• Philanthropy sector

    Natural resources sector: UN expert calls for binding human rights treaty for corporations

    The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, has called for a new treaty binding businesses to respect fundamental human rights, and for States and corporations to fully engage with civil society organisations in the context of natural resource exploitation. “Corporations play an outsized role in […]

    • Philanthropy sector

    Lumos Foundation wins top prize at Charity Awards 2015

    Lumos Foundation has won the overall award at the 2015 Charity Awards. The Foundation was set up by author JK Rowling ten years ago to close children’s institutions and orphanages in developing countries and resettle their young residents with their families or foster carers. Lumos chief executive Georgette Mulheir and Dr Irina Malanciuc, director of […]

    • EFC

    EFC is pleased to announce a major redesign and upgrade to its website

    Adopting a fresh new approach and easier navigation, the website doesn’t only look better, it offers several new features.

    • EFC member

    New Call for Actors of Urban Change 2015-2017 – Deadline 13 September

    “Actors of Urban Change” is a Europe-wide program by the Robert Bosch Stiftung in cooperation with MitOst e.V. It aims to achieve sustainable and participatory urban development through cultural activities.

    • EFC member

    Food Justice photography and video exhibition by “la Caixa” Foundation opens in Brussels

    Brussels, 2 June 2015 – The EFC is pleased to announce to opening of the ‘Food Justice, Sowing Hope’ photography and video exhibition at Philanthropy House in Brussels on 3 June at 18.30. The exhibition, commissioned, created and funded by EFC member “la Caixa” Foundation and supported by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the […]

    • EFC

    Get the most out of your Poken

    Remember the Poken hands from Milan? You can now access the contacts you made and download the session presentations via the Poken portal. To get access, all you need to do is click on the link above and log in using the username and password on the back of your Poken USB. If you have […]

    • EFC

    Pier Mario Vello awarded the 4th EFC Compass Prize

    The 4th EFC Compass Prize was awarded posthumously to the late Pier Mario Vello, former Secretary General of Fondazione Cariplo, during the Opening Plenary of the EFC’s 26th AGA and Conference in Milan.

    • EFC

    EFC Annual Review 2014 and other highlights from the 2015 AGA

    The EFC 2014 Annual Review and Financial Figures were approved during the Annual General Assembly of members in Milan on 21 May 2015.

    • EFC

    European foundations join forces to support unaccompanied minors

    During the EFC’s Annual General Assembly and Conference, Fondazione Cariplo and Compagnia di San Paolo have joined forces with a group of several EFC members to support unaccompanied minors arriving in Europe.

    • Philanthropy sector

    The latest UK Giving report shows that half of British men do nothing for charity

    Just under half (48%) of British men fail to support good causes or get involved in social action in a typical month, say figures recently by the Charities Aid Foundation. Men are much less likely than women to be involved in supporting causes across all types of giving, including volunteering, donating money and sponsorship, says […]