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A single voice for a single market for philanthropy

Posted on 5 June 2018  
A single voice for a single market for philanthropy On Monday, 28th May over 150 key representatives from politics, philanthropy and civil society came together in Brussels to discuss ways to increase cooperation in the sector and to strengthen European civil society. Co-organised by leading European philanthropy organisations (DAFNE, EFC, EVPA), participants at the “Co-creating a […]

4 key-asks for a Single Market for Philanthropy

Posted on 5 June 2018  
Foundations and donors make a substantial € 60 billion contribution to social cohesion, innovation and freedom in Europe. They operate in every sphere of European life – from health to education, from research to the environment, from integration to culture. However, foundations still face barriers to cross-border giving and foundation activity within Europe. DAFNE, EFC […]

Philanthropy Scrum – DAFNE, EFC and EVPA to explore solutions with policymakers to grow the space for philanthropy across Europe

Posted on 24 May 2018  
Brussels, 24 May 2018 The European philanthropy sector contributes €60 billion annually within civil society. While commercial entities can operate across all EU Member States in a single market, philanthropy organisations face significant barriers if they go beyond their state’s borders (DAFNE Survey 2016). The lack of cohesion resulting from the fact that there is […]

Event: Philanthropy Scrum, Brussels

Posted on 15 May 2018  
Co-Creating a Single Market for Philanthropy Join Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE), European Foundation Centre (EFC), European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) for the first Philanthropy Scrum – the high-level exchange between philanthropists, politicians and non-profit representatives. 28.May 2018 10:30 – 17:15, Brussels (The Square) Learn more about the program, speakers and format at www.philanthropyscrum.eu

Call for a paradigm shift in Italian philanthropy

Posted on 2 May 2018  
Why should Italian philanthropic foundations take the lead and start financing strategic goals and organizations rather than just projects? Carola Carazzone of Assifero calls for new approach. Read the full article here.

DAFNE & EFC welcome approval of a European Values Instrument

Posted on 19 April 2018  
PRESS RELEASE Today’s approval by the European Parliament of a European Values Instrument welcomed by European donors and foundations Brussels, 19 April 2018 – The Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) and the European Foundation Centre (EFC) welcome today’s approval of a European Values Instrument by the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The two organisations […]

DAFNE flyer: Learn more about us

Posted on 11 April 2018  
DAFNE is a network of 26 donors and foundations networks across Europe, who collectively represent over 10,000 philanthropic foundations and €60 Billion in annual giving. Learn more about DAFNE and have a look at our new flyer. > Pdf-download here

European representations of donors and foundations call for a Single Market for Philanthropy

Posted on 4 April 2018  
The European philanthropy sector represents €60 billion of annual giving to civil society. While commercial entities can operate across all EU Member States in a single market, philanthropy organisations face tremendous barriers when it comes to cross-border giving. The lack of a single market for philanthropy in Europe leads to an estimated annual loss for […]

Updated European Philanthropy Calendar

Posted on 15 March 2018  
Have a look at our updated European Philanthropy Calendar. It includes third sector and foundation related events and conferences in Europe and major ones around the world. Please add your national events to this calendar by sending an email to (secretariat@dafne-online.eu ). Get to the calendar right here.

DAFNE Winter Meeting Report 2018 is out

Posted on 6 February 2018  
DAFNE members from 19 countries gathered in Sofia for a summit in January.  Discussions focussed on how national associations can become more effective individually – building capacity, capability, connections, and credibility among their foundation and donor members, but also collectively – in their effort to improve the operating environment for philanthropy across Europe. A report […]
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