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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
News5 October 2022

2022 speech on the State of the Union: What’s the role of philanthropy for a new Europe?

During her third State of the Union address, President of the European Commission Ursula Von Der Leyen delivered to the European Parliament…
News4 October 2022

European Forum Alpbach discusses the Future of Europe… and philanthropy is part of it

“Since 1947, Alpbach is not only a conference; it is what you make of it”. From 21 August to 2 September 2022, the Austrian city of Alpbach gathered almost 3,800…
News4 October 2022

Have your say: European Commission consultation on a European Statute for associations and NPOs

In August, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the establishment of a single market for associations, particularly focusing on cross-border operations. As Philea, we…
Luisa Bonin
Guest Researcher, Maecenata Foundation
Opinions29 September 2022

Next Gen at Philea Forum 2022: The view from Brazil

Next Gens are newcomers to the sector – those either at the start of their professional careers or those who are making a career change from other sectors. The 2022 Philea Forum lasted four days, and when it ended, it was just the beginning for me.
News26 September 2022

PEXforum 2022 – The Road to Istanbul

The 2022 PEXforum, co-hosted by Philea and the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TÜSEV), brought together 106 participants representing 69 organisations from 20 countries to jointly…
Ilaria d’Auria
Head of Programmes – Thematic Collaborations, Philea
Opinions22 September 2022

What is the role of philanthropy in a post-Roe world?

With the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, the United States joins only three other countries – El Salvador, Nicaragua and Poland – that have rolled back abortion rights since 1994. In the context of an increasingly underfunded reproductive rights movement in the U.S. and globally, the need to reflect on the role of philanthropy in a post-Roe reality has become even more urgent.