News - 19 July 2024

Ursula von der Leyen and Roberta Metsola re-elected as Presidents of European Commission and European Parliament respectively

Ursula von der Leyen and Roberta Metsola have been re-elected as the President of the European Commission and President of the European Parliament respectively during the inaugural plenary session of…
News - 9 July 2024

Philea Forum 2025

The Philea Forum 2025 will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on 3-6 June, hosted by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. More details will follow soon. Contact Marta…
News - 19 June 2024

Reflecting on the EU Election Results: Philanthropy’s Perspective

Register View the programme Philea will host “Reflecting on the…
News - 18 June 2024

On the need for strong civil society

More than 40% of the population around the world are eligible to vote this year, but representative democracy, while essential, is not sufficient for lively democracies.
News - 18 June 2024

The EU election results confirm the need to stand up for democracy, rule of law, fundamental rights and civil society space

The EU elections showed that with a large number of Eurosceptic and far-right MEPs entering the European Parliament, there is an urgent need to stand up for the EU, democracy,…
News - 17 June 2024

Philea issues statement of concern about “foreign agent type of law” in Slovakia

Philea is concerned about Slovakia’s attempts to introduce a “foreign agent type of law” that would label civil society organisations in receipt of more than €5,000 per year in foreign funding as an “organisation with foreign support”. The Slovak Parliament already approved the bill at the first reading in April and it is now in its second reading in Bratislava.
News - 3 June 2024

What if every young person in Europe votes?

More than 41 million young Europeans will be allowed to vote for the first time in the upcoming European Elections between 6-9 June, with two million under-18 year olds in Germany alone. While we all wonder what they will vote for, it is equally important to ask: will they vote at all?
News - 24 May 2024

How to make a philanthropic effort proportionate to the challenges of our time

On 9 May 1950, Robert Schuman published the Schuman Declaration, which was to change Europe’s destiny. It stated that “World peace cannot be safeguarded without the making of creative efforts…
News - 20 May 2024

European Philanthropy Manifesto presented at Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen annual conference

Philea, VolkswagenStiftung and Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen called for a better European framework for foundations and wider civil society at the annual…
News - 20 May 2024

Democracy Network – Democracy Lunch & Learn: National Democracy Funds

The Democracy Network will host the next Democracy Lunch & Learn on “National Democracy Funds” online on 26 June. The event will feature a conversation with the people behind…