28 September 2020

European Day of Foundations and Donors – Thursday, 1 October 2020 / 16.30 – 18.00h | Philanthropy Debate [online]

Single Market for Public Good – How can we unleash private resources for European solidarity?

Thursday, 1 October 2020 / 16.30 – 18.00h | Philanthropy Debate


Join us on the European Day of Foundations and Donors to reflect on, celebrate and bring forward transnational European solidarity in the year when an unprecedented crisis has highlighted the need for a single market and enhanced collaboration for public good.

On the 1st October, Philanthropy Advocacy, the joint DAFNE and EFC initiative, is staging a debate to explore with key European policymakers as well as representatives from the foundation sector, how the EU Institutions and Member States can unlock the potential of philanthropy to contribute as a partner to a socially, environmentally and economically resilient Europe.  As past, current, and new barriers limit the full potential of private resources for the public good, we will look at new ways to collaborate for stronger and transnational European solidarity.

With the participation of Heba Aly, Director of the New Humanitarian, we will announce the winners of the European photo story contest “Focus: Philanthropy”, and celebrate the human face of philanthropy through unique stories of solidarity connected to key European policy areas such as climate, social Europe, research, and international cooperation.

As the objective of this online debate is to strengthen synergies among public and private actors, we are delighted to announce the participation of high-profile commenters and moderators from both fields, united in their commitment to European public good.

Leaders and experts from the philanthropic sectors, such as Prof. Joachim Rogall  (Robert Bosch Stiftung), Ludwig Forrest (King Baudouin Foundation), Felix Oldenburg (DAFNE Chair) and Angel Font (EFC Chair), together with high-level representatives from the EU institutions Vice-President Nicola Beer (MEP Renew / Germany),  Kerstin Jorna (Director General, European Commission), Paul Nemitz (DG Justice, European Commission) and Georgia Efremova (DG ECFIN, European Commission)  will share their unique perspectives and insights on the single market for the public good.

The event will be moderated by Laurence de Nervaux from Fondation de France.

While last year, we co-hosted a policy event at the European Parliament, this year the policy dialogue will be online due to the COVID-19 situation and we invite you to register here:

Registrations are now closed.

Join us for the first time from all over Europe and beyond and share your thoughts on the debate with the hashtags #EuropeTogether, highlighting cross-border solidarity and inspiring partnerships during the European Day of Foundations and Donors and #philanthropy4good, highlighting stories and comments around the role of philanthropy for a resilient Europe.

For any questions please contact: contact@philanthropyadvocacy.eu