• The Philanthropy Environment in Europe: December 2022

    Together with the Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy we have released a briefing on the philanthropy environment in Europe
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  • Philea Forum 2023

    We have launched the call for session proposals for the Philea Forum 2023
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  • For a Climate of Change

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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

Climate

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.

Democracy

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.

Equality

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
Press release6 December 2022

Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Philanthropy Europe Association’s new release sheds light on the philanthropy landscape in Europe

This joint Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Philea briefing provides information on the philanthropic landscape in Europe, putting the findings of the 2022 Global Philanthropy Environment Index (published in March 2022 by IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy) in context with Philea’s 2022 publication, “Comparative Highlights of Foundation Laws”.
Josiane Smith
Key Programmes Lead – Philanthropy, Social Innovation Exchange
Opinions6 December 2022

Reclaiming resilience: Building in redundancy, complexity and diversity for systems change

Reframing resilience in the context of harmful systems What if we conceived resilience in terms of thriving, rather than merely surviving? Philanthropy is well-placed to help lift the ambitions of…
News2 December 2022

Two new studies signal increased collaboration between philanthropy and the EU institutions

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Commission Advisory Hub have recently published two key studies supporting a more enabling environment for our sector.
Meera Selva
Chief Executive, Internews Europe
Opinions30 November 2022

In times of climate crisis, we need to support local media

If a journalist’s job is to look out of the window and tell readers what is happening, disaster reporting should be easy. However, effective crisis journalism is not just about reporting on disasters. It’s also about making sure the people most directly impacted have access to the information they need on how best to find shelter, food, water and medicine. This is not easily done.
Olamide Raheem
Portfolio Manager, Impact on Urban Health, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Foundation
Bayo Adelaja
Founder, Do It Now Now
Opinions30 November 2022

The racial justice perspective will only add to the climate conversation 

Olamide Raheem on the importance of centring voices of those most affected Over the past year, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Foundation has continued to develop its position on the climate…
Roberta Bosurgi
Chief Executive Officer, EVPA
Delphine Moralis
Chief Executive Officer, Philea
Opinions28 November 2022

C Summit of Two – A talk with Roberta Bosurgi & Delphine Moralis

It’s an interesting year to be a CEO – especially if you’re at the helm of an organisation supporting a sector focussed on solving, among others, social and environmental challenges.