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A feature of the landscape: The European Foundation Centre turns 30

Andrew Milner 5 November 2019 For Subscribers

‘I would not have dreamed in November ’89 that it would still be there 30 years later!’  Many would echo the sentiments of Raymond Georis, founding chair and moving spirit of the European Foundation Centre …


The elephant in the philanthropy room: Violence against women in Europe

Karin Heisecke 29 October 2019 For Subscribers

Violence against women (VAW) is a widespread human rights violation across the world, including Europe. In the EU, one in three women from age 15 onwards has experienced physical and/or sexual violence (one in five …


Alliance Breakfast Club: #HumanRights

1 Amy McGoldrick 1 October 2019

‘Why is human rights so important to philanthropy? On one level, obviously, human rights underpins the rule of law, and is the basis for a democratically functioning society…but it’s also because some of the values at …

Why philanthropy must embrace the new age of scrutiny

Krystian Seibert 24 September 2019 For Subscribers

Philanthropy is currently experiencing a dramatic period of scrutiny. Researchers, commentators and critics are increasingly questioning philanthropy’s compatibility with democracy, its approaches and practices, as well as its ethical standing. In this article, I argue …

Foundations open shop in Berlin as British philanthropy assumes Brexit footing

1 Charles Keidan 10 September 2019 For Subscribers

The world’s second largest Foundation, the London based Wellcome Trust, is advancing plans to grow its staffing and operations in Berlin ahead of the UK’s departure from the European Union. While The Trust insists its …

The quest for collaboration in Asia

Andrew Milner 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

The potential advantages of far-reaching collaboration underpinned AVPN’s conference in Singapore. But it is a virtue more often preached than practised. Underlying all the themes at the recent AVPN conference in Singapore was the idea …

Notre-Dame fire ignites debates on philanthropy

Laurence de Nervaux and Axelle Davezac 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

Almost as great as the outpouring to restore the cathedral of Notre-Dame has been the flood of controversy it has unleashed On 15 April this year, a major fire broke out in Notre-Dame cathedral in …

Closing space creeps west

Inga Wachsmann 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

It’s time for philanthropy in western Europe to take action on its own doorstep to protect democracy and civil society from a restrictive onslaught   In recent years, the philanthropic sector has experienced many examples …

Europe has an Opinion on philanthropy

Ludwig Forrest 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

The call for an enabling environment from the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) may prove a milestone for giving in Europe The first European Economic and Social Committee Opinion entirely dedicated to philanthropy comes …

Public opinion is central to the modern human rights movement

1 Neil Crowther and James Logan 20 August 2019 For Subscribers

In the letter heralding the establishment of Amnesty International, Peter Benenson stated that ‘…in matters such as these, governments are prepared to follow only where public opinion leads’. Eleanor Roosevelt remarked that the words of …