Massimo Lapucci, Secretary General of Fondazione CRT, will be the next Chairman of the European Foundation Centre (EFC), the European centre of philanthropy in Brussels. The international non-profit association, founded in 1989 with the aim of strengthening the role of philanthropy in society, now has over 220 members from 40 countries, especially from Europe and the United States, that manage assets totalling more than 200 billion euro.
The next Chairman Massimo Lapucci – already part of the EFC Management Committee, who will take up the position in early 2017, with a three-year term - was announced at the last General Assembly of the EFC. It is a task of great responsibility, which takes into account the increasing role that Italy is assuming in the non-profit sector.
"At a time characterized by great challenges for Europe and for European institutions - said the Secretary General of Fondazione CRT Massimo Lapucci - it is important to strengthen the role of philanthropy, not only as a centre to aggregate the resources to cope with the needs of a socio-economic system in ongoing difficulty, but also as an instrument able to strengthen our European identity ".
Fondazione CRT has already engaged for some time in development initiatives through the strengthening of relations between local communities and Europe. An important example is Entrepreneurs for Social Change, a program designed and implemented together with the UN to support young social entrepreneurs in the euro-Mediterranean to develop their business ideas, as they create new employment opportunities in their own countries and promote a culture of dialogue and mutual understanding. Fondazione CRT actively participates in national and European organizations and initiatives, such as EVPA-European Venture Philanthropy Association and Social Impact Agenda for Italy.