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News - 15 September 2023

Philea expresses solidarity with the victims of the recent earthquake in Morocco

We, like countless others across the globe, were deeply saddened by the earthquake that recently struck Morocco, resulting in profound loss of life and widespread destruction. In the wake of…
News - 14 September 2023

State of the Union – Democracy and Rule of Law high on the agenda but where is our contribution to this?

The third and last State of the Union (SOTEU) address by President Ursula von der Leyen of this legislative term, took place on 13 September under…
News - 6 September 2023

Civil society organisations now have their place in the single market

We welcome the European Commission proposal to facilitate cross-border activities of non-profit associations in the EU through the creation of a new legal form of a…
News - 30 August 2023

The new Spanish presidency from the perspective of philanthropy

At the beginning of the year, we focused on the priorities of the Swedish presidency. Highlights from the period of the Swedish Presidency, from the perspective of the philanthropic…
News - 29 August 2023

Philanthropy sector welcomes envisaged FATF revision of NPO policy

In a consultation contribution over the summer, Philea and WINGS have welcomed proposed revisions to FATF global counter-financing of terrorism policy on non-profit organisations (NPOs).
News - 25 August 2023

Philea urges exclusion of public-benefit crowdfunding platforms & service providers as obliged entities under upcoming AML/CFT legislation

Philea joins a coalition of organisations in support of the exclusion of public-benefit crowdfunding platforms and service providers from the category of obliged entities under the…
News - 16 August 2023

Philea opens consultation on European Philanthropy Manifesto update

Four years after the introduction of our recommendations to policymakers in the European Philanthropy Manifesto, Philea is updating the manifesto to reflect new contexts and is consulting with members…
News - 7 August 2023

European Network of Enterprise Foundations to be hosted by Philea

From this autumn, ENEF - the European Network of Enterprise Foundations - will be hosted by Philea. Current ENEF members are Carlsbergfondet, Fondation Pierre Fabre, Interogo Foundation, ‘la Caixa’ Foundation, Lloyd’s Register Foundation, Lundbeckfonden, Novo Nordisk Fonden, Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH and Villum Fonden.
News - 24 July 2023

European Economic and Social Committee launches 14th edition of EESC Civil Society Prize

The European Economic and Social Committee has launched the 14th edition of its EESC Civil Society Prize, to reward initiatives that support…
News - 18 July 2023

The Freedom Fund launches Funding Frontline Impact resource for funding frontline organisations

The Freedom Fund has launched Funding Frontline Impact, a new resource for funding frontline organisations featuring a set of principles for frontline…
News - 14 July 2023

European Cultural Foundation launches “Display Europe – Democracy runs on Screens” call for proposals

On 6 July the European Cultural Foundation launched a call for proposals for “Display Europe – Democracy runs on Screens”, a cross-continent…
News - 6 July 2023

Common language, common challenges – German-speaking associations of foundations meet in Liechtenstein

What connects philanthropy in German-speaking countries and which challenges can be tackled together? These questions were discussed during the first meeting of the German-speaking associations of foundations, where the Liechtenstein Association of Charitable Foundations and Trusts (VLGST) invited presidents and leaders of philanthropic infrastructure organsations from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland for an exchange on current topics and challenges.
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