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Georgia Field
Opinions - 4 November 2021

Unseen People, Invisible Viruses and Blind States: Protecting Stateless Peoples as we Learn to Live with COVID-19

Cast your mind back to December 2019, before you had to queue for shops; before leaving your house to visit family and friends became illegal; and before words like lockdown,…
Barry Knight
Opinions - 9 September 2021

Future of the Grantmakers East Forum

If you were to evaluate the success of initiatives to support philanthropy, the Grantmakers East Forum (GEF) would score very highly.  Results of a review being undertaken by the Steering…
Massimo Salvadori
Opinions - 2 September 2021


In July 2021 the Chiesi Foundation funded and supported, IMPULSE – Improving Quality and Use of Newborn Indicators. IMPULSE is a two-phase research project led by the consortium of Burlo…
Opinions - 24 June 2021

Appetite to further analyse the rationale and efficiency of tax incentives for philanthropy

This blog was first posted on Alliance on 19 June When commenting on the ERNOP Science and Society Seminar presentation of Giedre…
Lourdes Marquez
Opinions - 17 May 2021

A new opportunity to mainstream disability in the foundation sector

At the beginning of March, the European Commission (EC) adopted the new Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030[1], which provides the roadmap for both the…
Opinions - 26 April 2021

You can’t play a symphony alone, it takes an orchestra

Preparing for the launch of the latest edition of our Environmental Funding by European Foundations publication, I mentioned the topic to my eldest son who said that this was…
Rien van Gendt
Opinions - 22 April 2021

Donations, investments, and the uncharted territory in between

This blog was first published on the website of the European Cultural Foundation Donations are widely regarded as the core product of charitable foundations.
Valeria Valotto
Opinions - 7 April 2021

Quid – The female-led social enterprise redesigning the Made in Italy label for public good

What is Quid? Quid is an award-winning Italian not-for-profit social enterprise committed to redesigning the Made in Italy fashion value chain for good: tackling at once,…
Opinions - 25 March 2021

Forty years recognising excellence

Forty years have passed since the signing of the founding charter of the Princess of Asturias Foundation in Oviedo, a small, ancient city in northern Spain. In the present times…
Delphine Moralis
Opinions - 25 March 2021

Mainstreaming children’s rights: an investment for a better tomorrow

This piece was originally published on Alliance Magazine on 24 March Thirty-one years after the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the…
Leslie Johnston
Opinions - 2 March 2021

Addressing the dual crises of climate breakdown and deepening inequality

The dual crises of inequality and climate change call for urgent, bold action. These crises represent the visible manifestation of a broken economic system – one that no longer protects…
Joy Morozov
Opinions - 24 February 2021

The importance of networks for positive change

“Liberté, égalité, fraternité!” is a slogan that resonates as strongly today as it did back in 1789 when it was first uttered in revolutionary France.  It certainly resonated with me…
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