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

Topic Icon 15 October 2019

SIGNs of CHANGE exhibition opens with insights and inspiration from south-east Europe

The latest exhibition to visit Philanthropy House, SIGNs of CHANGE, courtesy of the SIGN Network (South East European Indigenous Grantmakers Network) opened with an insightful event on 8 October featuring a panel discussion of representatives from the network reflecting upon...

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Arts and Culture, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 14 October 2019

New visibility for the global Third Sector and Social Economy: a major statistical breakthrough

Capping a three-year process, the United Nations has released a new statistical guidance document for nations to use to generate solid data on the world’s third, or social economy, sector—the TSE Sector. Unknown by most observers, this sector—embracing non-profit institutions,...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 10 October 2019

EFC deeply saddened by the loss of our great friend and supporter Bill White, former Mott Foundation Chief Executive Officer

On 9 October the EFC and the wider philanthropic world lost one of its longest-serving and most loyal friends as Bill White passed away at the age of 82. It is difficult to express adequately how critically Bill influenced the...

Topic Icon 09 October 2019

EFC mourns the passing of Wellcome Trusts's former Chief Investment Officer Danny Truell

It is with deep sadness that the EFC learned of the passing of Wellcome Trust's former Chief Investment Officer Danny Truell, who died on 30 September. As the head of investment Mr Truell helped shape the modern Wellcome, and was...

Topic Icon 07 October 2019

Press release: Strong cross-party alliance in European Parliament for easing philanthropy’s work for public good across Europe

Brussels, 7 October 2019 – MEPs, representatives of the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee and relevant stakeholders from philanthropy, civil society and social economy discussed ways to create a truly European space for donors and encourage...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 04 October 2019

European Parliament debates ways to unlock philanthropy's potential for public good

On 1 October the European Parliament played host to a debate organised by the joint DAFNE/EFC Philanthropy Advocacy initiative and the Renew Europe Group of the European Parliament which broached the subject of how to unlock philanthropy’s potential for public...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 02 October 2019

EFC strengthens cooperation with European Commission at European R&I Days

Check out the photos The European Commission and the philanthropy sector are moving towards closer and better cooperation in the area of research and innovation, as seen at the inaugural European Research & Innovation Days, which took place from 24-26...

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Research, Science and Technology

Topic Icon 02 October 2019

TIEPOLO sees two participants from Kultura Nova spend time working with colleagues in Amsterdam and London

This month two TIEPOLISTs from Kultura Nova, based in Zagreb, joined the TIEPOLO exchange programme and spent time working, sharing and learning with colleagues from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation UK, based in London, and the Prince Claus Fund, based in...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 01 October 2019

New SPARC Europe report illuminates how European research funders are approaching Open policies

A new report by SPARC Europe provides insights into how European research funders are approaching Open Access and Open Science policies, incentives and practices. The report is based on a survey conducted in spring 2019, and is the first report...

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Research, Science and Technology

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