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

The Next Generation programme aims to enable the new generation of professionals in philanthropy to learn about the European Foundation Centre; the state of institutional philanthropy both in Europe and internationally; and key issues and trends of the sector. Created in 2010, the programme furthers the EFC’s commitment to advance learning and knowledge development in the sector, as laid out in the EFC Strategic Framework 2016-2022. The Next Gen programme is embedded in the EFC annual conference, giving participants a chance to network and share with leading philanthropy professionals from Europe and around the world. This year the conference takes place in Brussels from 28 May until 31 May 2018.

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.

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.