Foundation CEO Exchange

The CEO Exchange aims to create a safe and trusted space for exchange, learning and reflection among CEOs of EFC members on issues of strategic interest and significance for institutional philanthropy.

Next Generation

Taking place throughout the EFC’s annual conference, a key event that brings 650 philanthropy professionals together, the Next Gen programme gives a new generation of professionals in philanthropy a unique chance to interact with leading philanthropy practitioners from Europe and around the world, and form lasting networks with their peers.

Participants learn about the state of institutional philanthropy, both in Europe and internationally; key issues and trends of the sector; and about the European Foundation Centre itself. The programme is designed according to the needs of each participant, and gives access to the entire conference.

Philanthropic Leadership Platform

The Philanthropic Leadership Platform − China-Europe is a unique opportunity to reflect with peers on leading transformation in our society. It brings together 20 mid- to senior-level philanthropy leaders from China and Europe to share their knowledge, experience, creativity and concerns over the course of an intensive ten-day programme. All costs, except for travel, are covered by the organisers.

Social Investing

For several decades now, institutional philanthropy has been looking to expand its philanthropic toolbox to increase impact. One broad area of exploration, learning and experimentation is related to how philanthropic organisations are using the power of their financial assets – grants as well as capital to do more.


The Tailor-made International Exchange Programme Offering Learning Opportunities (TIEPOLO) is an exchange programme allowing foundation staff to develop their skills by spending time working in another foundation.