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News - 4 October 2018

The third edition of the EFC Philanthropic Leadership Platform – China-Europe highlights the cross-cultural commonalities in philanthropy

Philanthropic organisations across the globe are grappling with the same fundamental questions around impact, effecting change, and understanding their role in taking on societal challenges. Built on the EFC’s firm…
News - 26 September 2018

EFC presents a report on the legal parameters of foundation operating environments to Zurich seminar on foundation supervision principles and practices

EFC’s Enabling Environment Manager, Hanna Surmatz, has delivered a presentation on the key trends of foundation supervision from a comparative perspective to 130 participants at the Zurich seminar on ”What type of…
News - 26 September 2018

EFC Policy and Programmes Director Maria Orejas appointed to European Commission Expert Group on Social Economy and Social Enterprises

In her capacity as EFC Policy and Programmes Director, Maria Orejas has been appointed to the European Commission Expert Group on Social Economy and Social Enterprises. The group is a…
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…
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