Can’t attend the 26th EFC conference in Milan? Follow the conference on Alliance magazine’s blog


Alliance magazine


As we have done for the last few years, Alliance has put together a team of bloggers to report from the European Foundation Centre’s 26th Annual General Meeting and Conference, to be held 20-22 May in Milan. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Philanthropy: Visions and Energy for Change’, closely parallelling the theme of World EXPO 2015, whose theme is ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’, which opened in Milan on 1 May.

The conference will have four main topics: Youth driving change; Philanthropy, government and corporate engagement for social equality; Community resilience; and Future of the planet … food for thought. We plan to share the topics and themes from the conference with those who are unable to attend – as well as glimpses of evening events at the Expo and at the world-famous La Scala opera house.

Our team this year includes some seasoned Alliance bloggers and some who haven’t blogged for us before:

  • Albert Ruesga, Greater New Orleans Foundation, USA
  • Bhekinkosi Moyo, Southern Africa Trust, South Africa
  • Fiona Murphy, Genio Trust, Ireland
  • Gavin Lonergan, Adsum Foundation, Northern Ireland
  • Jenny Hodgson, Global Fund for Community Foundations, South Africa
  • Jenny Peachey, Carnegie UK Trust – and part of this year’s Next Gen group
  • Keiran Goddard, Association of Charitable Foundations, UK
  • Laura Sahamies, Kone Foundation, Finland – part of this year’s Next Gen group
  • Maribel Königer, ERSTE Foundation, Austria
  • Matthieu Calame, Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer, France
  • Nicky McIntyre, Mama Cash, Netherlands
  • Terry Odendahl, Global Greengrants Fund, USA
  • Caroline Hartnell, Alliance magazine
  • Paula Park, Alliance magazine

We look forward to sharing our impressions with you over the next few days and in the days following the conference.

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