EFC European Environmental Funders Group gather in Brno, Czech Republic, for its spring meeting

    Between the 18th and 19th of March, the EFC European Environmental Funders Group gathered in Brno, the Czech Republic, for its spring meeting.  The aim of the discussion was to bring together Central Eastern European funders with other European donors active in environmental fields in order to network, learn from one another and identify potential […]

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    KBFUS launches KBFUS ART! to facilitate donations of art for museums in Europe and Africa

    The King Baudouin Foundation United States has launched a new initiative KBFUS ART! KBFUS Art is calling for the donation of artworks to be displayed in (and potentially re-gifted to) museums and other cultural institutions in Europe and Africa. The goal is to preserve cultural assets for future generations and allow donors to create a legacy. […]

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    Mama Cash-led Consortium selected as strategic partner of Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced its selection of strategic partners in its “Dialogue and Dissent” 2016-2020 partnership framework. Through this framework, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will enter into strategic partnerships to provide support to civil society organisations in low and low-middle income countries to build their lobbying and advocacy capacities. The […]

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    The New Zero Project Report 2015 is out

    The Zero Project researches the status of the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and this year the report focuses on independent living and political participation. Data on 150 countries were collected, together with 50 Innovative Practices and Policies that can be considered as worldwide role models in their […]

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    The latest Funders Concerned About AIDS blog examines the state of private funding for HIV/AIDS related research

    The latest FCAA blog details the nature of philanthropic support for HIV-related R&D, and includes analysis from the latest HIV Vaccines & Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group report. According to FCAA’s own research, philanthropy provided roughly $240 million to support HIV/AIDS-related research efforts in 2013. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust continue to […]

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    Hellenic Sports Club For Physically Disabled People Honors the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

    On February 8th the grantee organization Hellenic Sports Club For Physically Disabled People (PASKA) honored the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for its contribution with an award during an awareness raising event organized in collaboration with the Municipality of Athens’ Organization of Culture, Sports and Youth. PASKA organized an awareness event teaching people with kinetic disabilities how […]

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    EFC Research Forum publishes conference report on excellence in research

    A new report published by the EFC Research Forum and written by Peter Wrobel from Science|Business summarises the diversity of debate explored by the 213 delegates at the Forum’s recent conference entitled, ‘Towards a new concept of excellence in research’. The Foundation for Polish Science hosted the event, which was held from 13-14 October in […]

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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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]