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News - 1 December 2021

Will EU actions deliver for cross-border philanthropy?

It seems that policy makers are hearing our sector’s concerns about the need to overcome barriers to cross-border philanthropy, both at the level of the European Commission and at the level of the European Parliament. There is an increasing acknowledgement of philanthropy and philanthropic organisations as key actors in moving several EU policy agendas forward for the public good and a willingness to reduce existing barriers. Philanthropy Advocacy is analysing ways forward – we will only know in a couple of weeks’ time if the new EU action will deliver for philanthropy – stay tuned!
News - 30 November 2021

Civil society perspectives on the European Rule of Law Mechanism

The European Economic and Social Committee organised on Thursday, 4 November a conference on the developments in the EU in the area of fundamental rights and the rule of law…
News - 30 November 2021

Civil Society Organisations including philanthropy call for an EU Civil Society Strategy

At a conference, organised by the Diversity Europe Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in partnership with Civil Society Europe and with the support of the EESC’s Liaison Group…
News - 26 November 2021

COP26: insights from Glasgow

Eva Rehse, Florence Miller, and Elika Roohi share their personal experiences of COP26 in Glasgow, highlight its relevance for the PEXcommunity and what they think philanthropy should prioritise ahead of COP27.
News - 25 November 2021

Ending violence against women is none of your business? Think again.

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Karin Heisecke (Director of MaLisa Foundation) identifies the current challenges to effectively tackle gender-based violence in Europe and calls European philanthropy to play a key leveraging role to fill the existing gaps.
News - 24 November 2021

Philanthropy and civil society input into the Conference on the Future of Europe

We are as Philanthropy advocacy engaging with the Conference on the Future of Europe by contributing our Manifesto asks and ideas coming from our membership into different channels, also using our seat in the Economic and Social Committee Liaison Group (EESC LG). We have also encouraged our members to follow and link up to the conference themselves. Everyone is invited to provide input to the CofoE via this website. We are also part of the Civil Society Convention on the conference on the Future of Europe.
News - 24 November 2021

Philanthropy Advocacy together with NPO partners on a quest to improve current EU AML/CFT policies

Philanthropy Advocacy submitted a contribution to the European Commission ́s consultations on the newpackage of legislative proposals to strengthen the EU’s anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) rules together with the partners from ECNL, Human Security Collective, CSE and EFA.
News - 23 November 2021

Collaborative and cross-sectoral approaches to systemic and sustainable change with the Philanthropic Leadership Platform: India-Europe

The fourth session of the first edition of the Philanthropic Leadership Platform: India-Europe took place via Zoom on the 16 November. Conducted in partnership with the…
News - 19 November 2021

European Parliament addresses abusive lawsuits against critical voices

On 10 November 2021, the European Parliament plenary adopted the joint JURI and LIBE Committee own initiative report on “Strengthening democracy, media freedom and pluralism in the EU”. Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) consist in abusive litigation characterized by a disparity of power and resources between the plaintiff and the defendant with the aim to shut down critical speech by intimidating critics and draining their resources.
News - 18 November 2021

Debate: “A Single market for Philanthropy” to unlock the potential of philanthropy ‒ private resources for public good ‒ across the EU

“Philanthropy can help us catalyse a more holistic response to the vast challenges that lie ahead, from climate change to vaccination and social innovation.” Those were the words of Mairead McGuinness, the European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union, at the European Parliament plenary session of 21 October 2021. The plenary welcomed Commissioner McGuinness on behalf of Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel to start a debate on the proposal to build a “single market for philanthropy”.
News - 18 November 2021

Launch of the European Pavilion: A Space to Imagine the Europe of Tomorrow

Carola Carazzone, Secretary General of Assifero and Chair of Dafne, introduces a panel discussion at the launch of the European Pavilion, a cultural project aiming at the development of new perspectives on the European future through critical thinking and artistic research.
News - 18 November 2021

Now that we know what you need, here is what the Racial Equity Working Group could do!

Debora Guidetti shares the outcomes of the PEX Racial Equity Working Group Survey on the needs of the PEXcommunity and how the Working Group can sustain its capacity and orient its work to advance racial equity in Europe.
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