• Philanthropy sector

    The National Council for Voluntary Organisations have published the Charity Ethical Principles

    The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) have recently published the Charity Ethical Principles, a supporting framework for charities to develop policies and procedures within.

    • EFC Member

    Fonds 1818 issues first call for applications for projects supporting financial self-reliance

    In recent years, Dutch EFC member 1818 Fonds has been exploring what is being done to promote financial self-reliance in the Netherlands. The fund is looking to support new projects that ensure that people stay out of debt or come out debt soon. It will make one million euros available for this purpose up until the end of 2022, with applying organisations able to submit a plan up until 1 April 2019.

    • Philanthropy sector

    A Time to Stand Together

    The EFC is proudly standing together with the Central European University by co-signing the declaration below and by helping to share the hashtag #IStandWithCEU. Last week the Central European University in Budapest announced it would partially relocate to Vienna given the Hungarian government’s unyielding hostility to civil society and academic freedom. Around the world, civil […]

    • Philanthropy sector

    New initiative ”Transforming Life Awards” now open for applications

    The Philanthropy University and Alquity have launched a new initiative, the ”Transforming Lives Awards”, which aims to uncover the best NGO’s and social enterprises working towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 8 in Asia, Africa and Latin America. 

    • EFC

    Fondazione CON IL SUD announce call for proposals for the fifth edition of their Brains2South program

    Fondazione CON IL SUD have announced the call for proposals for the fifth edition of their Brains2South program; ”Promotion of Best Talent in Scientific Research”

    • EFC Network

    The Funders Forum for Sustainable Cities 2018 visited Flint and Detroit, MI to explore ”Industrial Cities Adjusting to the New Economy”

    This year’s Funders’ Forum for Sustainable Cities (FFSC) annual gathering was hosted by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in Flint and Detroit, Michigan from 18-20 September, with the theme being on industrial cities and their adjustment to the New Economy.

    • EFC member

    ERSTE Foundation and “la Caixa” Foundation launch new programme to help unemployed Hungarians find a job

    Incorpora Hungary is a newly created joint initiative that supports disadvantaged people in Hungary seeking employment. Launched in November 2016, Incorpora Hungary has flourished under the collaboration of the ERSTE Foundation and ‘la Caixa’ Foundation, both of whom recognise that tackling unemployment is one of the most pressing global challenges of the 21st century.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Launch of the Princess of Girona Foundation awards 2017

    The Fundación Princesa de Girona (FPdGI) is launching a set of five awards in 2017. The awards – named the Princess of Girona Foundation awards – seek to recognise the career of young people between the ages of 16 to 35 years old and an organisation from the EU that has shown outstanding entrepreneurial capacity in innovative projects.

    • EFC

    Raymond Georis Debate 2016: “Youthful perspectives on age-old problems”

    The EFC’s annual Raymond Georis event, taking place this year in the shape of a debate, brought together three young Europeans to give their own perspectives on the critical issues faced by Europe today. What are their thoughts on where Europe is headed? Where do they see the pitfalls – and opportunities – lying ahead in the coming years? What are their frustrations with the current systems in place and what do they feel can, and should, be done to fix them?

    • Philanthropy sector

    New European Social Policy Network Report on Minimum Income Schemes in Europe

    The European Social Policy Network (ESPN) has just published a major new report, Minimum Income Schemes in Europe: a Study of National Policies.  This synthesises the findings of 35 country reports. The report finds that minimum income (MI) schemes play a vital role in alleviating the worst impacts of poverty and social exclusion in many […]