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

Topic Icon 10 February 2019

”How are you doing, Europe?” – the new study from Bertelsmann Stiftung

Bertelsmann Stiftung have released a new study on the state of Europe is doing and what can be done in the future, titled ”How are you doing, Europe? Mapping social imbalances in the EU.” The study, released in the run up...

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Democracy, Diversity, Migration and Social Inclusion, Global Challenges, Peace-building, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

Topic Icon 10 February 2019

Call for proposals from Fondation BNP Paribas – ”Climate and Biodiversity Initiative”

Fondation BNP Paribas have launched a 4th call for proposals for their ”Climate Initiative” program to support research on climate change and biodiversity. The program, now renamed as the ”Climate and Biodiversity Initiative”, seeks to support projects for the 2020-2022 period...

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Environment and Sustainable Development, Global Challenges, Peace-building, Research, Science and Technology

Topic Icon 07 February 2019

Social Economy for the Future of Europe

”Social Economy for the Future of Europe” was the final hearing of the Social Economy Intergroup of the European Parliament, held at the EESC on the 6th February. The hearing sought to take stock of the previous 5 years progress and look forward to...

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Environment and Sustainable Development, Global Challenges, Peace-building, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

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Call to action from the European Cultural Foundation – ”Democracy Needs Imagination”

The European Cultural Foundation are launching a call to action to fund daring, creative, cultural actions in the run up to the European elections, titled ”Democracy Needs Imagination.” The call seeks to draw attention to the European parliamentary elections and support the process...

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Arts and Culture, Democracy, Human Rights and Citizenship

Topic Icon 30 January 2019

Foundation Center and Guidestar merge to become Candid

The Foundation Center has announced a merger with GuideStar, an electronic database nonprofits, to form a new nonprofit organisation known as Candid. EFC Member The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has been the largest philanthropic supporter of the Foundation Center and GuideStar, has made...

Topic Icon 27 January 2019

Welcome our newest affiliates to the EFC network!

Affiliates: DanChurchAid. Mission: DanChurchAid is one of Denmark’s oldest and largest NGO’s and works primarily with development and humanitarian assistance projects targeting communities in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. These projects led to the organisation distributing more than 77 million...

Topic Icon 25 January 2019

Global Perspectives release follow-up paper on ”Potentials and the possible impact of Civil Society in strengthening and defending Multilateralism”

The Global Perspectives Initiative (GPI) have released a follow up paper to their workshop on ”Potentials and the possible impact of Civil Society in strengthening and defending Multilateralism” on the 13th December. The paper provides a summary of the discussions and debates...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Human Rights and Citizenship

Topic Icon 20 January 2019

TIEPOLO – an insight into the EFC member exchange programme

TIEPOLO, or the Tailor-made International Exchange Programme Offering Learning is one of the EFC’s many programmes that enhance connection and foster peer-learning in the philanthropic sector. TIEPOLO is an exchange programme that provides staff from the sector the opportunity to...

Topic Icon 17 January 2019

”Philanthropy, an untapped potential?” – the latest hearing held by the European Economic and Social Committee.

Philanthropy and its as yet untapped potential in Europe was the topic of discussion at a hearing held by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on the 16th January. The hearing brought together a number of representatives of philanthropic organisations, civil...

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Diversity, Migration and Social Inclusion, Global Challenges, Peace-building, Human Rights and Citizenship, Research, Science and Technology

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