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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.


Under the same roof, but not (yet) in connubial bliss: philanthropy and global development

May 30, 2017

While policymakers and philanthropists both support sustainable development and social justice, prior to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), they had been doing so on parallel tracks. Now the SDGs are part of philanthropy's shared language. The vast majority of foundations know what the SDGs are, without necessarily using or aligning with them. Such familiarity with a global United Nations concept could not have been taken for granted ten years ago. What has changed?Alliance issue: Solidarity -- more in common?; June 2017, Volume 22 , Number 4.


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