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

Topic Icon 04 February 2020

Wellcome Trust release statement urging for increased sharing of research data and findings related the novel coronavirus outbreak

The Wellcome Trust has released a statement calling on researchers, journals and funders to ensure that research findings and data relevant to the novel coronavirus (nCoV) are openly shared to inform the public health response and help to save lives....

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Health and Well-being, Research, Science and Technology

Topic Icon 03 February 2020

Confronting disinformation, disintegration and the erosion of democracy with Eurozine

The links between disinformation and democracy are in no way, shape or form a new phenomenon, as highlighted by the EFC's Gerry Salole when opening up a recent joint workshop, as he referenced various songs and lyrics by Bob Dylan...

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Arts and Culture, Democracy, Media

Topic Icon 31 January 2020

Sign the statement: Brexit and a cultural way forward, together

Collaborations in Europe have been through turbulent times before; Europe has overcome many severe crises and has bridged deep divisions in the past. And today, now that United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union has become a reality, we, foundations...

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Arts and Culture, Human Rights and Citizenship

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

Topic Icon 24 January 2020

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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