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

Topic Icon 22 July 2019

A warm welcome to our newest members

The EFC welcomes its latest members to its worldwide network of philanthropic organisations! To find out more on EFC membership and what it can provide visit here.   Our new members: Europe Foundation The Europe Foundation engages citizens in social, economic,...

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Children and Youth, Democracy, Diversity, Migration and Social Inclusion, Gender, Global Challenges, Peace-building, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 22 July 2019

Verena Ringler leads call for an #EUCitizenCommissioner

The European strategy expert, and proposed candidate for Austrian EU Commissioner by opposition party NEOS, Verena Ringler, has led a call for an EU Citizen Commissioner, to support citizen relations and civil society. The call seeks to impress upon incoming...

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Democracy, Philanthropy infrastructure

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European Commission announces plans to strengthen the rule of law in line with proposals made by Philanthropy Advocacy

The Commission has decided on a series of measures to further strengthen the rule of law in Europe following a consultation to which Philanthropy Advocacy (DAFNE and EFC) contributed. The announcement came on 17 July. The European Union relies on...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

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Massimo Lapucci represented the EFC at the UN ''Philanthropy & the SDGs'' event in New York

EFC Chair, Massimo Lapucci spoke on behalf of the EFC at the UN event ''Philanthropy & the SDGs'' in New York, taking place during the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development under the auspices of the ECOSOC. The event...

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Environment and Sustainable Development, Philanthropy infrastructure

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EFFIO Spring meeting strikes a balance between narrow investment topics and wider discussions

The Spring 2019 meeting of the European Foundation Financial and Investment Officers (EFFIO) group took place in London on 11-12 April, hosted by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. EFFIO, a membership-based network of financial and investment officers of large independent European...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Research, Science and Technology

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Researchers and practitioners explore ways to ease cross-border philanthropy in Europe

At a pre-conference event ahead of the 9th International Research Conference of the European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP) a group of researchers and practitioners came together to discuss the legal barriers to cross-border philanthropy in Europe and potential solutions...

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Philanthropy infrastructure, Research, Science and Technology

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EFC members and UK government launch The Catalyst to tackle social and environmental issues

EFC members the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, City Bridge Trust, the National Lottery Community Foundation, Comic Relief, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and UK government have launched The Catalyst, a collaborative platform which aims to revolutionise social and environmental issues are tackled in...

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Diversity, Migration and Social Inclusion, Environment and Sustainable Development, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

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EFC Chair Massimo Lapucci and other members to speak at the UN event ''Philanthropy & the SDGs''

The EFC's Chair, Massimo Lapucci, will be speaking at the UN event ''Philanthropy & the SDGs'' special event taking place in New York on the 16 July, alongside representatives from EFC member Realdania. The event will create a dedicated space...

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Environment and Sustainable Development, Global Challenges, Peace-building, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 10 July 2019

Joan Weinstein to be new director of the Getty Foundation

Joan Weinstein has been announced as the new director of the Getty Foundation, moving on from her previous position as deputy director, and acting director. Weinstein succeeds Deborah Marrow, who retired in December 2018 after more than three decades of...

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Arts and Culture, Philanthropy infrastructure

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