1 February 2021

ERNOP launches Science and Society Seminar Series 2021

The global pandemic, climate change, migration, polarisation and the rise of artificial intelligence requires every societal actor, including philanthropy, to do better, more, or different.

An important source for innovation and growth comes from research and development. Members of ERNOP produce the best of research on philanthropy within the continent, but only limited output makes it to the board rooms, decision tables and policies of philanthropic organisations. The gap between production and usage of academic knowledge is a waste of valuable resources. With the ERNOP Science and Society Seminars, ERNOP is taking the initiative to start building a bridge.

The ERNOP Science and Society Seminars are a monthly series of online seminars in which researchers from ERNOP philanthropy research centres and academic chairs present their state of the art work through online presentations. Research centres are invited to share their work, keeping in mind the practical relevance and application of their research output. To make most of the seminars, ERNOP has invited representatives from Dafne, EFA, EFC, and CEV to participate in the initiative and discuss implications for practice. Session participants are also invited to pose their questions and comments to make science to better address the challenges philanthropy is facing.

The seminars will cover a broad range of topics. The seminars will take one hour and consist out of a presentation, moderated discussion by a discussant and space for questions by the session participants. The seminars will be accessible for all interested and free to join. Let’s together make philanthropy better able to address the challenges of today and tomorrow!

The full programme of events is available here and the EFC events calendar.