• Launch of Philea

    Two major European philanthropy associations to converge into one united voice for the sector
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  • Comparative Highlights of Foundation Laws

    The 2021 “Comparative Highlights of Foundation Laws” provides a broad, comparative overview of the diverse legal and fiscal environments of foundations – across 40 countries – as well as identifies relevant trends and developments.
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Philea nurtures a diverse and inclusive ecosystem of foundations, philanthropic organisations and networks working for the common good. We help our members to get inspired, act together and achieve greater impact by sharing data and knowledge, exchanging best practices, connecting around common themes, engaging in policy work, and more.

Cross-cutting Themes


We are now well into the 10-year countdown to slow the warming of our planet. In this decisive decade, actions taken by markets, governments and citizens will determine liveability on our planet for the next century.


Democracies across the world have faced unprecedented challenges in recent years ‒ from narrowing civic space, to curtailment of freedom and equality, to the spread of misinformation.


Philea members have pointed to striving for equality as an urgent issue that must be addressed by philanthropy now and in the coming years. Rising economic inequality has exacerbated virtually all of the problems philanthropy works on.
Latest News & Opinions
News6 January 2022

Gerry Salole appointed as Chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Cultural Foundation

Gerry Salole, former Chief Executive of the EFC, has been appointed as Chair of the Supervisory Board of the European Cultural Foundation.
News17 December 2021

The enabling environment for philanthropy at ERNOP Conference 2021

Under the title “Barriers to cross-border philanthropy and how to overcome them”, the academic community researching philanthropy discussed the enabling environment for philanthropy on 3 December 2021. The annual ERNOP Conference was planned to take place in Dublin from 2 to 3 December 2021 but had to move to a virtual format. This was a great opportunity for academic researchers to connect and discuss with practitioners the EU policy agenda for the public good.
News16 December 2021

Mozaik Foundation to speak at EC Social Economy launch event

To mark the launch of the Social Economy Action Plan earlier this month, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit is organising a hybrid gathering on 16 December…
News15 December 2021

European Commission and the foundation sector explore new entry points for collaboration

Report of online workshop held 26 October 2021 Rationale for exploring collaborative efforts We are collectively facing multiple and multidimensional crises. If one thing became clear in the…
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Opinions15 December 2021

Reflections of 2021 and Hopes for 2022

2021 was quite an unusual year. The remarkable speed of COVID-19 vaccine development was not followed by the same speed of healing. In fact, more people died from the coronavirus…
News14 December 2021

Imagining the Future of Europe Together – EuroPhilantopics 2021

On 8 December, one day after the launch of Philea, the new European platform for philanthropy which brings together Dafne and EFC, we hosted the 2021 EuroPhilantopics conference. This year’s…