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News - 11 September 2018

Philanthropy recognised as key partner in event on “co-creating a single market for philanthropy” – conference report” now available

Philanthropy recognised as key partner in event on “Co-creating a Single Market for Philanthropy” – Conference report now available Seeking to make the case for a Single Market for Philanthropy and…
News - 23 August 2018

New European Commission report on “foundations, venture philanthropy and social investments

The Expert Group report on “Foundations, Venture Philanthropy and Social Investments”is focusing on how to better enable philanthropic foundations and philanthropists to take part in promoting research and innovation in the…
News - 20 July 2018

EFC and DAFNE continue to engage with European Commission on European Values instrument

The EFC and DAFNE continue to engage jointly with the European Commission about the European Values Instrument, which is considered an important…
News - 11 July 2018

20 participants from China and Europe selected to take part in the Philanthropic Leadership Platform – China Europe 2018

20 participants from China and Europe have been selected to take part in the Philanthropic Leadership Platform – China Europe 2018, a unique initiative that aims to improve the leadership capability…
News - 5 July 2018

EU action to defend the rule of law in Poland welcomed by european philanthropy

The recent launch of the European Commission’s infringement procedure against Poland regarding the Polish law on the Supreme Court is strongly supported by the EFC and…
News - 31 May 2018

Closing Plenary 2018 – Culturally diverse and politically ‘one’

The last plenary session of the conference got off to a comical start with Geoff Meade, a journalist with over 35 years’ experience of covering EU affairs, a speaker and…
News - 31 May 2018

Special Plenary 2018 – Lessons for philanthropy from key cultural actors

Katherine Watson, Director of the European Cultural Foundation, moderated this inspiring plenary, which focused on how individual players in the cultural sector play a role in galvanising a deeper, stronger…
News - 31 May 2018

Opening plenary 2018 – The intersection of policy and culture

Against the backdrop of the European Year of Culture, Jacki Davis, journalist and public speaker, kicked off the Conference as moderator of the Opening Plenary, which featured inspiring leaders that…
News - 28 May 2018

A single voice for a single market for philanthropy in Europe

A single voice for a single market for philanthropy On Monday, 28 May over 150 key representatives from politics, philanthropy and civil society came together in Brussels to discuss ways to increase…
News - 30 April 2018

European Edition of the Global Philanthropy Environment Index

DAFNE has partnered with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University to prepare and distribute a European special edition of the 2018 Global Philanthropy Environment Index.   The…
News - 12 April 2018

Third Joint Conference of the EFC European Foundation Financial Investment Officers Group (EFFIO) & US Foundation Financial Officers Group (FFOG)

The third joint conference of the EFC European Foundation Financial Investment Officers Group (EFFIO) & US Foundation Financial Officers Group (FFOG) took place from 4-6 April 2018 at the …
News - 15 February 2018

How do the proposed VAT reforms impact on institutional philanthropy?

At the beginning of the year, the European Commission developed a proposal to reform the VAT system by introducing more flexibility for Member States to change the VAT rates. It…
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