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Next debate: 9. October 2018

European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

EP Philanthropy Scrum:
Co-creating a Single Market for Philanthropy

At this parliamentary debate MEP Ivana Maletic (EPP / HR) hosts a timely discussion with Members of the European Parliament, representatives of the European Commission and representatives of the philanthropy sector to discuss opportunities for a Single Market for Philanthropy in Europe. Building on the outcome of the Philanthropy Scrum held in Brussels on 28 May 2018 as well as the explicit recognition of philanthropy in the proposed InvestEU programme, this debate provides the timely opportunity to share ideas and insights on the political and regulatory framework conditions required to maintain and develop the role of philanthropy in supporting the diversity of Europe’s civil society as part of our democracy. 

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Moderator:  Ludwig Forrest, King Baudouin Foundation, Belgium 




Welcome by MEP Ivana Maletic (EPP / HR)


  • Keynote: Strategic role of philanthropy in the InvestEU programme - Florentine Hopmeier, Member of Cabinet of Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President, European Commission


  • Keynote: Foundation’s perspective on InvestEU programme and the Single Market for Philanthropy in Europe - Franz Karl Prüller, ERSTE Stiftung, Austria 


  • Keynote: Enlarging the space for philanthropy and social investment in Europe - Dr. Oonagh B. Breen, Professor of Law, UCD Sutherland School of Law I Belfield I Dublin 


Commentators: moderated by NN

·       MEP José Manuel Fernandes (EPP / PORT) Rapporteur InvestEU

·       Magda Peckaka, CEO of Polish Donors Forum and Vice-Chair of DAFNE

·       Steven Serneels, CEO of EVPA

·       Gerry Salole, CEO of EFC 

·       Georgia Efremova, DG ECFIN, European Commission 



Closing remarks: MEP Ivana Maletić




Networking drinks & informal dinner near European Parliament (venue tbc)



Review: 28. May 2018

Co-Creating a Single Market for Philanthropy


Three key philanthropic infrastructure organisations – DAFNE, EFC and EVPA – are seeking to make the case for a Single Market for Philanthropy, a common element of their policy agenda. To get the discussion moving in the right direction, the three organisations held a joint, one-day “Philanthropy Scrum” on 28 May 2018 in Brussels, bringing together 150 policymakers, foundations’ representatives and key stakeholders.

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What is PhilanthropyScrum?

Philanthropy Scrum is a joint event format of DAFNE and EFC. We bring together the opinion leaders, thinkers and makers of European philanthropy, politics and civil society and discuss the big questions of the time. Philanthropy Scrum offers a high-level platform for the exchange of experience and thinking beyond borders.


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DAFNE   Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe
DAFNE is an association representing donors and foundations networks in Europe and providing a platform to share knowledge and learn from best practices. With 26 member associations with a collective membership of more than 10,000 foundations and grant-makers it is a leading voice of European philanthropy.
EFC        European Foundation Centre
The EFC is the platform for and champion of institutional philanthropy – with a focus on Europe, but also with an eye to the global philanthropic landscape. We communicate to stakeholders the value of organised philanthropy to society, to help nurture an environment in which it can flourish.


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