27th EFC Annual General Assembly and Conference – ‘Imagining and Investing in our Future’

Thursday, 26 May 2016

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Coinciding with the Netherlands Presidency of the EU, the 27th EFC Annual General Assembly and Conference will take place from 26-28 May 2016 at the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, located on the water beside Central Station in the heart of Amsterdam . The waterways of Amsterdam reflect centuries of history and innovation in business, commerce, transport, culture, urban and social planning. Against this apt and magnificent setting, and within the overall theme of ‘Imagining and Investing in our Future’, the 2016 conference will:

  • address the most urgent social issues of today and tomorrow
  • explore the opportunities that new models, actors and technologies offer
  • clarify where foundations can act and how they can prepare for the future

The conference will emphasise the paramount importance of philanthropic actors actively engaging with other sectors to find new ways of investing in effective and innovative solutions to social challenges.

The 2016 Conference Host Committee is as follows:

  • Adessium Foundation
  • Bernard van Leer Foundation
  • Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy
  • European Climate Foundation
  • European Cultural Foundation
  • Vereniging van Fondsen in Nederland
  • Fonds 1818
  • Ikea Foundation
  • Instituut Gak
  • Mama Cash
  • Oranje Fonds
  • Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
  • Universal Education Foundation
  • VSBfonds
  • Wageningen Universiteits Fonds
  • War Child

Stay tuned for more information, or for specific questions please write to aga@efc.be


26 May 2016
28 May 2016
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European Foundation Centre


Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ
Piet Heinkade 1, Amsterdam, 1019 BR Netherlands
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