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News - 3 May 2023

Philea signs civil society statement on EU foreign interference law

Philea, alongside 230 other civil society organisations, including several members of Philea, has signed a statement addressed to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, urging the European Commission to scrap…
News - 24 April 2023

Philea launches Futures Philanthropy initiative

Philea has launched the Futures Philanthropy initiative, a programme that offers learning and collaboration opportunities and aims to create and share futures literacy in context of philanthropy and civil…
News - 24 April 2023

Philea contributes to Defence of democracy consultation

On 13 April, Philea submitted its comments on the European Commission’s proposal for a Defence of Democracy Package, highlighting how threats to democracy also encompass much…
News - 19 April 2023

Applications open for Philea’s Next Gen programme

Taking place throughout the Philea Forum 2023, the Next Gen programme provides a new generation of professionals in philanthropy the unique chance to interact with leading philanthropy practitioners from Europe…
News - 3 April 2023

Philea submits input into UN Study on Counterterrorism impact on civil society along with key partners

On 28 February 2023, Philea and its global partner WINGs submitted input to the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the…
News - 3 April 2023

Philea calls for enabling environment at the Civil Society Days 2023

What are the most pressing shrinking space issues and barriers for civil society, including philanthropy? What can be done to address the democratic deficit in the EU and reinforce civil…
News - 31 March 2023

FATF February Plenary outcomes: Why philanthropy should care about the FATF Forum in May

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Plenary in Paris at the end of February 2023 under the Presidency of T. Raja Kumar of Singapore brought together delegates from over 200…
News - 30 March 2023

Philea and Compagnia di San Paolo launch survey on data work in philanthropy in Europe

Philea and Compagnia di San Paolo have launched a survey on data management and data science in foundations and philanthropic organisations in Europe, with the aim…
News - 29 March 2023

Considerations on potential EU measures to “prevent covert foreign interference”

Careful assessment is needed when drafting potential measures to “prevent covert foreign interference” in the European Union: This is the core message Philea and other key civil society organisations conveyed…
News - 28 March 2023

Georgia to drop “foreign agents” law following protests and international criticism

On 8 March Georgia’s ruling party stated that it would withdraw a controversial draft “foreign agent” law in the face of protests organised in Tbilisi, and EU and international criticism.
News - 23 March 2023

Philea publishes “How Foundations Listen – A Qualitative Review by Luisa Bonin”

Philea has published “How Foundations Listen – A Qualitative Review by Luisa Bonin“, a review of listening methodologies and frameworks used by 13 European foundations that…
News - 23 March 2023

Diving into the “EU Philanthropic Capital study” with DG ECFIN

Philea and the European Commission Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) together took a closer look at the “Philanthropic Capital Study” which the…
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