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    What are foundations doing in response to the refugee crisis?

    Mapping the philanthropic response to the refugee crisis: contribute to getting a better picture and understanding of what we are all doing Input by 16th OCTOBER 2015 The European Foundation Centre (EFC) and Alliance have joined forces to carry out a quick scan of what philanthropic actors are doing in response to the current refugee […]

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    From Mafia to Municipal: Philanthropy transforms confiscated assets into community resources

    Brussels, 9 September 2015 – The European Foundation Centre and The Atlantic Philanthropies will organise a multi-stakeholder dialogue on asset based community development in Brussels at Philanthropy House tomorrow from 14.30 to 16.30.  The panel discussion, which will bring together European foundations, institutions and NGOs, will consider the question: Perspectives on the built environment: a […]

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    A well-kept secret: The billions invested by philanthropy in buildings and communities

    On 10 September in Philanthropy House in Brussels some of the world’s biggest philanthropic organisations will debate the motivations and practicalities around asset-based community ownership and capital investment.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Take Part in Alliance Magazine’s Sustainable Development Goals Survey

    Alliance Magazine is asking its readers to take part in a survey on the Sustainable Development Goals. The survey aims to find out how much people know, what they think the role of foundations should be, and where the work of foundations can be most effective. The survey is being conducted prior to the magazine’s […]

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    Fighting the shrinking space for civil society – EFC and other NPOs to meet FATF secretariat in Paris

    This meeting will also be an opportunity to discuss how the recently more formalised dialogue between FATF and the NPO sector can work in practice and how the FATF evaluation process could be further improved (FATF is evaluating how well countries implement its counter terrorism policies).

    • Philanthropy sector

    Secretary General of German Association of Foundations honoured with German Federal Cross of Merit

    The award honours Prof. Dr Fleisch’s contribution to understanding and addressing demographic change, both at national and international level.

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    Open Society Foundations’ Disability Rights Scholarship Program

    Applications for the Open Society Foundations’ Disability Rights Scholarship Program are open. The program provides funding for master’s degree study to disability rights advocates, lawyers, and educators to develop new legislation jurisprudence, policy, research, and scholarship to harness the innovations and opportunities offered by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). […]

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    Big Lottery Fund grants £600,000 to encourage collaboration

    The funding for the Inspiring Impact programme, which was set up in 2012 and is managed by the think tank NPC, will focus on bringing together organisations, especially smaller charities, to develop good practice together.

    • Philanthropy sector

    2015 EESC Civil Society Prize – Combating poverty

    The European Economic and Social Committee 2015 prize will reward initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and/or individuals aiming to improve the economic and social inclusion of people living in poverty and countering the increasing risk of those facing poverty in Europe. The deadline for applications is 10 September 2015. The prize, which has […]

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    Jury of Siemens Stiftung “empowering people. Award 2015” appointed

    Siemens Stiftung has appointed the jury for the “empowering people. Award 2015”. A total of 18 interdisciplinary specialists representing renowned organisations from around the world have signed up to assess innovative low-tech products and solutions and their business models that can be used in sustainable development work. Seeking to identify and promote such appropriate solutions that carry potential to tackle […]