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

Topic Icon 02 August 2019

Villum Fonden launch new grants programme for interdisciplinary data-driven research

EFC members, Villum Fonden have launched a new grants programme to support research projects involving collaboration between computer science and other academic fields. The new programme, titled the Villum Synergy Programme, will provide DKK 50 million annually to research projects,...

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Research, Science and Technology

Topic Icon 29 July 2019

Fondazione CRT, Compagnia di San Paolo, the Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center and Techstars launch first acceleration programme in Europe dedicated to smart mobility

EFC Members Fondazione CRT and Compagnia di San Paolo, along with the Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center and Techstars, have launched Techstars Smart Mobility Accelerator, the first acceleration programme in Europe dedicated to smart mobility. The programme will last three years...

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Research, Science and Technology

Topic Icon 24 July 2019

"The place where operations professionals can speak their language and be completely understood” - Operations Professionals Network summer meeting 2019

The EFC's Operations Professionals Network (OPN) held its summer meeting on 8-9 July 2019 in Philanthropy House, Brussels, to open up discussions and dialogue on topical operational issues impacting the HR, IT, finance and legal functions of philanthropic organisations across...

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Philanthropy infrastructure, Research, Science and Technology

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

Topic Icon 19 July 2019

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

Topic Icon 18 July 2019

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

Topic Icon 16 July 2019

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

Topic Icon 15 July 2019

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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