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News - 7 February 2019

Social Economy for the Future of Europe

”Social Economy for the Future of Europe” was the final hearing of the Social Economy Intergroup of the European Parliament, held at the EESC on the…
News - 8 December 2018

Fonds 1818 issues first call for applications for projects supporting financial self-reliance

In recent years, Dutch EFC member 1818 Fonds has been exploring what is being done to promote financial self-reliance in the Netherlands. The fund is looking to support new…
News - 23 October 2018

The EFFIO Group autumn meeting advances investment peer-learning and topical exchanges on current issues

The European Foundation Financial and Investment Officer Group (EFFIO) met in Hilversum, the Netherlands, on the 4th-5th of October to delve into a variety of issues and topical debates. Hosted…
News - 30 August 2018

The Development Set and its role in perpetuating poverty

‘Although we move with the better classes, our thoughts are always with the masses.’ (Ross Coggins, 1976) In 1976, an exasperated development worker, Ross Coggins, attending his umpteenth futile meeting to discuss…
News - 16 April 2018

The role of foundations in the implementation of the World Urban Forum’s New Urban Agenda

When it comes to urban development, there is a clear proponent in the ranks: Latin America, which continues to be the most urbanised region in the world. Although this is…
News - 6 February 2018

Inspiring young people and creating hope for the future in Northern Kenya

“If I hadn’t joined a youth group, I myself may have joined al-Shabaab,” explained Noor Dahir, the charismatic Director of a Lamu Island-based youth group Kiunga Youth Bunge Initiative. Lamu Island, known for…
News - 5 February 2018

Cross-sector Partnerships Pursuing Transformative Change in Transatlantic Cities

Since 2008, over half of the global population lives in cities. In Europe and North America this number is closer to 80 percent. If we look at economic activity from…
News - 15 November 2017

When summer did not follow the spring

Over a few months in 2012, a question came up among Christian Aid’s staff in Africa reflecting on the impact of the ‘Arab Springs’: Will a summer or a winter follow…
News - 24 October 2017

Rethinking Poverty: What makes a good society?

This post originally appeared on the Webb Memorial Trust website The title of this book, Rethinking Poverty – What makes a good society?,…
News - 16 October 2017

Wellbeing and social progress: using convening power to catalyse change

Wellbeing is at the heart of what we do at the Carnegie UK Trust.  Our Trust Deed, written by Andrew Carnegie, was far ahead of its time in charging us…