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Read all the latest news from the EFC, our members and the wider philanthropic sector.

Topic Icon 16 January 2020

The European Social Catalyst Fund is launched at Philanthropy House

The European Social Catalyst Fund (ESCF), a brand new initiative between the DG for Research and Innovation and a consortium of Genio, the King Baudouin Foundation and Robert Bosch Stiftung was launched on 16 January 2020, at the opening of...

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Human Rights and Citizenship, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

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Evens Foundation launch call for applications for the new Evens Prize for Education

The Evens Foundation has launched a call for application for a new prize, the Evens Prize for Education, seeking inspiring and new ideas that foster the motivation and ability to think critically about social questions. To counteract the fact that...

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Education

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''Funding for the Environment'' with the EFC's European Environmental Funders Group

The Autumn Meeting of the EFC's European Environmental Funders Group (EEFG) on 5-6 December 2019 provided the members of the network with a chance to reconnect, share and learn on areas of common interest related to funding for the environment....

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Environment and Sustainable Development

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EFC European Foundations for Sustainable Agriculture and Food network explores the opportunities and challenges of agroecology

The EFC's European Foundations for Sustainable Agriculture and Food (EFSAF) network explored the opportunities and challenges of agroecology for philanthropic organisations working in the agricultural sector, at its autumn meeting in Brussels, 4 December 2019. The meeting provided an opportunity...

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Environment and Sustainable Development

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Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation announce they are not accepting new proposals until December 2020 in the wake of environmental emergency in the Amazon rainforest

The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation has informed all potential applicants that it will not be accepting new project proposals until December 2020 as the foundation seeks to commit its resources to the environmental emergency occurring in the Amazon rainforest....

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Disaster Relief, Environment and Sustainable Development, Global Challenges, Peace-building

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International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) opens applications for the ISTR 2020 Emerging Scholar Dissertation Award

The International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) has opened applications for the ISTR 2020 Emerging Scholar Dissertation Award. The ISTR Emerging Scholar Dissertation Award is presented biennially for a PhD dissertation completed or defended in the two calendar years (July...

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Education, Research, Science and Technology

Topic Icon 18 December 2019

EFFIO autumn meeting takes the long view

The autumn meeting of the European Foundation Financial and Investment Officers (EFFIO) group took place in Brussels on October 10-11, marking the 17th anniversary of the network. As in previous years, the autumn programme kicked off with a presentation of...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

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''Addressing Irregularity'' with the EFC's Diversity, Migration and Integration Thematic Network and EPIM

The EFC's Diversity, Migration and Integration Thematic Network (DMI) held a joint meeting with the European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) seeking to explore “Addressing Irregularity - the perspective of undocumented migrants living in European societies” in The Hague...

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Diversity, Migration and Social Inclusion, Global Challenges, Peace-building

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''Cultural Welfare: what role arts play in the health and wellbeing of citizens?'' with the EFC Arts and Culture Thematic Network

A movement is underway to better recognise the role of arts and culture, in supporting the well-being and health and society. Recent studies and research has verified the existence of a link between cultural activities and major topics such as...

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Arts and Culture, Diversity, Migration and Social Inclusion

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