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

Topic Icon 30 January 2020

A warm welcome to the newest EFC members and affiliates to join our community

The EFC welcomes its latest members and affiliates to its worldwide network of philanthropic organisations! To find out more on EFC membership and what it can provide visit here.   Our new members: Fundación Princesa de Girona - Spain Fundación...

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Children and Youth, Democracy, Disability, Education, Environment and Sustainable Development, Health and Well-being, Human Rights and Citizenship

Topic Icon 29 January 2020

EFC delighted to join Alliance's new ClimatePhilanthropy2030 initiative

Alliance Magazine has launched a new initiative ClimatePhilanthropy2030 that will see Alliance dedicate 10% of their overall work for the next decade towards the climate, an initiative done in conjunction with 10 partners, including the EFC. Climate change is a...

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Environment and Sustainable Development, Media

Topic Icon 27 January 2020

Andrew Crook, charity law expert, passes away

The EFC is deeply saddened by the loss of Andrew Crook who passed away as a result of complications following heart surgery last week. Andrew, an expert in charity law within the European context, was a close friend and supporter...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 27 January 2020

Applications open for the Journalism Funders Forum Mentorship Programme

The Journalism Funders Forum has opened up applications for the its Mentorship Programme, a professional programme aimed at staff in the philanthropic sector that will seek to to shape the media funding landscape by pairing mentees within the sector with...

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Media, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 27 January 2020

New call for research proposals that investigate the links between global mobility and health

A new call for research proposals that investigate how global mobility influences general health, various health determinants and the well-being of local and mobile populations has been launched by four EFC members; ''la Caixa'' Foundation, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Volkswagen Stiftung...

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Diversity, Migration and Social Inclusion, Health and Well-being, Research, Science and Technology

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George Soros announces $1 billion gift to launch Open Society University Network

Speaking at the World Economic Forum, Open Society Foundations Founder and Chair George Soros announced on Thursday a $1 billion gift to start the Open Society University Network—an unprecedented defense of critical thinking and academic freedom that Soros called “the...

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Democracy, Education, Human Rights and Citizenship

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Facing Change exhibition, by Genio opens at Philanthropy House

The exhibition ‘Facing Change’ opened at Philanthropy House on the 16 January at an event that also saw the launch of the European Social Catalyst Fund. The exhibition, created by Genio captures the real-life changes experienced by those who have...

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Disability, Diversity, Migration and Social Inclusion, Health and Well-being

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The European Social Catalyst Fund is launched at Philanthropy House

The deadline for applications has been extended to 11 September. 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...

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Human Rights and Citizenship, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

Topic Icon 16 January 2020

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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