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Repair, recycle, renovate?

1 Christian Hänel 25 November 2020

What Europe and the transatlantic relationship can expect from a United States with Joe Biden as President. An Irish-American Catholic speaking with the Pope ‘The President-elect expressed his desire to work together on the basis …


Democracy and civic spaces in France: The need for specificity and action

Inga Wachsmann and Peter Matjašič 23 September 2020

Another article on shrinking space? When working together in philanthropy, we tend to have an awareness of our role and purpose in society; particularly when democracies are under strain in Europe. This is not something …


Why European funders need to be vigilant to keep their space open

Hanna Surmatz 18 August 2020

In ways big and small, European philanthropy contributes to the public good in the fields of research and innovation, education, health, environment, culture, international development, democracy or human rights just to name a few. Many …

Interview: David Biemesderfer, United Philanthropy Forum

Charles Keidan 21 April 2020

The United Philanthropy Forum (UPF) has brought together many of the US’s infrastructure bodies in a meta-network. Does its CEO, David Biemesderfer, see a European parallel in European philanthropy body, DAFNE? He sat down with …

DAFNE and Alliance magazine announce members of PEXnews ‘sounding board’

Alliance magazine 15 April 2020

DAFNE and Alliance magazine have confirmed the members of the PEXnews ‘sounding board’ to contribute content and co-design the monthly newsletter that reflects on the most relevant news and developments from the European philanthropy sector. …

Interview: Rana Kotan, TUSEV

Charles Keidan 7 April 2020

At the end of this year’s PEXforum in Madrid, it was announced that next year’s event will be held in Turkey. So it was an opportune moment for Charles Keidan to talk to Rana Kotan …

Interview: Alberto Alemanno, The Good Lobby

Charles Keidan 31 March 2020

Foundations have traditionally been shy about engaging with public authorities and lobbying decision-makers. Ironically, believes Alberto Alemanno, one of the effects is that philanthropy has indirectly contributed to the social divisions it often aspires to …

Alliance magazine partner with DAFNE to deliver PEXNews

Alliance magazine 18 March 2020

Alliance magazine and DAFNE have established a partnership to publish and deliver the newly branded Philanthropy Europe newsletter – PEXnews. PEXnews is a monthly newsletter previously published by DAFNE that reflects trends and developments in …

Let’s tell the story, not whisper it

Polina Nyukhina 16 February 2020

In January 2020 I was honoured to represent Ukraine in PEXForum 2020 – 30 hours of interaction with like-minded people, and representatives of infrastructure organisations of philanthropy. Creative formats were offered to participants by the …

Coverage from PEXForum 2020

Alliance magazine 4 February 2020

Philanthropy Europe Networks Forum – PEXForum 2020 – is the first Europe-wide flagship event which brings together 120+ leaders and experts from national, regional and European philanthropy support organisations. PEXForum 2020 aimed to provide a …