31 May May 2016 1728 31 May 2016
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Dignity at sea level
A cemetery of 200 floating gravestones off the Aegean coast of Turkey pays tribute to the 4000 Syrians who died in the Mediterranean sea, and attempts to wash away the apathy of our collective conscience.
30 May May 2016 1541 30 May 2016
What is Community Foundations' added value to the refugee crisis?
Over three days at the EFC annual general assembly, delegates spent time debating what can foundations do in their ability and resources to address the refugees crisis in in a humane and responsible way.
30 May May 2016 1249 30 May 2016
How urban planning can tackle inequality
“Cities are not only facing increasing heterogeneity, but also growing economic inequality and spatial segregation.” Explaining the crucial role of urban planners in fostering social cohesion and advancing sustainable urban development is Franziska Schreiber, expert on urbanisation at adelphi, the leading independent think tank and public policy consultancy on climate, environment and development.
27 May May 2016 1005 27 May 2016
The refugees crisis is at the top of the agenda as the EFC kicks off its annual conference
The ongoing refugees crisis is a challenge to our common humanity. How can governments, the private sector, civil society organisations and philanthropy response?
25 May May 2016 1648 25 May 2016
Why women will save the planet
Friends of the Earth have just published a book combining environmentalism and feminism. Entitled 'Why Women Will Save the Planet', the collection of articles and interviews is "from some of the leading lights of the environmental and feminist movements demonstrates that achieving gender equality is vital if we are to protect the environment upon which we all depend."
25 May May 2016 1421 25 May 2016
Chronicle of a predicted failure
The first World Humanitarian Summit has come to a close, with a list of non-binding core commitments produced. Concern Worldwide statistics prove that so far in 2016, 94% of donors have failed to commit their full pledges, and only $1.16 billion of the $6 billion pledged for the year has been produced. The question of the effectiveness of these summits and non-binding agreements is a pressing one.
24 May May 2016 1425 24 May 2016
Business must end modern slavery
Contemporary bondage is often hidden in supply chains in numerous industries and sectors, however 71 per cent of companies believes that the complexity of supply chains makes it difficult to identify and address.
23 May May 2016 1707 23 May 2016
The latest mise-en-scène in a sector of endless conferences
The day after the Cannes film festival awarded director Ken Loach, the first World Humanitarian Summit gears up with a new production of good intentions, pleas but also empty rhetoric. It is not fiction: it is another anti poverty glamorous mise-en-scène self-directed and starred by the most privileged people on earth recalling the solutions that were not implemented.
23 May May 2016 1443 23 May 2016
Over 600 leaders from philanthropy, politics and business tackle global challenges
The 27th European Foundation Centre annual general assembly and conference ‘Imagining and Investing in our Future’ will take place in Amsterdam from 26-28 May.
20 May May 2016 1401 20 May 2016
Turning prisoners into entrepreneurs would save £1.4 billion per annum
A report released by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) suggests that making an entrepreneurship programme available to all pre-release prisoners could save the government up to £1.4 billion annually, at the maximum cost of £82 million – providing a 17x return on investment.
20 May May 2016 0926 20 May 2016
Poverty is a threat to the European project
Over 300 people from across Europe will gather in Lourdes at the end of May for a 4-day Caritas Europa conference to contribute to the building of the European project.
19 May May 2016 0954 19 May 2016
The war of narratives shaping the perceptions of the Syrian conflict
The media reporting and covering of the Syrian civil war is playing a big role on how we perceive the war in Syria and how we imagine its future. The findings of the Syria in Global Media report.
18 May May 2016 1145 18 May 2016
The largest international showcase of cinematic art with a social conscience
In a rapidly changing world where there is a growing awareness that we are facing fundamental problems, Positive Planet believes there has never been a more pressing time to celebrate and encourage the role of cinema in inspiring the change needed for a more positive future.
17 May May 2016 0903 17 May 2016
The social protection policies that can give Europe a more secure foothold
Social inclusion, poverty reduction, inequality, CSR, migration, NGOs relations with Eu Commission. The state of the art on social affairs, challenges and proposals addressed by Lieve Fransen, former Director, Europe 2020 Social Policies DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at the European Commission.
13 May May 2016 1231 13 May 2016
It’s time to challenge the stereotypes about women and financial risk
Despite the number of self-employed females increasing over the last two decades, the dominant rhetoric that women are risk-averse continues to undermine women’s ability to seek funding for both start-ups and growth.
12 May May 2016 0918 12 May 2016
500 years of global philanthropy online
Launched in April, HistoryofGiving.org is the first one-source global narrative about the last 500 years in philanthropy. More than 200 moments in charitable giving history all available online with rare or never-before-seen historical images, documents, and audio and video files.
11 May May 2016 1549 11 May 2016
Feminist Summer School
For the upcoming generation of young men and women, feminism is a familiar concept. However, with the gender pay gap in the EU still at 16.3%, and the pension gap averaging 40%, feminist goals of equity in society still need to be achieved. The European Women’s Lobby European Feminist Summer School aims to set up a creative space for young feminist change agents, and build solidarity and empower young feminist activists.
11 May May 2016 1200 11 May 2016
The Behind The Brand campaign, when reputation beats food
Oxfam’s Behind the Brand’s campaign ranks 10 global brands according to their social and environmental policies, in a report which showed a significant improvement across the industry.
11 May May 2016 1104 11 May 2016
Cost of adapting to climate change could hit $500 billion per year by 2050
UNEP's Adaptation Finance Gap Report: Failure to cut emissions will dramatically increase the annual costs of adaptation, which could be up to five times higher by 2050 than previously thought.