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DAFNE Annual Report 2015

Posted on 8 February 2016  
A summary report on DAFNE activities, impact and learning for 2015 available here.

Liechtenstein puts DAFNE on the map

Posted on 24 January 2016  
The Liechtenstein Association of Foundations hosted this year’s DAFNE summit in the mountainous Principality. 

Onora O’Neill examines trust, trustworthiness and transparency in new EFC blog

Posted on 3 December 2015  
Adapted from the keynote speech she gave during the 2015 EuroPhilantopics, Onora O’Neill’s post on the EFC In Dialogue blog looks at the vital role trust, or rather trustworthiness, plays in relations between states, communities and citizens.  The philosopher and Chair of the UK government’s Equality and Human Rights Commission argues that trustworthiness comes in […]

Climate and Refugees conference Paris 10 Dec

Posted on 27 October 2015  
The French Foundation Centre CFF is organizing a number of events in Paris on the theme of Foundations and Climate, between 30 Nov and 11 Dec. Details of these can be found here  One of the events – Climate and Refugees will initiate discussion on this important challenge and provide an opportunity for associations and […]

Assifero takes part in the World Forum on Local Economic Development

Posted on 14 October 2015  
In connection with the WFLED, Assifero is organizing workshops and panels: The role of Foundations as drivers for generating innovation and a meeting focused on the Italian Community foundations, with Jenny Hodgson, Director of the Global Fund for Community Foundations. On 16th October Assifero will also host the fifth edition of the Workshop on Foundations […]

From migrant crisis to building a more resilient Europe – EuroPhilantopics Brussels 10 Nov 2015

Posted on 14 October 2015  
At the heart of the refugee crisis is the inability to place and receive trust between states, state and citizen, and people and communities, built up over many years. EuroPhilantopics will provide an opportunity for foundations and policy makers to get to grips with the role ‘trust’ has to play in tackling the diverse political challenges of […]

European Foundation Sector report 2015

Posted on 13 October 2015  
Complexity and diversity highlighted in European Foundation Sector 2015 report – now available under ‘Resources’

EUROPHILANTOPICS: TRUST MATTERS – 10th NOV BRUSSELS. Full programme now available

Posted on 10 October 2015  
Full programme available here Can we improve trustworthiness and the capability of institutions and communities to be more resilient, to be more prepared and to adapt in Europe? Don’t miss an opportunity to explore opportunities for collaboration and the identification of potential synergies among policy makers and practitioners, and to influence thinking on and approaches […]

Mapping the philanthropic response to the refugee crisis: contribute to getting a better picture and understanding of what we are all doing.

Posted on 5 October 2015  
The European Foundation Centre (EFC) and Alliance are carrying out a quick scan of what philanthropic actors are doing in response to the current refugee crisis. Input is requested by 16th October.


Posted on 5 October 2015 Ukraine  
A flash-mob of some 100 staff members from different foundations with balloons (tea, cakes and smiles) symbolising projects and support provided by foundations celebrated European Day of Foundations and Donors in Kiev last week.