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    Stavros Niarchos Foundation announces new initiatives with John Hopkins University and FC Barcelona Foundation

    During the sixth annual Stavros Niarchos Foundation International Conference on Philanthropy, two new important initiatives were announced.

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    Bertelsmann Stiftung release SDG Index and Dashboards Report 2017

    A report released today by Bertelsmann Stiftung provides a report card for country performance on the historic Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report explores the increasingly popular approach by many heads of government of ‘my country first’ and explains how it may threaten the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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    Massimo Lapucci, EFC chair, interviewed by Alliance magazine

    During the EFC conference in Warsaw, “Courage to re-embrace solidarity – Can philanthropy take the lead?”, our newly appointed chair Massimo Lapucci was interviewed by Alliance Magazine on how he reconciles the local with the international, what he sees as the real value of philanthropy, and how he hopes that the EFC will help philanthropy speak with ‘a strong voice’

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    European Commission officially responds to the EFC’s concerns in Hungary

    The European Commission has officially responded to concerns voiced by the EFC over the situation in Hungary. A response written to EFC CEO Gerry Salole, acknowledged receiving the EFC’s statement in support of NGO’s in Hungary and assured that the Commission is closely following the recent developments in Hungary and has taken action to address specific concerns.

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    EFC welcomes Chinese philanthropic delegation

    The EFC welcomed a delegation of philanthropic leaders from China to Philanthropy House in Brussels as part of Stiftung Mercator’s international exchange programme. The visit, which took place on June 30th, involved a rich discussion with members of the delegation, representatives from European philanthropic organisations, the EFC, EVPA and NEF.

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    Non-profit sector covered by EU terrorism financing and money laundering risk assessment

    On June 26th the Commission released its Supranational Risk Assessment (SNRA) Report. It assesses the vulnerability of various financial products and services to risks of money laundering and terrorist financing including also risks related to the non-profit sector, the first time ever such an analysis is conducted at EU level.

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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.