The European Foundation Centre (EFC) and Alliance have joined forces to carry out a quick scan of what philanthropic actors are doing in response to the current refugee crisis. We want to make an inventory of activities, initiatives and interests in order to gain a good understanding of who is doing what in response to the current situation in Europe. Our objective is to improve awareness of what’s going on, share this with the philanthropy community, make sense of it and stimulate thinking and action on what we can do to move beyond the urgent and immediate actions required. We believe this is an important moment to signpost the distinct role and added value philanthropy can play in such situations by taking a calm long-term view. We plan to document activities and learnings of what has worked in the field, as well as current needs in terms of information.
Through this mapping exercise we want to explore the potential for exchanges, collaboration, incubation and replication. We intend to reach out both to foundations that are already active in the migration/refugee space and doing more to respond to the issue, as well as to foundations, that perhaps might be struggling to see themselves or their mission as relevant to the current crisis. Indeed we believe that many of these foundations have relevant competences, strengths and experience in other areas or through their mainstream activities, not least their power of influence which, if levered, could have a significant and positive impact on the current issue both in the medium and long term.
We do hope that you will take the time to complete this important survey. Please feel free to share the link with other people in your organisation if you feel that they can also provide useful information.
CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY. Input is requested by 16th October.