PEX is where the European philanthropy infrastructure meets. PEXcommunity was jointly co-created at the PEXforum 2020 in Madrid, the first Europe-wide event bringing together leaders and experts from national, regional and European philanthropy support organisations.


PEX is a community of people working in the European philanthropy ecosystem. PEX provides a unique space to create a European philanthropy identity as common ground to jointly advance the philanthropy ecosystem in a changing world. And, PEX is co-created by this group of brilliant, inspiring and dedicated group of people, the PEXcommunity who wish to be a part of shaping this long-term and rewarding journey to drive collective learning, collective imagining and collective acting.


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PEXcommunity, jointly co-created at the PEXforum 2020 in Madrid, stands for collaboration, diversity, creativity and exchange in the European philanthropic sector. It unites more than 60 philanthropy networks, among them national, regional and thematic, organisations.

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What & why?

To break the silos, to make sure that our efforts complement each other rather than compete with each other, to realize goals and ambitions, to create a common European philanthropy identity, we gather representatives of philanthropy infrastructure organisations in Europe, under the PEXcommunity in different formats and set-ups.

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PEX Co-creation Council

The PEX Co-Creation Council represents the diversity and expertise of the PEXcommunity to jointly develop PEX in the future. The purpose of the Council is to facilitate collective vision and action, and challenge, support and enable PEX. The members of the Council commit their time, knowledge, experience and networks to continue building PEX as a space for collective learning, imagination and action for Europe’s philanthropy infrastructure. To achieve this purpose, Council has quarterly meetings throughout the year, and preparation meetings for the annual PEXforum.

The first PEX Co-creation Council was set up in 2020 to design the PEXforum 2021. In June 2021, as a result of the participatory process, PEXommunity elected the new members of the PEX Co-creation Council who represent philanthropy support organisations and PEX partners.

PEX organisations

  • Annie Hillar, PAWHR
  • Debora Guidetti, Ariadne
  • Florence Miller, Environmental Funders Network
  • Justyna Duriasz-Bułhak, Polish Donors Forum
  • Rana Kotan, TUSEV
  • Rosa Gallego, Spanish Associations of Foundations
  • Suzana Djordjevic, Serbian Philanthropy Forum

PEX partners

  • Omri Preiss, Alliance4Europe
  • Zibran Choudhury, Alliance Magazine

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Hanna Stähle
Head of Foresight and Innovation
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