Grantmakers East Forum to focus on equal opportunities

    Addressing one of the most persistent and biggest paradoxes of our times- social inequalities- the next gathering of the Grantmakers East Forum will focus on a variety of social issues such as youth unemployment, social entrepreneurship, gender equalities, liberty of expression and protracted conflicts. The GEF 2015 conference, entitled “Creating Equal opportunities: overcoming divides”, will try to […]

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    EFC’s Regional Foundations Network to look at “The role of foundations in weaving the local social fabric”

    The various roles local foundations can play in their community will be the topic of debate at a session at the EFC’s Annual General Assembly and Conference in Milan, Italy. “The role of foundations in weaving the local social fabric” will take place on 22 May. Local communities, whether it’s a village, city or wider […]

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    EFC members and Global Fund for Community Foundations respond to Nepal earthquake

    The EFC and its members are sending more than just our thoughts to the victims of the tragic earthquake which hit Nepal on 25th April. The information below is regularly updated to show the response of both the EFC and its members: Joint response from the EFC and the Global Fund for Community Foundations Together […]

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    EFC thematic network on gender equality publishes report on grantmaking with a gender lens

    The EFC’s thematic network on gender equality has published its first collaborative work, titled “Grantmaking with a gender lens”. This is the first joint project of the network and is the result of a meeting that took place in Brussels earlier this year.

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]