European Environmental Funders Group Annual Meeting

Monday, 12 November 2018

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The upcoming European Environmental Funders Group (EEFG) annual meeting on 12- 13 November in Philanthropy House, Brussels promises to be an exciting and dynamic meeting full of opportunities for sharing knowledge, learning and networking.  

The 8th annual EEFG meeting will give funders and diverse stakeholders working in the environmental field a chance to connect and exchange knowledge as well as reflect on funding opportunities and collaboration.

Topics of discussion:

  • The different scenarios in regards to the upcoming European elections and the impact on the environmental sector
  • Priorities and funding at EU level after the Europe 2020
  • New channels of citizens’ engagement and participation
  • New projects, funding opportunities and collaboration among funders

During the meeting you will also have the chance discover the results of the new mapping ‘Environmental funding by European foundations – volume 4’.  This multi-year mapping is the most comprehensive study to date on the support for environmental initiatives provided by European foundations allowing funders to explore trends and approaches used to shape environmental giving.

It covers:

  • More than 4000 grants
  • 86 foundations from 14 countries involved
  • A total amount of more € 600 million
  • Areas covered: climate & atmosphere, energy, transport, agriculture & food, biodiversity, terrestrial ecosystems and land use etc.

For the first time the mapping also includes preliminary results of a pilot study on the capacity of environmental NGOs across Europe.

As part of the EFC’s commitment to fostering peer-learning and enhancing collaboration among its members, a joint session of the EEFG and the Gender Equality Thematic Network has been organised. This will take place directly after the end of the EEFG meeting and will focus on the use of a gender lens in the environmental context.

For further information please contact Giulia Lombardi. Please note that there are no event fees but registration is required.


About the European Environmental Funders Group:

The EEFG aggregates intelligence and catalyses collaboration among philanthropic organisations across Europe active in the fields of the environment, sustainable development (including economic transition) and climate change. It identifies needs, gaps, overlaps, and where philanthropy can make a difference in these areas.

The European Environmental Funders Group (EEFG) 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.



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