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Hundreds of signatories, including foundation networks across Europe, representatives of foundations and NGOs, universities and individuals from over 30 countries are calling on EU Member States to give their backing to the European Foundation Statute in a recent open letter to EU Presidency countries. The European Union continues to face a set of complex socio-economic… » read more

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We as members of the European Foundation Centre Aisbl (EFC), public-benefit foundations and corporate funders from across Europe and beyond, are deeply concerned about recent developments affecting the NGO sector in Russia. The European foundation sector has grown significantly over recent decades, and has become more international. As an integral part of our public-benefit work,… » read more

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Europe’s 80 million people with disabilities are at serious risk of poverty, social exclusion and discrimination as a result of their governments’ austerity measures, according to a recent study commissioned by the European Foundation Centre’s European Consortium on Human Rights and Disability. The study reveals how reduced spending on welfare and social services by some… » read more

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A level-playing field for European foundations is a step closer to becoming a reality with the European Commission’s adoption of a proposed Regulation on a European Foundation Statute on 8 February 2012. In these tough financial times, with increasingly tightened purse strings and every cent scrutinised, it is vital that foundations have the right tools… » read more

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In recent years, social innovation has become a buzz word in the corridors of public-benefit foundations and their partners, and yet the concept is far from new. In fact, social innovation has been around as long as humans have walked the Earth. Just consider the creativity that was harnessed by our forefathers in the Paleolithic… » read more

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