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André Wilkens
Director, European Cultural Foundation
Isabelle Schwarz
Head of Public Policy, European Cultural Foundation
Opinions - 12 September 2023

Russia’s war in Ukraine is testing the European sentiment. So far, it holds!

On 9 May, Europe Day, the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) launched the second edition of the European Sentiment Compass. The survey, which annually…
Ruth Williams
Secretary General, Verband für gemeinnütziges Stiften
Opinions - 11 September 2023

Finally! The Austrian charitable sector reaches a milestone in its development!

The Austrian Foundation Association welcomes the federal government’s new non-profit and donation package. It is the most significant reform for the third sector in recent decades and has the potential…
Atje Drexler
Senior Vice President Global Issues, Robert Bosch Stiftung
Opinions - 7 September 2023

Intersectionality beyond the buzz

In the area of inequality, intersectionality has become a well-established framework used to analyse and work on the multidimensional nature of inequalities. The term was first coined by Black feminist…
Riccardo Rossella
CS4EU Campaign Coordinator, Social Platform and Civil Society Europe
Opinions - 25 August 2023

Stronger civil society, stronger democracy: The Civil Society for EU campaign

Civil society actors from all over Europe are calling for better space for civil society and civil dialogue ahead of next year’s European elections. They are making two key requests:…
Carole Frampton-de Tscharner
Organisational Development Lead, PeaceNexus Foundation
Daniel Spiers
Programme Officer – Peer-Exchanges & Knowledge, Philea
Opinions - 11 August 2023

Recognising organisational development (OD) support as a tool for transformation

A growing number of philanthropic actors agree on the transformational potential of philanthropy in society. Yet many feel a significant piece of the puzzle is still missing - the "how."
Mirenda Meghelli
Director of Policy and Programs, Women’s Funding Network
Opinions - 11 August 2023

How to incorporate a gender lens for smarter funding

In order to build bridges across funding sectors and strengthen philanthropic efforts, we need to put the needs of women, girls, and people who are gender expansive at the forefront of our work.
Hanna Stähle
Head of Foresight and Innovation, Philea
Opinions - 24 July 2023

On ecosystem, shared values and the long view: How a foundation in Spain creates a blueprint for the future of philanthropy

Philea and BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt convened Futures Philanthropy in June to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing philanthropy, and the need to embrace the long view for the benefit of today’s and future generations.
Joe Elborn
Executive Director, Evens Foundation
Opinions - 18 July 2023

Mental health: A comprehensive ‘comprehensive approach’ this time?

Mental health is emerging as one of the biggest challenges facing the next generation of Europeans. Can we act before this escalating issue forces massive social change beyond our control? Maybe, but the EU has missed an opportunity to lead the way
Carola Carazzone
Secretary General of Assifero & Vice President of Philea
Opinions - 3 July 2023

Future Chair – tomorrow starts today

There comes a time when individuals and organisations come to realise that they have to change themselves if they want to change the world. Inner transformation can be hard, uncomfortable work but also fulfilling and rewarding. It is not only the "what" that matters here, but the "how" and "why".
Richard Dzikunu
Action Learning Group Lead, YIELD Hub
Opinions - 3 July 2023

Making Youth Engagement Practical

The power of youth engagement cannot be underestimated. At the Philea Forum 2023, young people from Kenya, Croatia, Turkey, and Ukraine captivated the audience with their compelling statements on…
Delphine Moralis
Chief Executive Officer, Philea
Sevda Kilicalp
Head of Research and Knowledge Development, Philea
Opinions - 29 June 2023

Building a better Europe: Insights and reflections from the Philea Forum 2023 Opening Plenary

Which values, principles and ideals will philanthropy require when it comes to helping shape a better, brighter and more sustainable Europe? Against the backdrop of an increasingly complex and crisis-ridden…
Max von Abendroth
Lead Public-Private-Philanthropy Collaboration, TPI & Chair, Philanthropy in PPPs Forum at WAPPP
Opinions - 29 June 2023

Philanthropy is getting ready for “radical collaboration” – for people & planet

Public-private-philanthropy partnerships can have a huge role in reimagining the system, reducing barriers for collaboration and advocating for change. Such PPPPs will require pathways to action for philanthropy: Foundations will need to have confidence around partnering up with the public and private sectors. If we are to benefit from such pathways to action, then development of individual mindsets and skillsets as well as organisational cultures and practices will also be needed in support of PPPPs.
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