EuroPhilantopics 2020: Challenging times – how can philanthropy stay ahead of the curve?
COVID-19 and Climate – a combination of crises
Two crises, one big headache for philanthropy and European policymakers to grapple with. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of life around the globe, from individual relationships to foundations’ operations to European and international collaboration. As individual countries grapple with various restrictions and initiatives to protect their population’s health, the outbreak also entails serious effects on the economy and the social sector. How is philanthropy responding to the evolving crisis? What unique insight and capabilities can it bring to bear on the problems the world now faces? How are organisations managing these daily challenges to serve their purpose and adapting their operations?
The COVID-19 crisis is less than 12 months old, but the climate crisis has been critical for far, far longer. While we don’t have direct evidence that climate change is influencing the spread of COVID-19, we are very aware that climate change matters to our health and, by extension, our risk of infections. Many of the root causes of climate change also increase the risk and severity of pandemics. The 2020 edition of EuroPhilantopics will bring together European policymakers and philanthropy representatives to discuss the most important question: what can be done about these – and other – crises in future?
Day 1 (14 December 2020, 14:00-17:00 CET)
How are foundations working to address the evolving impacts of COVID-19 in Europe?
Day 2 (15 December 2020, 10:00-13:00 CET)
How can foundations contribute more strategically to the climate agenda?
- Alberto Anfossi, Secretary General, Compagnia di San Paolo
- Angel Font, Chair, EFC
- Carlos Moedas, Trustee, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (TBC)
- Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive, The National Lottery Community Fund
- Felix Oldenburg, Chair, Dafne
- Heather Grabbe, Director, Open Society European Policy Institute
- Jacob Werksman, Principal Adviser, Directorate General for Climate Action, European Commission
- Jon Cracknell, Director, JMG Foundation
- Lars Grotewold, Director Centre for Climate Action, Stiftung Mercator
- Laurence De Nervaux, Responsable de l’Observatoire de la Philanthropie, Fondation de France
- Linda McAvan, Executive Director of European Relations, European Climate Foundation
- Ludwig Forrest, Head of International Philanthropy, King Baudouin Foundation
- Manuela Geleng, Director, DG Employ, European Commission
- Marie-Stéphane Maradeix, Secretary General, Fondation Carasso
- Paul Nemitz, Principle Adviser, DG Justice, European Commission
- Rien van Gendt, Director, Van Gendt Philanthropy Services
- Virginie Samyn, CEO, 4Wings Foundation
This event is exclusively for EFC Members and Affiliated Partners. All staff are invited to register and share with their colleagues.
For more information, please contact Maria Orejas.