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.
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.
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’.
BRUSSELS, 28 May 2020 – Jean-Marc Pautras, Executive Director of the French DAFNE member Centre Français des Fonds et Fondations, was elected the new Treasurer of the DAFNE Board of Directors at the General Assembly on 19 May 2020. Jean-Marc Pautras joined the Centre Français des Fonds et Fondations, an association gathering over 320 foundations…
The Handbook is a guide that should empower civil society groups across the European Union to make the best use possible of the resources of EU law to protect the civic space. This fills a gap. And, unfortunately, it responds to a real need. The main message is that EU law offers a number of tools that can be used more systematically, to improve the protection of fundamental rights in the EU, and to allow civil society to effectively exercise its function as a watchdog for civil liberties in the EU.”
European philanthropy and social investment networks have come together to ensure that the diverse responses to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic are cohesive, collaborative, efficient and achieve the best possible impact for all their beneficiaries.
The coronavirus crisis has required philanthropy organisations across Europe to be brave in stepping beyond their comfort zones and rapidly responding to the new and intensified challenges posed by the ensuing crisis. This post offers a snapshot the activities, initiatives and solutions from civil society and philanthropy organisations across Europe.
DAFNE and the EFC have called on the Presidents of the EU institutions to facilitate philanthropy’s urgent response to the global pandemic.
We invite foundations to come together to sign the European Philanthropy Statement on COVID-19, recognising that the COVID-19 outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an unprecedented impact on civil society organisations and NGOs across Europe and throughout the world. We stand together during this testing time, bringing our spirit of European solidarity to this worldwide crisis.