Quo vadis, Europe?

Quo vadis, Europe?

Looking at the priorities of the new European Commission, that took office on 1 December 2019, Max von Abendroth highlights the overlap with the work and ambitions of the philanthropy sector – identifying new opportunities and citing a note of caution.

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Time to demystify, democratise and embrace advocacy

European foundations have a role to play in nurturing a thriving nonprofit advocacy ecosystem. Every day that passes without nonprofits advocating for the most vulnerable, underrepresented and minority interests, the more we lose as a society. Time has come to break the lobbying taboo.

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Hidden Force – Danish Foundations Putting Themselves under the Spotlight

As it becomes more and more difficult for Danish civil society as well as for local authorities and the national government to fund new ideas for projects, philanthropic foundations have increased their grants substantially. This has given rise to a new public debate about the role of private foundations in Denmark – a debate to which foundations respond by putting themselves under the spotlight.

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Countering Shrinking Space in Poland

Countering Shrinking Space in Poland

Shrinking space for civil society organisations in Poland has been a subject of debate since late 2015. Despite or because of the shrinking space, the collaboration among civil society organisations has been unprecedented

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