• EFC

    The EFC launches the Institutional Philanthropy Spectrum

    The European Foundation Centre (EFC) has launched the Institutional Philanthropy Spectrum (IPS). Its aim is to better understand and document the characteristics, practices, role and relevance of institutional philanthropy in society. You’re a practitioner ‒ a foundation, a corporate funder, a grantmaker, an adviser, a researcher on philanthropy ‒ so get involved!

    • EFC

    EFC within wider NPO coalition submitted comments to EU supranational risk assessment on money laundering and terrorist financing risks

    The European Commission held a consultation with nonprofit organisations (among other private sector entities) on its Supranational Risk Assessment of the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks affecting the EU on March 14th 2017 and as a follow up written comments were submitted to the European Commission. The objective of the March 14th meeting was to elicit views and concrete proposals on possible mitigating measures that could be suggested to address the risks identified.

    • EFC

    EFC and Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) launch new publication on “Boosting cross-border philanthropy in Europe”

    The EFC and TGE have launched a study that offers recommendations and ideas which could potentially ease tax-effective cross-border philanthropy in Europe. “Boosting cross-border philanthropy in Europe – Towards a tax-effective environment” aims to highlight good and bad existing practice and to develop recommendations which could lead to a simplification of the procedures for implementation of the non-discrimination principle. Tax experts from across Europe contributed to the publication.

    • EFC

    Press release | EFC 2017 Conference: Courage to re-embrace solidarity in Europe Can philanthropy take the lead?”

    Taking place in Warsaw from 31 May until 2 June, the European Foundation Centre’s 28th Annual General Assembly and Conference, “Courage to re-embrace solidarity – Can philanthropy take the lead?” will convene more than 500 philanthropic leaders and representatives from foundations, not-for profit organisations, academia and policymakers.

    • EFC member

    Bertelsmann Stiftung publishes interview on Poland and the European Union

    Bertelsmann Stiftung has recently published an interview titled ‘Poland and the EU: two-speed Europe would undermine the achievements of enlargement’. It’s release coincides with the 13th year anniversary since Poland and other central European states joined the European Union.

    • EFC member

    Applications open for Calouste Gulbenkian Prizes 2017

    The Gulbenkian Prizes are given annually by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. They aim to recognise individuals or or non-profit organisations that have distinguished themselves due to their relevance and work. The prizes are categorised in the four themes: Human Rights, Cohesion, Sustainability and Knowledge.

    • EFC

    EFC members speak out in support of NGOs in Hungary

    Over the past month, the Hungarian government has adopted a law designed to expel Central European University from Budapest and is currently considering a law that would restrict NGO activity in the country. If enacted, the measure will depress investment from both international and local philanthropic organisations, and starve NGOs of resources necessary to provide key services and meet basic human needs.

    • Philanthropy sector

    International Design for All Foundation Good Practice Awards 2017

    In 2016 the Design for All Foundation recognised as 36 Good Practice projects, products and services. These selected candidates are now eligible for the International Design for All Foundation Good Practices Awards 2017.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Hungarian government proposes bill on foreign funded organisations

    The Hungarian government is proposing to introduce legislation that would require NGOs in Hungary that receive more than 24,000 EUR in foreign funding to register as foreign funded organisations. The Hungarian draft law on the ‘transparency of organisations supported from abroad’ was submitted to the Hungarian Parliament on the 7th of April, however it is not yet clear how quickly the Parliament will move ahead.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Nominating process for the Tällberg Global Leaders and Leadership Prize now open

    The Board of the Tällberg Foundation have recently launched the Tällberg Global Leaders and the Tällberg Global Leadership Prize. The initiative aims to achieve two goals; firstly, to honour great leaders and hopefully inspire others to imitate them, and secondly, to provoke a conversation about new kinds of leadership and encourage people to demand more from leaders who disappoint them.