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European Cultural Foundation’s 2017 Princess Margriet Awards

25 May 2017
Alliance magazine

The European Cultural Foundation (ECF), an organization aiming to support cultural expression and interaction empowering people to realise a shared future in Europe, has presented their 2017 Princess Margriet Award for Culture to four laureates: writer and columnist Aslı Erdoğan, writer and scholar Navid Kermani, musician Luc Mishalle and visual artist Marina Naprushkina. The award is given annually to cultural change-makers whose work highlights the importance of culture for an inclusive Europe. This year’s laureates …


New initiatives promote knowledge of African philanthropy

25 May 2017
Amanda Aguilar

While philanthropy is an integral aspect of African society, the study and promotion of African philanthropy is still developing. However, two African organizations – TrustAfrica and Southern Africa Trust – are seeking to change that. TrustAfrica, a pan-Africa foundation started in 2006, believes that Africans themselves, who understand the continent’s social, economic, and political setting, will have the most enduring solutions for the challenges Africa faces. In an attempt to offer a better understanding of …


Mistakes, misfits, and magic

24 May 2017
Rajasvini Bhansali

When the founders of Thousand Currents (formerly IDEX) came together in 1985, they wanted to create an alternative to top-down …


As Hungary slides towards autocracy, what can philanthropy do?

23 May 2017
Robin Nobel

In 1991, following the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, the Central European University (CEU) was founded by George Soros …


Why the future of European philanthropy is German

22 May 2017
Charles Keidan

What does someone who speaks almost zero German do at the annual conference of the Bundersverband Deutscher Stiftung, the Association of …