James Magowan, Co-Director at ECFI, and Boris Strecanský, 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.
On 1 July, the European Policy Centre (EPC), together with DAFNE and EFC organised an online policy debate on how European policymakers and philanthropy can strengthen collaboration to support this transition. Topics ranged from philanthropy’s responses during the emergency phase to how to overcome the challenges philanthropy is facing and a call for the recognition of philanthropy.
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”.
Carola Carazzone, DAFNE’s Board Member and Assifero’s Secretary General, writes for WINGS’ #LiftUpPhilanthropy Series on how the European philanthropic sector can build itself for the future and cultivate the special role of philanthropy support organisations as enablers, accelerators, and multipliers of social change.
DAFNE’s Executive Director, Max von Abendroth, reflects on the vital role of European philanthropy networks and the future of PEX.
An important judgment for European cross-border philanthropy and an example of how EU law can be used to protect fundamental freedoms. The Philanthropy Advocacy team is now working with expert partners such as ECNL to analyse in more depth its implications.
We are proud to introduce our first ever PEXmagazine – the result of the PEXforum 2020 in Madrid, the first Europe-wide event bringing together leaders and experts from national, regional and European philanthropy networks.
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.
This year’s DAFNE Summer Meeting was held online with more than 70 participants, allowing a wide range of colleagues of DAFNE member organisations to engage in breakout and plenary sessions on thematic discussions, peer exchange and exploring the learnings for themselves and their organisations from the COVID-19 crisis in a “looking ahead” session.
The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically changed our world, in so many ways. Things will never be the same again. The first task is to save lives. The next challenge is, in the words of UN Secretary-General António Guterres, to ‘build back better’.