The 2019 EFC AGA and Conference will take place from 22-24 May in Paris, under the title “Liberté, égalité, philanthropie”

“Liberté, égalité, fraternité!”: who isn’t familiar with the French national motto which finds its roots in the Revolution of 1789 but is still considered the rallying call for freedom, equality and solidarity around the world today?

Yet despite their universal nature and appeal, these three ideals are not (yet) fully realised: they continue to represent aims rather than achievements due to an array of critical and constantly evolving challenges.

Bearing this in mind:

  • How can European foundations respond to the migration crisis as a challenge to freedom of circulation, an indicator of global inequalities and a test to human brotherhood?
  • How do we address the threats to freedom of speech and freedom of the press in an age of fake news and post-truth politics?
  • Thirty years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, how can foundations promote human rights in Europe?
  • Is philanthropy a modern adaptation of ‘brotherhood’? How can foundations encourage new forms of solidarity and inclusion?

For more information please contact Andrea Salvadori.


The EFC AGA and Annual Conference is part of the EFC’s ongoing commitment to enhancing collaboration and connecting its members. For more information on the EFC’s seven key priorities, please download the EFC Strategic Framework 2016-2022