The NEF General Assembly in Rome in May welcomed Dieter Berg of the Robert Bosch Stiftung as NEF’s new chair, taking over from Luc Tayart de Borms of the King Baudouin Foundation for the next three years. Dieter Berg is chairman of the board of management at the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
Luc Tayart will act as NEF treasurer, with Piero Gastaldo of Compania di San Paolo as vice-chair and Francis Charhon of Fondation de France as secretary. Boris Marte of Erste Stiftung and Goran Blomqvist of Riksbankens Jubileumsfond are also on the board.
A report commissioned through NEF and recently published describes an EU-funded poverty mapping exercise, the ultimate aim of which was to design better interventions and policies. Poverty mapping pinpoints issues and themes where private funding lags behind, or can be complementary to, existing institutional spending (European, nationally, regionally). This report looks at the general trends in poverty at European level, with a particular eye on the worsening situation as a result of the current global economic crisis, and identifies opportunities for funders from NEF and more widely.
NEF was created to strengthen the potential for cooperation between foundations at European level, and a number of projects were presented at the meeting in Rome on themes such as climate change and environmental justice and raising the awareness of young people about poverty through a video game. Partners interested in collaboration on these and other themes are encouraged to contact the NEF secretariat.
To download the report on poverty mapping