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A new fund for democracy and solidarity in Europe

May 29, 2018

A group of 18 foundations have set up a €4 million fund to support civil society and improve the public discourseLiberal democracies in the European Union have been under stress over the past few years, at both national and regional level. Citizens are insecure about their future, reeling from socio-economic, cultural, generational and technological change, and anxious about the apparent incapacity of European and national governments to solve these problems. It makes them doubt the ability not just of the European Union but also national governments and the democratic system in general, to meet their needs and serve their interests. Among the results are the rise of authoritarian populist parties, Brexit, a more and more toxic debate around 'otherness', citizens not making their voices heard in an organized way and disengaging from democratic processes. Such challenges are evidence that democracy requires constant investment.Alliance issue: Philanthropy's Developers; June 2018, Volume 23, Number 2.

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Solidarity - more in common? - Special feature

May 30, 2017

"We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us." These were the words of Jo Cox in her maiden speech to the UK Parliament on 3 June 2015. On 16 June 2016, just over one year later, Cox was murdered on her way to a meeting in her constituency. The Alliance special feature, guest edited by King Baudouin Foundation's Stefan Schäfers, explores the complex and sensitive relationship between philanthropy and solidarity.Alliance issue: Solidarity -- more in common?; June 2017, Volume 22 , Number 2.

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