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Topic Icon 13 November 2019

Call for applications for 2020 International Fellows Programs

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society has opened up a call for applications for the 2020 International Fellows Programs, both the Senior International Fellows Program, and the Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program. The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society,...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 12 November 2019

EFC 30th anniversary event discusses the importance of philanthropy infrastructure at this critical crossroads for the sector

As part of the EFC's 30th anniversary event, which took place at BOZAR in Brussels from 6-7 November, three dedicated sessions (including the annual Raymond Georis Debate) used the recent blog series as the basis for a conversation on the...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 12 November 2019

Foundations and the new zeitgeist – Transitioning in a new era

  The final panel discussion of the EFC's 30th anniversary event, "Foundations and the new zeitgeist – Transitioning in a new era’’ sought to build upon many of the key strands of debate from the day, the shared lessons from...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 12 November 2019

First ever Philanthropic Leadership Platform: Russia-Europe launched at the EFC 30th anniversary in Brussels

The first edition of the new Philanthropic Leadership Platform: Russia-Europe, undertaken in partnership with the Vladimir Potanin Foundation, helped 20 participants focus on how philanthropic organisations can co-create, learn, adapt and scale lasting solutions to societal challenges. It took place...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 08 November 2019

Wake up Philanthropy! Gearing up for the next 30 years

How can philanthropy connect to the energy of young philanthropists and activists? How can the sector evolve and adapt to face today’s challenges, such as climate change and threats to pluralism and liberal democracy? Are philanthropic organisations real agents of...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 08 November 2019

2019 Raymond Georis Debate: ‘Re-imagining the philanthropy infrastructure’

The annual Raymond Georis Debate looked at why getting philanthropy’s architecture right is going to be key to the sector’s ability to create real impact and change. Speakers included: Carola Carazzone, Secretary General of Assifero Carol Mack, Chief Executive, Association...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 08 November 2019

EFC Research Forum and DG Research and Innovation discuss shared objectives and priorities for research and innovation

Following on from the success of the European Research and Innovation Days, the EFC's Research Forum and the Directorate General for Research and Innovation held a meeting on 7 November to discuss shared objectives and priorities with a view towards...

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Research, Science and Technology

Topic Icon 08 November 2019

The EFC launches commemorative 30th anniversary book featuring 30 essays from philanthropy’s thought leaders

View the book online On 6 November, the European Foundation Centre launched a collection of views on philanthropy to mark its 30th anniversary in a special commemorative book. Entitled “Building at the Crossroads of Royale and Treurenberg” (referencing the location...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 04 November 2019

Medtronic Foundation one of ten organisations to win the 2019 Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships

The Medtronic Foundation has been selected as one of the ten winners of the 2019 Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships recognising excellence in partnerships between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the philanthropic sector. The awards,...

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Environment and Sustainable Development, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

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