• Philanthropy sector

    The views of civil society organisations on the implementation of EU legislation on legal migration in EU Member States

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has been invited by the European Commission to conduct a study on the state of existing EU legislation on legal migration. The study will be carried out in conjunction with civil society organisations.

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    The EFC offers its deepest condolences to the victims of the attack in St Petersburg

    On behalf of the entire EFC staff we would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the friends and relatives of the victims.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Concerns about European Parliament report on NGOs receiving EU Funding

    On the 16th of March the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) published a draft report, ‘Budgetary Control of Financing Non-Governmental Organisations from the EU Budget’. The draft European Parliament (EP) report has consequently created some buzz and concerns among the NGO sector and several MEPs.

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    The EFC and European Charities Committee (ECCVAT) call for fairer VAT deal for charities and philanthropy

    The EFC has co-signed the ECCVAT contribution to an EU consultation on the future of VAT rates and is using this opportunity to call for a fairer deal for philanthropy and charities in regard to VAT costs. With this consultation, the Commission has collected views on two broad options for the reform of the VAT rate system.

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    Call for proposals for the Italian Research in Philanthropy Awards

    Departments from the University of Torino, the Catholic University of Milano, and the Association of Italian grant-making foundations invite scholars to submit research proposals in the field of philanthropic foundations. Four proposals will be selected and awarded a €3,000 grant each. The awards not only aim to encourage and support specific research activity in the domain, but also to support both theoretical and empirical research that analyses the role of foundations in:

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    Bertelsmann Stiftung’s “Challenging Chances – Escape in Pictures” exhibition comes to Philanthropy House

    The European Foundation Centre is pleased to announce that Bertelsmann Stiftung’s project, Challenging Chances – Escaping Chances, will be displayed at Philanthropy House from the 29th of March until the 16th of June. The exhibition promises to be an eye-opening display of photo stories from people who have sought refuge in Germany.

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    “Three years of the Citizens for Democracy Programme” – Press release by Stefan Batory Foundation

    The Citizens for Democracy programme has just closed. It has enabled 617 projects worth PLN 131 million implemented by 667 non-governmental organisations in 773 communities in Poland.

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    Launch of Civic Space in Europe survey 2017

    Civil Society Europe and CIVICUS are re-launching their annual survey to map out key trends on civic space in Europe over the last year. The survey covers the European Union, the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway), Switzerland, and the countries candidate to EU accession (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey).

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    Apply now for the Philanthropic Leadership Platform China-Europe 2017

    Following on from the success of last year’s Philanthropic Leadership Platform – China Europe (墨卡托中欧公益领导力伙伴项目) held in Brussels, this year’s edition will see 20 mid- to senior-level philanthropic leaders from China and Europe gathering in Beijing from 10-20 September 2017 to share their knowledge, experience, creativity and concerns during this intensive, peer-learning leadership development programme. […]

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    European Cultural Foundation joins the Protect the EU Campaign

    The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) has recently joined a campaign which focuses on the protection of the European Union against the current wildfire of political negativity. Inspired by Wolfgang Tillmans’ anti-Brexit campaign, Dutch designers Jop van Bennekom and Geert Jonkers have adapted posters for the upcoming elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany.