Covid-19 Revival

The Coronavirus pandemic has created a crisis that is bringing the whole world to a halt, with unprecedented and immeasurable implications for our societies. Philanthropy has a crucial role to play in responding to this crisis, both in providing immediate relief and in creating long-term solutions.

Philea seeks to support its members as well as the wider community of European philanthropy networks (PEXcommunity) by collating information and resources related to COVID-19 and philanthropy in Europe. This webpage will be updated regularly with new initiatives at the European level, as the situation evolves.

COVID-19 Revival & Philanthropy European Knowledge Hub

Philea has organised an opportunity for peer exchange on developments relating to philanthropy and COVID-19 in the form of weekly calls between Philea members and the wider PEXcommunity. In the same spirit of collaboration, Philea is curating the COVID-19 Revival & Philanthropy European Knowledge Hub where relevant resources concerning the resilience building phase are continuously collected and made available. This follows the initial open source European Resource Hub “COVID-19 & Philanthropy” (now archived) which collected the emergency responses by philanthropic organisations across Europe from March to June 2020.

Philea also jointly facilitated an exploration of the role of philanthropy in the resilience building phase, built around scenario thinking methodology. You can view a story book summary of the sessions by clicking on the image below:

Plenty of foundations are taking the lead in showing support for their beneficiaries, hence Philea have issued a European Philanthropy Statement on COVID-19 for foundations to showcase this solidarity at the European level. You can sign the statement here. Coming together with European philanthropy and social investment networks (EVPAGSG and NEF), Dafne has co-created the Unitus Europe hub to ensure that responses to the outbreak of the pandemic are cohesive, collaborative, efficient and achieve the best possible impact for all their beneficiaries.

#PhilanthropyDoesNotStop and while these response initiatives are significant, the COVID-19 crisis is not over yet and recovery will require even more collaborative efforts showcasing solidarity. We invite you to use the hashtag #PhilanthropyDoesNotStop to share ideas and best practices how foundations and philanthropic organisations across Europe and the world show solidarity and provide support to those in need.

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