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International Communications Day

Posted on 4 August 2016  
Fundación Barrié is hosting a Communications Day as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations on 24 November in La Coruna.  DAFNE members are contributing to the opening session.  An outline programme is available here in Resources. For further information and registration contact  

The 2016 DAFNE Summer meeting report is now available

Posted on 8 July 2016  
Enjoy the reading of the full report of the 2016 DAFNE Summer meeting held in Amsterdam on 25 May – it is now available here.  

NPOs hail the removal of the long-standing characterisation of non-profits as “particularly vulnerable”

Posted on 4 July 2016  
The new wording of Recommendation 8 clearly acknowledges that not all NPOs are at risk and directs countries to undertake a risk-based approach when considering counter-terrorism financing measures. In addition, revisions to the accompanying Interpretative Note (R8IN), along with the June 2015 Best Practices Paper, will assist countries in taking a more proportional approach towards […]

DAFNE Vision

Posted on 12 June 2016  
DAFNE has published it vision to consolidate the network by creating a ‘dynamic, effective and sustainable mechanism as a connector between national associations and donors forums across Europe’. It aims to ‘hard wire’ the circuit and to energize activity within it. Rosa Gallego, chair of DAFNE said at the recent Summer Meeting in Amsterdam ‘This […]

TechSoup conference 13 June Brussels

Posted on 15 April 2016  
European Conference on ‘Technology for Social Good’ Save the date – 13 June 2016 @ EESC building Brussels, Belgium Contact Karolina Wysocka, the conference coordinator:, 0048 664 458 914

Conference: Philanthropy and Social Investments Fostering Research and Innovation

Posted on 22 February 2016  
21 April – 22 April 2016 The Netherlands EU Presidency 2016 Associated Conference Philanthropy and Social Investments Fostering Research and Innovation New financial instruments and partnerships Venue: Royal Natura Artis Magistra Amsterdam Amsterdam will be the meeting place for foundations, innovative philanthropic and social investors, social entrepreneurs, research institutes, financial intermediaries, corporations, policy makers, and […]

Sharing Our Learning

Posted on 9 February 2016  
A report on the proceedings of the DAFNE plenary meeting which took place in Vaduz, Liechtenstein in January 2016 has been published and is available here.

DAFNE Annual Report 2015

Posted on 8 February 2016  
A summary report on DAFNE activities, impact and learning for 2015 available here.

Liechtenstein puts DAFNE on the map

Posted on 24 January 2016  
The Liechtenstein Association of Foundations hosted this year’s DAFNE summit in the mountainous Principality. 

Onora O’Neill examines trust, trustworthiness and transparency in new EFC blog

Posted on 3 December 2015  
Adapted from the keynote speech she gave during the 2015 EuroPhilantopics, Onora O’Neill’s post on the EFC In Dialogue blog looks at the vital role trust, or rather trustworthiness, plays in relations between states, communities and citizens.  The philosopher and Chair of the UK government’s Equality and Human Rights Commission argues that trustworthiness comes in […]