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Topic Icon 29 October 2020

Maecenata Stiftung publish "Understanding Civil Society in Europe" a study on the composition of civil society in Europe

Maecenata Stiftung has published "Understanding Civil Society in Europe" a new study offering a brief overview of the composition of civil society in Europe. The publication, commissioned by Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, assesses the scope and scale of European civil society...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 27 October 2020

Applications now open for the 2021 edition of the EFC Philanthropic Leadership Platform: Russia-Europe

Modern Russian philanthropy is a relatively young, dynamic and growing sector, and as such it faces multiple challenges as well as many untapped opportunities, especially in light of the current pandemic. Against this backdrop, 20 philanthropy professionals from Russia and...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 22 October 2020

European Commission seeks feedback on disability rights strategy roadmap for 2021-30

The European Commission has shared its disability rights strategy roadmap for 2021-30 as its seeks feedback for the further development and fine tuning of the initiative. The strategy aims to ensure that people with disabilities can enjoy full social and...

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Disability, Human Rights and Citizenship

Topic Icon 19 October 2020

IKEA Foundation livelihood development programme for Somali refugees wins FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards

An IKEA Foundation livelihood development programme focused upon Somali refugees in Ethiopia has won an award at Financial Times/International Finance Corporation 2020 Transformational Business Awards. The programme, created in collaboration with UNCHR, supports refugees and local communities in the remote...

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Environment and Sustainable Development, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

Topic Icon 16 October 2020

AVPN publish report on collaborative philanthropy in Asia

The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) has published a new report offering insights and information on collaborative philanthropy in Asia. The report seeks to unpack the concept of collaborative philanthropy and serve as a resource for philanthropists and philanthropic organisations...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 12 October 2020

TUSEV publish "The Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Civil Society Organizations Operating in Turkey Survey II Report" in English

The Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV) has published its report "The Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Civil Society Organizations Operating in Turkey Survey II Report" in English. TUSEV came together with stakeholders from civil society during the early weeks...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 09 October 2020

Aga Khan Development Network partners with Prince William to launch The Earthshot Prize

The Aga Khan Development Network has partnered with Prince William to launch The Earthshot Prize, which aims to find new solutions to environmental crises and the improvement of living standards. The goal of the prize is to incentivise environmental change...

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Environment and Sustainable Development, Philanthropy infrastructure, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

Topic Icon 06 October 2020

Consortium of donors, supported by Fondation CHANEL create the Alliance for Women in Europe

A consortium of donors, supported by Fondation CHANEL have created the Alliance for Women in Europe, an initiative seeking to respond to the rise of Violence against Women (VAW), the “shadow pandemic”, seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. This initiative aims...

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Gender, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 06 October 2020

Fondation Mava launch new call for proposals to support nature conservation in the recovery and the reconstruction phases of the COVID crisis

Fondation Mava has launched a new call for proposals seeking to support activities that strengthen nature conservation in the immediate recovery phase and the mid-term reconstruction phases of the COVID crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing to light our broken...

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Environment and Sustainable Development, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

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