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News - 12 April 2022

Philea’s Disability Thematic Network meets with UN Special Rapporteur for Persons with Disabilities

Representatives from Philea’s Disability Thematic Network met Special Representative Gerard Quinn on 25 March to discuss EU legislation that protects the rights of persons with…
News - 8 April 2022

Stand up for Ukraine: Global fundraising campaign on Saturday 9 April

On 25 March 2022, the European Commission and the Government of Canada announced the launch of a global campaign to raise funding in support of people fleeing the invasion of Ukraine, in partnership with international advocacy organisation Global Citizen.
News - 7 April 2022

500 foundations around the world commit to climate action

500 foundations worldwide have committed to taking meaningful climate action by signing the #PhilanthropyForClimate commitments. Although these foundations differ in terms of their missions, geographic locations, size and scope, they have pledged to take action by integrating climate across their work.
News - 6 April 2022

The Journalism Funders Forum calls for “public-benefit journalism” to be recognised as a public-benefit purpose in tax law

President von der Leyen announced in her 2021 State of the Union address that the European Commission would safeguard the pluralism and independence of the media in…
News - 30 March 2022

Shifting funding practices: Questions and outcomes shared at the 3rd edition of the “What if? Reimagining philanthropy” event series  

Prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Center for Effective Philanthropy examined the state of practice in philanthropy regarding multiyear general operating support. They…
Press Release - 16 March 2022

Press Release: Key partners from the European philanthropy sector launch ‘Philanthropy for Ukraine’ & ‘NGOs for Ukraine’ online portals 

15 March 2022 – Key partners from across the philanthropy sector have today launched the integrated online portals and The…
News - 16 March 2022

Are you part of the Next Generation in philanthropy? Apply for Philea’s Next Gen programme!

Taking place throughout the Philea Forum 2022, the Next Gen programme gives a new generation of professionals in philanthropy a unique chance to interact with leading philanthropy practitioners from Europe…
News - 14 March 2022

Grantmakers East Forum stands in solidarity with Ukraine

The Russian Federation’s military invasion of Ukraine is an unprecedented act of aggression. Philea’s Grantmakers East Forum stands in firm solidarity with the civil society and all the people…
News - 10 March 2022

Philea submits comments to UN special rapporteur consultation

In advance of the 50th Human Rights Council, Philea submitted comments to the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. We joined partners, including…
News - 10 March 2022

European Parliament calls for EU rules and strategy to counter shrinking space for civil society in Europe

The European Parliament voted on 8 March in favour of proposals to counter the crackdown on civil society in Europe. The vote came after MEPs, in a plenary session, took…
News - 10 March 2022

InvestEU: The European Commission and the EIB Group reached their Guarantee Agreement

On Monday 7 March, the European Commission, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF)…
News - 9 March 2022

“Towards a Council recommendation on Social Economy” – Philea speaks at Social Economy Intergroup public hearing

On Friday 4 March 2022, the European Parliament’s Social Economy Intergroup (SEIG) held its online public hearing Towards a Council Recommendation on Social Economy: boosting the convergence…
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