• EFC member

    European Climate Foundation appoints Laurence Tubiana as Chief Executive Officer from March 2017

    The European Climate Foundation has recently announced the appointment of Laurence Tubiana as Chief Executive Officer of the organisation. Du Tubiana will succeed Dr Johannes Meier who has held the position for six years.

    • EFC member

    ERSTE Foundation and “la Caixa” Foundation launch new programme to help unemployed Hungarians find a job

    Incorpora Hungary is a newly created joint initiative that supports disadvantaged people in Hungary seeking employment. Launched in November 2016, Incorpora Hungary has flourished under the collaboration of the ERSTE Foundation and ‘la Caixa’ Foundation, both of whom recognise that tackling unemployment is one of the most pressing global challenges of the 21st century.

    • EFC member

    Call for Nominations: 2017 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize

    The Jacobs Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2017 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The prize awards outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all scholarly disciplines aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth or contributing to one of the Jacobs Foundation’s thematic priorities. This includes, but is not limited to, educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political sciences, linguistics, neurosciences, computer sciences, and medical sciences.

    • EFC member

    GMF appoints Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff as Vice President and Executive Director of its Berlin Office and Director of its Europe Program from March 2017

    Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff will be returning to the German Marshall Fund of the United States in a recently assigned new role. His new position will be as Executive Director of the Berlin Office, Head of the Europe Program and Vice President of the Organisation.

    • EFC member

    Barrow Cadbury Trust chosen to run new Access Social Investment Infrastructure Fund

    The Barrow Cadbury Trust has recently been selected to run the Access Social Investment Infrastructure Fund. The Access Fund – initially set up by a group of organisations including EFC member, the Big Lottery Fund – was created to provide a mix of grants and loans to develop the social investment market.

    • Philanthropy sector

    China releases official documents on overseas NGO law

    The Chinese Ministry of Public Security (MPS) have recently released the final version of the ‘Guidelines on Organisational Registration and Temporary Activities Reporting’ under the Overseas NGO Law.

    • Philanthropy sector

    The Future of Foundation Philanthropy: The CEO Perspective

    Based on the perspectives of more than 200 foundation CEOs collected through in-depth interviews and responses to a survey from May to June of 2016, The Future of Foundation Philanthropy: The CEO Perspective captures foundation leaders’ views on challenges and concerns about the changing landscape in which they work, practices they believe to hold the most promise for helping foundations reach their potential, and the most pressing issues that will influence foundation philanthropy in the coming years.

    • EFC member

    Fondation de France wins prize for financial transparency

    For the third year in a row EFC Member Fondation de France has been awarded a prize for its financial transparency: the Couronnes Instit Invest.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Launch of the Princess of Girona Foundation awards 2017

    The Fundación Princesa de Girona (FPdGI) is launching a set of five awards in 2017. The awards – named the Princess of Girona Foundation awards – seek to recognise the career of young people between the ages of 16 to 35 years old and an organisation from the EU that has shown outstanding entrepreneurial capacity in innovative projects.

    • EFC

    The EFC offers its deepest condolences to the victims of the attacks in Berlin and Ankara

    It is with deepest sadness that we heard of the terrible attack on and subsequent loss of life at the Christmas market in Berlin, and the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey in Ankara on 19 December. The EFC would like to express its most heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of the victims.