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    BNP Paribas Foundation celebrates 30th anniversary and launches ‘Dream Up’ international arts-based education programme

    The BNP Paribas Foundation is marking its 30th anniversary by renewing its commitment to education and culture and social integration. ‘Dream Up’ is a new international programme designed to promote education through artistic performance. With a budget of €2 million over three years,it will provide assistance to young people from deprived backgrounds in some 30 […]

    • EFC members

    Bill and Melinda Gates discuss ending extreme poverty and other big hopes for the next 15 years

    The Economist organised an event at the International Press Centre on 22 January 2015 in Brussels. The event opened with a discussion between Daniel Franklin, The Economist’s Executive Director and Matthew Bishop, Globalisation Editor on the road ahead in 2015 on reaching agreement on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The second part of the […]

    • EFC

    World Development Report 2015 Presentation

    ​The longstanding relationship the World Bank has with the European Foundation Centre ensured that Philanthropy House was a pertinent location to discuss the findings of this year’s World Development Report on 26 January. The theme: ‘Mind, Society and Behaviour’ was described by EFC Chief Executive Gerry Salole as a ‘breath of fresh air’, who noted […]

    • Philanthropy sector

    2015 European Year for Development: what is it and how to get involved?

    ‘Our world, our dignity, our future’ – the motto for the European Year for Development (EYD2015) inspires us to look forward together to build a better world for everyone, something that foundations do on a daily basis. It is the first ever European Year to deal with the European Union’s external action and Europe’s role […]

    • EFC

    Forum for Roma Inclusion study visit in Kyustendil, Bulgaria

    On 1-2 December 2014, the EFC’s Forum for Roma Inclusion held a study visit in Kyustendil, Bulgaria. This study visit was hosted and co-organised with the Trust for Social Achievement who is active in Kyustendil and supports a range of initiatives to help improve the situation of Roma in this city, which is located approximately […]

    • EFC

    Study explores role of foundations in family farming

    The EFC’s European Foundations for Family Farming (E4F) network has launched a new exploratory study, ‘Foundations and Family Farming: Exploratory Study on Strategies, Operational Practices, and Learning’​, as part of the UN’s International Year on Family Farming (IYFF). The launch took place during a public conference held in cooperation with the European Economic and Social […]

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    EFC, COF, DAFNE and WINGS co-sign letter sent to President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

    Today EFC and a coalition of signatories (the Council On Foundations (COF), Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (dafne), and the Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) sent a letter to Roger Wilkins, AO, President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommending and encouraging FATF to formally recognise and develop a formal process for […]