EFC Annual Conference 2021: From crisis to opportunity

Alliance magazine

Alliance magazine is proud to have been a media partner at this year’s European Foundation Centre conference in Vienna, Austria. We’d like to thank the following contributors:

Lucy Bernholz Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and Digital Civil Society Lab, Holly Donagh Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Ayşegül Bayar Hildgen Sabanci Foundation, Oleksandra Lytvynenko Zagoriy Foundation, Ashley Thompson European Cultural Foundation, María Palomares Arenas Cabral Calala Fund, Dea Vidović Kultura Nova Foundation.

Read their blogs here…


Civil society in a digital age

The thematic track on philanthropy is structured around the collective identity of civil society in the digital age. Our aspiration is for every participant to recalibrate their work to meet the urgent threats facing philanthropy, civil society, and democracies.

Lucy Bernholz reports here…


The coffee house as a guide for life

As a lifelong coffee addict when I knew the EFC conference would be in Vienna I looked forward to sampling Viennese coffee, preferably in a suitably evocative setting, but I had not considered how the culture of the coffee house would become a metaphor for our discussion at our first in person gathering since Covid.

Holly Donagh reports here…


Multiple lessons from multiple crises: a five-step roadmap for philanthropy

It is day one at the conference. We are at Gartenbaukino, an iconic cinema in Vienna. In the opening plenary, Kumi Naidoo quotes Einstein; ‘The definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results.’ The 400 people in the room nods together.

Ayşegül Bayar Hildgen reports here…


A fresh look at the European philanthropy ecosystem: is there a place for Ukrainian practices?

As the 31st annual EFC conference became the first for me, I didn’t know what to expect. Striving for European best philanthropic practices, it was a huge surprise, that philanthropy in Ukraine and the rest of Europe has a lot in common and some Ukrainian practices are even more progressive.

Oleksandra Lytvynenko reports here…


Networking 2.0 or philanthropy insights for newcomers – what is Next Gen programme about?

As a newcomer and a ‘fresh face’, I had a chance to participate in the conference as the representative of the EFC member organisation, and as a NEXT GEN program attendee.

Oleksandra Lytvynenko reports here…


No foundation is complete without climate awareness

‘Every foundation should be a climate foundation, and every foundation should have a climate lens’. This was the bold statement from Delphine Moralis, CEO of the European Foundation Centre (EFC), that kicked off the opening plenary of the annual EFC Conference.

Ashley Thompson reports here…


Poll Winner: In pursuit of digital humanism

Last week, The EFC held their 2021 Annual Conference, and Alliance asked its readers what session they would like to hear about most in a poll. The winner was ‘Philanthropy’s new normal’ in the Philanthropy track – take a look at our conference report below.

Zibran Choudhury reports here…


The urgency of the opportunities

This is the first conference of the philanthropic sector after the pandemic. Has it influenced the way we meet, network, and party together? I don’t know for sure.

María Palomares Arenas Cabral reports here…


Reading the conference from an arts & cultural perspective

During the Conference, I was looking for society, democracy, climate and philanthropy tracks in arts and culture.

Dea Vidović reports here…


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Erste Stiftung/APA-Fotoservice/Tanzer
Fotograf/in: Richard Tanzer

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