Author Archive:

Inga Wachsmann

Opinion Inga Wachsmann and Peter Matjašič 23 September 2020

Democracy and civic spaces in France: The need for specificity and action

Another article on shrinking space? When working together in philanthropy, we tend to have an awareness of our role and purpose in society; particularly when democracies are under strain in Europe. This is not something …

Analysis Inga Wachsmann 3 September 2019

Closing space creeps west

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 …

Opinion Inga Wachsmann 28 May 2019

Philanthropy and challenges of today’s democracies – thoughts and questions

We all sense that democracy is challenged. For a while already and also in Europe. It seems we lack three things for our philanthropic work in Europe: first of all awareness, second better understanding and …

Analysis Inga Wachsmann 22 January 2019

Reforming CAP: funders collaborating to change the future of food and agriculture in Europe

For food and agricultural policies in the European Union to become sustainable, systemic reform of the current Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is needed. This is the basis for the EFC’s funder collaborative, the European Foundations …