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Mapping the Philanthropic Response to the Refugee Crisis

Mapping the Philanthropic Response to the Refugee Crisis

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The European Foundation Centre (EFC) and Alliance have initiated a mapping of the response to the refugee crisis in Europe.

Together, EFC and Alliance will carry out a scan of what philanthropic actors are doing in response to the current refugee crisis by creating an inventory of activities, initiatives and interests in order to gain a good understanding of who is doing what in response to the current situation in Europe. Their objective is to improve awareness of what’s going on, share this with the philanthropy community, make sense of it and stimulate thinking and action on what we can do to move beyond the urgent and immediate actions required. According to EFC and Alliance this is an important moment to signpost the distinct role and added value philanthropy can play in such situations by taking a calm long-term view. They are planning to document activities and learnings of what has worked in the field, as well as current needs in terms of information.

EFC intends to reach both foundations that are already active in the migration/refugee space and doing more to respond to the issue, as well as foundations, that perhaps might be struggling to see themselves or their mission as relevant to the current crisis. They believe that many of these foundations have relevant competences, strengths and experience in other areas or through their mainstream activities, not least their power of influence which, if levered, could have a significant and positive impact on the current issue both in the medium and long term. Through this mapping exercise they wish to explore the potential for exchanges, collaboration, incubation and replication between foundations and programmes. 

If you are representing a foundation, please follow this link to the survey. You input is requested by 16th October. 

The result will be presented and discussed at the annual EuroPhilantopics debate in Brussels in November.  

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