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Topic Icon 02 October 2020

Press release: Europe’s momentum to unleash private resources for public good – European policy makers and foundations aligned to make the necessary steps to foster cross-border philanthropy

Brussels, 2 October 2020 – On 1 October, the European Day of Foundations and Donors, over 100 key European policy makers and representatives of public benefit foundations and civil society organisations from across Europe gathered in a virtual meeting to...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 26 June 2020

Press release: EFC releases report charting survey responses of how foundations are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

Brussels, 26 June 2020 – Today the European Foundation Centre (EFC) released a report presenting 106 responses to a survey on what immediate measures they were taking (or were planning to take), internally and in their programmatic and funding activities,...

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

Topic Icon 18 February 2020

Press release: EFC Conference with a difference 2020 event addresses Climate I Democracy I Society I Philanthropy

Brussels, 18 February 2020 – The European Foundation Centre unveils the programme for its 31st Annual Conference to take place in the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center in Vienna on 20-22 May 2020. The last decade has seen momentous...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 06 February 2020

Press release: EFC launches call for input for latest mapping of European environmental funding

Brussels, 5 February 2019 – The European Foundation Centre’s European Environmental Funders Group is launching a call for input for the fifth edition of its environmental funding mapping, building upon the success of the fourth mapping in 2018, one of...

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Environment and Sustainable Development, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 07 October 2019

Press release: Strong cross-party alliance in European Parliament for easing philanthropy’s work for public good across Europe

Brussels, 7 October 2019 – MEPs, representatives of the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee and relevant stakeholders from philanthropy, civil society and social economy discussed ways to create a truly European space for donors and encourage...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 30 September 2019

Press release: European Parliament to debate ways to unlock philanthropy’s potential for public good

Brussels, 30 September 2019 – On 1 October MEPs and key stakeholders will gather at the European Parliament to debate how to release philanthropy’s untapped potential for public good across Europe. The debate, entitled “Single Market for Philanthropy ‒ Helping...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 06 June 2019

Press release: EFC and Vladimir Potanin Foundation launch Philanthropic Leadership Platform: Russia-Europe

Brussels, 6 June 2019 – The EFC is launching a new philanthropy leadership exchange programme in partnership with the Vladimir Potanin Foundation. The first edition of the exchange will take place from 5-8 November 2019 in Brussels and will focus...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 06 June 2019

Press release: Körber-Stiftung to gift its share of Philanthropy House to the EFC

Brussels, 6 June 2019 – Körber-Stiftung has announced that it will gift its share of Philanthropy House to the EFC, as part of the commemorations of the EFC’s 30th anniversary. The historic gift supports the EFC’s role, both in the...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 22 May 2019

Joint press release: DAFNE and EFC welcome EESC call for an enabling environment for philanthropy

Brussels, 22 May 2019 - Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) and the European Foundation Centre (EFC) welcome the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adoption on 15 May of an Opinion on the European philanthropy sector. The Opinion...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

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