Ariadne and EFC to host event on philanthropy’s efforts to counter discrimination


Alliance magazine


Ariadne and the Diversity Migration Integration (DMI) thematic network of the European Foundation Centre are organising the meeting – For an inclusive Europe: European funders countering hatred and discrimination based on racial and religious bias.

This meeting will take place in Brussels on June 25 – 26 at Philanthropy House.

In 2017, Ariadne released its ” Seeking an Inclusive Europe: Foundation Grantmaking for Countering Ethnic and Religious Bias and Xenophobia” report, which revealed a lack of coordination among private donors and a shortage of funding going into addressing xenophobia and ethnic and religious bias affecting not only third country nationals, but also European citizens from ethnic or religious minorities, whether they have a migrant background or not.

From the spike in hate crimes following Brexit to advantageous electoral results for openly xenophobic parties, recent events only confirm the urgency to tackle these issues also in Europe. But how can funders address these issues more effectively? Through a series of national roundtables in The Netherlands, Italy, France and Germany, Ariadne has been exploring with donors the needs in this sector and the challenges facing donors trying to address racism and intolerance. Through this regional event, Ariadne hopes to sustain European donors’ strategic thinking in this area, respond to appetite for greater collaboration, and ultimately generate more support for the field.

This meeting is open to representatives of grant-making foundations who support projects for social change and human rights both in national contexts and internationally.

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