• EFC

    Breaking Down Grant Making Silos, Disability as a cross-programme initiative

      Under the European Network for Corporate Social Responsibility and Disability (CSR+D), a project led by Fundación ONCE and co-funded by the European Social Fund, ESSl Foundation, the EFC Consortium of Foundations on Human Rights and Disability, have established a partnership to exchange knowledge and contribute towards the development of good practices in the field of CSR, […]

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    Big Lottery commits £2 million for post crisis community rebuilding in Nepal

    The Big Lottery Fund has today committed £2 million from its international funding to support work that will help rebuild communities in Nepal following the devastating impact of the recent earthquake. The Fund has engaged with various agencies active in Nepal.  It is clear there is a need for funding to support the rebuilding of […]

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    Vladimir Potanin Exhibition Opening and Roundtable discussion with Robert Bosch Stiftung

    The opening of the ‘Fostering Leadership’​ exhibition curated by the Vladimir Potanin Foundation provided a catalyst for dialogue on the way in which foundations can effectively fund ‘culture’. In advance of the exhibition opening, the foundation co-organised a roundtable with the Robert Bosch Stiftung​ which brought together foundation professionals and creatives from across Europe to discuss the […]

    • EFC

    EFC Inter-Act event explores the question: Who drives the transparency agenda?

    While transparency has been on the agenda of NPOs for sometime, setting the scene for this Inter-Act, held on 22 April in Brussels, required a shift in focus to the environment in which some of the values underlying the current widespread pursuit of transparency were formed. Organisations like the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) are pushing the transparency […]

    • Philanthropy sector

    Red Cross EU Office release statement: “Supporting safe passage: Europe can and must do more”

    The Red Cross National Societies in the European Union and Norway have released a statement “Supporting safe passage: Europe can and must do more” following the death of hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean since last week. This humanitarian disaster has shocked and saddened us all. It has also drawn renewed attention to the tragedy that is […]

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    The European Cultural Foundation’s 2015 Idea Camp focuses on “Build the City”

    The European Cultural Foundation’s 2015 Idea Camp “Build the City” will involve communities and culture in the shaping, governing and re-inventing of our cities and their surroundings. The event will explore how people work together to develop their cities, neighbourhoods, suburbs or villages in more sustainable ways, through social cooperation and active participation. 50 applicants will be chosen […]

    • Philanthropy sector

    Europe’s unregulated lobbying opens door to corruption

    ​What stops special interests, especially businesses, from telling European citizens what they can eat; how much they pay to make a mobile call; what medicines they can take? According to a new report on lobbying in 19 European countries from Transparency International the answer is: very little. In fact just 7 of the 19 countries […]

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    ERSTE Foundation introduces Roma Partnership on International Roma Day

    The ERSTE Foundation Roma Partnership aims to connect Roma and non-Roma by creating the necessary conditions for a peaceful and prosperous cohabitation at community level.

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    Eliza Manningham-Buller to become the next chair of the Wellcome Trust

    Baroness Manningham-Buller, who is currently a Governor of the Wellcome Trust, will succeed Sir William Castell as Chair when he retires from the role on October 1, 2015

    • EFC

    The EFC co-organised a roundtable on counter terrorist financing measures and the non-profit sector

    On the 17th of March Hanna Surmatz, Legal Counsel for the EFC spoke in Berlin at an informal meeting of non-profit organisations to discuss counter terrorism measures and their impact on the NPO sector.