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Liana Varon

Conference reports Liana Varon 4 February 2020

Co-creating a new narrative for philanthropy in Europe

PEXForum 2020 brought together European philanthropy networks and regional, global thematic networks in Madrid for the first time. Hosted by the Spanish Association of Foundations (AEF) and Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) and …

Conference reports Liana Varon 19 October 2018

New civil society: the start of something special or just a rebrand?

This week, more than 100 participants met for the EFC Grantmakers East Forum 2018 in Budapest. In the midst of discussions around shrinking civic space and failures of democracy, this year’s Forum focused on ‘Reframing …

News Hilal Tekmen and Liana Varon 18 October 2017

Reflecting on TUSEV’s 5th Turkish Destekle Değiştir gathering

The 10 October marked the 5th Destekle Değiştir (Giving Circle) event organized by the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV). Three civil society organizations (CSOs) presented their projects focusing on multiple issues including increasing the …

Special feature Liana Varon 6 September 2016

Turkish philanthropy: straddling the old and the new

Turkey has a long history of philanthropy. Along with many other developments in the social and economic arena, however, the role of philanthropy and foundations has changed in Turkey since the days of the Ottoman …