About the Annual Conference

The annual conference gives members the chance to meet with over 650 professionals and representatives from philanthropy, corporates, (I)NGOs, EU and multilateral institutions, think tanks and the media.

Participants share, learn and explore together new ideas and approaches to tackling the urgent challenges of our times, forging connections that last well beyond the conference.

The event is held in a different European city each year, rotating back to Brussels regularly to give delegates a chance to engage in Philea’s ongoing advocacy work with the EU institutions and policymakers.

If the Philea Annual Conference is about one thing, it’s about connection. At the event European philanthropy professionals and leaders can meet face-to-face with their peers in the sector, as well as with academics, policymakers and other representatives of civil society. Participants exchange and brainstorm during 3 days of conference sessions, workshops, plenaries, networking breaks, social events and site visits. Bonds formed among delegates last well beyond the conference. Philea staff help facilitate these connections – before, during and after the event.

Please click below to find out more about the upcoming annual conference.


Valerie Bernauer
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