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News - 14 December 2021

Imagining the Future of Europe Together – EuroPhilantopics 2021

On 8 December, one day after the launch of Philea, the new European platform for philanthropy which brings together Dafne and EFC, we hosted the 2021 EuroPhilantopics conference. This year’s…
News - 13 December 2021

Connection, interaction, and engagement with the Family Foundations Roundtable

The first Family Foundations Roundtable centred on the themes of connection, interaction, and engagement. This session was co-hosted by the EFC and MAVA Foundation and saw Delphine Moralis, Chief Executive…
News - 13 December 2021

New impact investment vehicle for independent media, Pluralis B.V. launched

Pluralis B.V., an impact investment vehicle for media companies that provide independent, quality reporting in countries in Europe where a plural media is at risk, was launched on 29 November.
Press Release - 10 December 2021

EU Social Economy Action Plan opens a new chapter for philanthropy

View as PDF Brussels, 10 December – The European Commission released its Social Economy Action Plan on 9 December, which recognises the important role of…
Press Release - 7 December 2021

Two major European philanthropy associations to converge into one united voice for the sector – Philea, Philanthropy Europe Association

Brussels, 7 December, 2021 – Today, Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (Dafne) and the European Foundation Centre (EFC) announced their convergence into a stronger, unified platform: Philea – Philanthropy…
News - 7 December 2021

New children’s participation in philanthropy infographic published

A new infographic, first published during the Children and Youth Thematic Network webinar on 25 November, gives a first taste of the picture that is emerging from the data…
News - 6 December 2021

The Organisational Development Community of Practice explores OD strategy and needs assessments

The third session of the Organisational Development (OD) Community of Practice took place on 30 November with a focus on needs assessments. The recently launched Organisational Development Community of Practice…
News - 2 December 2021

Understanding inclusiveness, the impact dilemma, and the research agenda

The second philanthropy research webinar entitled “Aspects of philanthropy ‒ Inclusiveness, the impact dilemma, and the research agenda” took place online on the 10 November 2021. It was co-organised by…
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.
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