PEX is where the European philanthropy infrastructure meets. PEXcommunity was jointly co-created at the PEXforum 2020 in Madrid, the first Europe-wide event bringing together leaders and experts from national, regional and European philanthropy support organisations.

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PEX is a community of people working in the European philanthropy ecosystem. PEX provides a unique space to create a European philanthropy identity as common ground to jointly advance the philanthropy ecosystem in a changing world. And, PEX is co-created by this group of brilliant, inspiring and dedicated group of people, the PEXcommunity who wish to be a part of shaping this long-term and rewarding journey to drive collective learning, collective imagining and collective acting.

Illustration by Marina Roa from SenseTribe

PEXcommunity, jointly co-created at the PEXforum 2020 in Madrid, stands for collaboration, diversity, creativity and exchange in the European philanthropic sector. It unites more than 60 philanthropy networks, among them national, regional and thematic, organisations.

What & why?

To break the silos, to make sure that our efforts complement each other rather than compete with each other, to realize goals and ambitions, to create a common European philanthropy identity, we gather representatives of philanthropy infrastructure organisations in Europe, under the PEXcommunity in different formats and set-ups.

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PEX Co-creation Council:

Initially set up to support the creation process of the PEXforum 2021, PEXforum 2021 Co-creation Council, is now established as a more permanent Co-creation Council for PEX to represent the diversity and expertise of the PEXcommunity to jointly develop PEX in the future.

Members of the Co-creation Council:

  • Anke Pätsch (German Association of Foundations)
  • Benjamin Bellegy (WINGS)
  • Carola Carazzone (Assifero)
  • Christian Edelvold Berg (Danish Knowledge Centre)
  • Delphine Moralis (EFC)
  • Hanna Hanses (Dafne)
  • Hanna Stähle (Dafne)
  • James Magowan (ECFI)
  • Julie Broome (Ariadne)
  • Martina Fin (EDGE Funders Alliance)
  • Max von Abendroth (Dafne)
  • Olga Tarasov (Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors)
  • Roberta Bosurgi (EVPA)
  • Zibran Choudhury (Alliance magazine)

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You can get in touch with the wider PEXcommunity, make announcements and exchange ideas.

Want to learn and network?

Find all of the relevant philanthropy events in Europe here : the European Philanthropy Calendar, co-created by Ariadne, Civitates, Dafne, ECFI, EDGE Funders Alliance, EPIM and NEF.

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Contact:   Max von Abendroth |