DAFNE and the EFC have called on the Presidents of the EU institutions to facilitate philanthropy’s urgent response to the global pandemic.
In an open letter dated 8 April 2020, DAFNE and the EFC have called on the Presidents of the EU institutions, President von der Leyen (European Commission), President Michel (European Council) and President Sassoli (European Parliament) to facilitate the vital work being done by European philanthropy at this critical juncture. From pooled-emergency funds to supporting the most vulnerable communities, philanthropic organisations have been working tirelessly to mitigate the horrific effects of this global pandemic.
The open letter stresses that although philanthropy across Europe has been quick to respond to the outbreak, it is within the power of EU policymakers to ensure that this work is at its most efficient and is not hindered by cross-border issues. The open letter and its Annex makes concrete policy recommendations to enable philanthropy to respond effectively to the COVID-19 crisis.
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James Magowan, Co-Director at ECFI, and Boris Strečanský, Senior Expert and Board Member of the Centre for Philanthropy in Slovakia and consultant for ECFI, reflect on the PEX community scenario thinking sessions that worked through uncertainties facing the philanthropy field post-Covid, and resulted in the PEX Philanthropy Resilience Storybook
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With Europe slowly opening again, our attention turns to how philanthropy can build a resilient civil society, more equitable and better equipped for future points of crisis. As we transition to this revival phase, DAFNE is collecting resources relevant to philanthropy infrastructure organisations in the European Resource Hub 2.0 “COVID-19 Revival & Philanthropy”.
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A new report by McKinsey & Company looks at the European philanthropic response to the COVID-19 crisis and imagines philanthropy’s role in the rebuilding and recovery efforts.