The exhibition, named “In the eye of the beholder”, will be held at Philanthropy House from the 21st of June until the end of August and it promises to be an incredibly unique opportunity for all attendees.