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.
This blog post by Suzana Djordjevic, Director of Hemofarm Foundation and Chair of the Serbian Philanthropy Forum Board, comes following DAFNE’s annual Summer Meeting held on 19 May 2020. It is explores topics and issues touched on at the Summer Meeting.
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…
This blog post by Sabine Friedel from the Association of German Foundations comes following DAFNE’s annual Summer Meeting held on 19 May 2020. It is explores topics and issues touched on at the Summer Meeting.
Deadline for applications is 31 May 2020
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.
Civil society organisations have been badly hit by the COVID-19 crisis. In Croatia the earthquake on 22 March increased the burden for NGOs and charities. Cvjetana Plavsa-Matic, urges the EU to reflect the needs of NGOs and charities in the COVID-19 bail-out packages.
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.