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Philea 2022

Reflections on strengthening the potential of European philanthropy

Axelle Davezac 7 July 2022

After two years of the global pandemic, this spring finally saw the opening of spaces again to meet with colleagues across philanthropy, civil society and academia. Against this backdrop, the European Academy of Strategic Philanthropy …


Art can carve new paths in creative problem-solving

Robin Heller 15 June 2022

A dancer, muscular and magnificent, closed the Opening Plenary on the first day of the Philea conference in Barcelona. The music, the beat, and the pace energised us as we began more traditional ways of …


Future, Europe, culture and solidarity   

Dea Vidović 7 June 2022

Philea Forum 2022 has explored our future from different perspectives, including those that are related to future from the lenses of culture.    Philea Arts and Culture Thematic Network, together with European Cultural Foundation and …

Our vision for European philanthropy in ten years

We Trust You(th) 7 June 2022

We Trust You(th) was present at Philea Forum 2022 in Barcelona last week, alongside 20 other young people from Fundación ONCE, Wormy, Fondation Botnar and the Basel Youth Initiative. Together we spent the week advocating …

It’s good to see you. Let’s build our relationship

Silke Breimaier 7 June 2022

It has been exciting to be back on the conference floor at the #PhileaForum2022 in Barcelona. After two pandemic years and the convergence of EFC and Dafne in between, I had been wondering prior to …

From the ground up

Zibran Choudhury 7 June 2022

Last week, The Philea hosted their first Annual Conference, and Alliance asked its readers what session they would like to hear about most in a poll. The winner was ‘From healthy environment to healthy planet ‒ Building strategic …

Interest in participatory grantmaking leads to… where?

Participatory Grantmakers Community 6 June 2022

Is your interest peaked in Participatory Grantmaking after attending Philea’s Forum? Here is a Dos and Don’ts roadmap for taking your next steps. There was significant interest in Participatory Grantmaking at Philea’s Forum. But where …

Time has come for philanthropy to act together for people and planet

2 Truus Huisman 6 June 2022

I still hear in conversations that philanthropy plays an important role as the grease that lubricates the wheels of society. During the Philea Forum this week, I was encouraged to see that many foundations can …

Let’s draw on evidence-based hope

Gernot Laganda 6 June 2022

In the wake of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, World Food Programme (WFP) was invited to this year’s Philea Forum to shape a session about climate action – and share some perspectives on how philanthropic …

Philanthropy needs to reflect our societies

Antti Arjava 6 June 2022

The Barcelona Forum was again a wonderful occasion to meet so many friends and to hear so many new voices – under a new name and a new flag but with the same warm spirit …