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

Topic Icon 08 April 2020

European Philanthropy calls for effective solidarity across borders concerning COVID 19

COVID-19 doesn’t recognise borders, and neither should philanthropy in Europe. In a letter dated 8 April, the EFC and DAFNE have called on the Presidents of the EU institutions, President von der Leyen (European Commission), President Michel (European Council) and...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Health and Well-being, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 08 April 2020

European Commission host EUvsVirus Hackathon to develop solutions and overcome coronavirus-related challenges

The European Commission is hosting a pan-European hackathon EUvsVirus on 24-26 April, bringing together international teams in search of solutions to challenges emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. The hackathon will aim at gathering 60.000 people in 300 virtual teams, connecting...

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Disaster Relief, Global Challenges, Peace-building, Research, Science and Technology

Topic Icon 07 April 2020

Stavros Niarchos Foundation announce Global Relief Initiative of $100 million to address the impact of COVID-19

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has announced the Global Relief Initiative, dedicating $100 million towards addressing the unprecedented challenges and impact posed by COVID-19. The pandemic has wide-reaching socioeconomic implications and this new initiative forms part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation's...

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Disaster Relief, Global Challenges, Peace-building, Health and Well-being, Research, Science and Technology

Topic Icon 07 April 2020

EFC membership survey identifies key challenges and trends resulting from COVID-19 outbreak

View the latest findings (PDF) At times like these, we see philanthropy put to the test – how can it best use the ‘diverse tool kit’ of which we are so proud. That our members would be responding was beyond...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Health and Well-being, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 06 April 2020

European Cultural Foundation launches the Culture of Solidarity Fund

The European Cultural Foundation has launched the Culture of Solidarity Fund seeking to support cultural initiatives that reinforce European solidarity in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. The spread of COVID-19 across Europe has weakened European unity and solidarity as national...

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Arts and Culture, Global Challenges, Peace-building

Topic Icon 03 April 2020

National Foundation for Civil Society Development launch “Community Potential” initiative, seeking to mobilise community action post COVID-19

The National Foundation for Civil Society Development has launched the “Community Potential” initiative, seeking to mobilise community action in mitigating the expected socio-economic consequences of COVID-19 after the pandemic is under control. The initiative, launched in partnership with other civil...

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Disaster Relief, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

Topic Icon 26 March 2020

Italian and Chinese philanthropy join forces to face COVID-19

Italian and Chinese philanthropy are joining forces to face the COVID-19 in an innovative way, creating an aerial bridge for the transport and delivery of urgent medical and sanitary materials difficult to find not only in Italy, but also on...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Health and Well-being

Topic Icon 26 March 2020

Philanthropy responds to 2020 Croatia earthquake

The recent earthquakes and resulting aftershocks, right in the midst of trying to deal with the coronavirus crisis, have placed a huge strain on resources in Croatia.  There are many examples of how philanthropy is playing its part in dealing...

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Disaster Relief, Health and Well-being, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 25 March 2020

We stand together in the spirit of European solidarity

European Philanthropy Statement on COVID-19: We stand together in the spirit of European solidarity We, the signatories, recognise that the COVID-19 outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an unprecedented impact on civil society organisations and NGOs across Europe...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Health and Well-being

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