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    Daniele Messina from Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena launches a campaign against food waste in Italy, and Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena sign The Milan Protocol on Food and Nutrition

    Following the EFC AGA in Milan, Daniele Messina from Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) has launched a campaign against food waste in Italy. As part of this, he is supporting a broader European campaign against food waste which is petitioning the European Union to call for all supermarkets in Europe to give their unsold food to charities […]

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    The Stavros Niarchos Foundation announces a second “Initiative Against the Greek Crisis”

    The Stavros Niarchos Foundation have announced that within the next year, it will allocate an additional €100 million, in order to further alleviate the adverse effects of the crisis in Greece. Yesterday, the Board of Directors announced its decision to proceed with another emergency grant program supporting non-profit organisations in Greece. The program, totalling €100 […]

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    Ghent Study Day, EFC Forum Roma Inclusion, 11 June 2015

    Members of the EFC Forum for Roma Inclusion came together to learn from the strategies currently employed in the city of Ghent, Belgium, to encourage the inclusion of economic migrants within the EU (and more specifically the Roma population of the city). The social policies of Ghent have been heralded internationally as examples of the […]

    • Philanthropy sector

    Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation launches new website

    The Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation has just launched a new website.  The new design of the website is intended to make navigation easier for users and improve the management of the site’s contents. The contents have been reorganised, giving the information a new structure in line with the Foundation’s current activities. This includes a new […]

    • Philanthropy sector

    The Center for Global Prosperity at Hudson Institute presents the first Index of Philanthropic Freedom

    The Center for Global Prosperity at the Hudson Institute has produced the first the Index of Philanthropic Freedom. Covering 64 countries around the world, the Index is a comprehensive study of what drives global giving. The Index ranks and compares countries on their enabling environment for philanthropy by assessing (1) the ease of registering, operating, and […]

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    EFC announces the two winners of free tickets to next year’s AGA and Conference in Amsterdam

    The two winners of free tickets to next year’s AGA and Conference in Amsterdam were drawn during the EFC’s staff retreat last week in Brussels.

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    Global Peace Index 2015 released

    The Global Peace Index (GPI) 2015 has been released. The GPI measures the state of peace in 162 countries according to 23 indicators that gauge the absence of violence or the fear of violence. It is produced annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace. According to GPI 2015, the global levels of peace remained […]

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    Big Lottery Fund launches £48.5m grant fund for women’s charities

    The Big Lottery Fund has announced that it will be investing £48.5m in both existing and new voluntary sector initiatives to help women and girls at risk of sexual or domestic abuse. BIG’s Women and Girls Initiative is offering funding grants of anywhere between £150,000 and £750,000 over five years to charities “whose primary purpose […]

    • 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 […]