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News - 26 October 2021

EFC Annual Conference 2021 Vienna – Opening plenary

Watch the Opening plenary of the EFC Annual Conference 2021 in Vienna. Hosted by ERSTE Stiftung, the Opening plenary took place in the Gartenbaukino on 18 October…
News - 25 October 2021

Philanthropy as a new way to mobilise finance for impact

Philanthropic organisations handle the grant giving and the investment of the endowment often in a very independent and diverse way. For the majority of philanthropic organisations asset administration of their endowment and their grantmaking/operational activities are two separate areas of activity with not much interlinkage. However, more philanthropic organisations have started considering that their asset administration should at least, to some extent, be linked to their mission and/or be supporting start-ups/social enterprises/businesses also in the form of “impact investing” etc.
News - 25 October 2021

Max von Abendroth & Liz McKeon in conversation: climate & philanthropy

Liz McKeon, IKEA Foundation, and Max von Abendroth, Dafne, discuss how philanthropy can tackle the climate crisis at the EFC Annual Conference 2021.
News - 25 October 2021

Press release: Time is running out: Europe’s philanthropy sector needs imagination, boldness and inclusion to unleash its full potential

Vienna, 22 October 2021 – The annual conference of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) came to a successful close this week. For three days, discussions among around 400 representatives of…
News - 25 October 2021

European Parliament discusses need for a Single Market for Philanthropy

The European Parliament launched at its plenary of 21 October 2021 a debate on the need for “A Single Market for Philanthropy”. The debate was initiated by Vice-President Nicola Beer and MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk. The aim of the resolution is to unlock the potential of philanthropy in the recovery and future of Europe, mobilising complementary private resources for the public good and facilitating cross-border giving and philanthropic action.
News - 25 October 2021

Vladimir Potanin Foundation receives approx. €1.2 billion endowment

The founder of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation has announced plans to create an endowment worth 100 billion rubles (approx. €1.2 billion) for the foundation over the next…
News - 24 October 2021

Climate & European philanthropy infrastructure: where do we stand ahead of COP26?

Ahead of the COP26 in Glasgow next month, we are shedding a light on how philanthropy infrastructure organisations are accelerating climate action across the sector.
News - 22 October 2021

Climate Crisis and the G20: Putting words into deeds

Stefan Schurig, Secretary-General of Foundations Platform F20, shares his personal reflection on the F20 Climate Solutions Forum, hosted in Milan (Italy) on 29-30 September 2021.
News - 20 October 2021

Why fund climate justice?

Kristina Johansson, Founder of Solberga Foundation, shares her personal story on becoming a climate activist and establishing a foundation addressing climate crisis. She also reflects on the role philanthropy can play in tackling climate change and the need to trust grassroots movements.
News - 20 October 2021

EFC and Dafne Annual Conference 2022 Barcelona – trailer

Check out the trailer for the EFC and Dafne Annual General Assembly and Conference 2022, in Barcelona, from 30 May to 1 June. For more on the EFC’s AGA and…
News - 19 October 2021

Interview with Rosa Gallego: “We cannot but need to address the climate challenge. Foundations are responsible citizens of this world”

In this interview, Rosa Gallego (Spanish Association of Foundations) discusses the role of philanthropy in tackling climate change, philanthropy ecosystem developments, community philanthropy movement and her personal story.
News - 18 October 2021

An EU Civil Society Strategy: Why Do We Need It?

Last week the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights in Vienna held its annual conference Fundamental Rights Forum (FRF), which after last year's fully online edition, took a format of the hybrid event. FRF is a unique platform for dialogue about the most pressing human rights challenges that Europe faces today and one of the sessions of the conference "An EU civil society strategy: Why do we need it?" was organised by our member, the Hungarian Donors Forum. Veronika Móra, Hungarian Donors Forum, shares her insights in this blog post.
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