2015 EFC Annual General Assembly and Conference: Philanthropy – Visions and Energy for Change
May 20-22, 2015
Established in 1989, the European Foundation Centre (EFC) is an international membership association of foundations and corporate funders. Closely paralleling the EXPO theme of “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, the 2015 annual conference is entitled “Philanthropy: Visions and Energy for Change”, and will not only embrace the challenge of the sustainable development of the planet but will go beyond to also focus on youth, corporate engagement in social equality and community resilience.
The four main conference areas are:
Youth driving change
How can philanthropy help harness the energy of tomorrow’s change-makers? What is our role in developing the necessary skills and opportunities for youth that will equip and inspire them to be drivers for sustainable development?
Philanthropy, government and corporate engagement for social equality
What can foundations do to promote more active collaboration between philanthropy, policy makers and corporate engagement to create social equality and sustainable change?
How can foundations help empower communities and enable them to become the drivers of their own sustainable development?
Future of the planet … food for thought
Scientific research, responsible innovation, sustainable development and food security – can the energy of foundations turn the sector’s vision into reality?