Handbook on “How to Use EU Law to Protect Civic Space” is out

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.”

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Collaboration and courage in a time of crisis

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.

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We stand together in the spirit of European solidarity

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.

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Put on your red shoes, if you need to. Ideas for working from home

The past month of increasing social distancing in response to Covid-19 has seen employees across the world suddenly engaging in a trial run of remote working. Though a lucky few may already be well-versed in the art of working from home, many teams find themselves anxiously adjusting to the joys and challenges of the home workspace.

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Coronavirus emergency: Foundations allocate 40 million Euros

Resources will be used to support the Healthcare system and Third Sector organizations, thanks to a dedicated Fund Italy is being severely tested by the Coronavirus outbreak and the Government had to take strong measures to contain the spread of Covid19. In these circumstances, Foundation of banking origin instantly mobilized to face Coronavirus emergency and…

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Embracing complexity: Together we can!

Today the challenge is to prevent silos and mono-stakeholder bubbles and move from individual organizations to vision, cross-sector collaboration and multi-stakeholders’ strategic partnerships. We have to take the lead in re-imagining our role, improving our capacity to plan, assess and communicate our impact.

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