Philanthropy Advocacy Initiative
Advocating for a “Single Market for Philanthropy”
The EFC brings its position, experience and expertise in working for an enabling environment for the sector to this new joint advocacy initiative with DAFNE, a network of 26 national-level donors and foundations networks across Europe. The DAFNE-EFC Philanthropy Advocacy Initiative works towards a “Single Market for Philanthropy” in Europe.
This policy agenda starts with a simple statement of fact: people, goods and services, and capital can travel freely across Europe yet philanthropic support cannot, and some national and EU policy is even putting new restrictions on our sector. If barriers to philanthropy could be removed, philanthropy could go much further in playing its key role, alongside other stakeholders, in helping to find and scale ways to meet the serious challenges that many European countries, regardless of national boundaries, are facing.
The initiative focuses on four key asks of EU policymakers:
- Recognise philanthropy
- Reduce barriers to cross-border philanthropy
- Enable and protect philanthropy
- Co-grant and co-invest for public good and civil society
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the EFC and DAFNE to clarify operational elements of this joint initiative.
The EFC believes in cooperating with other philanthropy support organisations in its representation work to ensure that European philanthropic infrastructure organisations are pulling in the same direction.