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European Philanthropy at the Nexus of Disability and the SDGs

December 1, 2019

This publication, jointly elaborated by Fundación ONCE and the European Foundation Centre, focused on how the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals are serving as a framework for foundations to develop their action on disability inclusion. The publication includes key reflections on this topic as well as examples and testimonies of eleven relevant foundations from nine countries -France, UK, Italy, Spain, Austria, Ireland, Netherlands, Turkey and Georgia. The publication has been developed in the framework of Disability Hub Europe, an initiative led by Fundación ONCE with the co-funding of the European Social Fund.

Disability; International Affairs, Global Challenges

Social Aims of Finance: Rediscovering Varieties of Credit in Financial Archives

January 1, 2020

The papers included in this volume are a selection of those presented at a joint eabh and Fondazione 1563 conference in 2018 in Turin, Italy. The conference sought to expand upon research in the field of social responsibility and ethical finance and saw over 150 attendees examine the connections between banking and charity, ethics and profit and explore case studies of financial from across the world.Papers ranged from Italian Monte di Pietà in the Middle Ages to the recent advent of contemporary impact financing, from rural moneylenders in Western India to the mutualism of French agricultural credit, from the Swedish savings banks and the British building societies to the German and Dutch Raiffeisen banks, from Rothschild philanthropy to the public economic and social aspects of the Italian banking system, from the Spanish bank archives to those in Canada and South Africa. Each paper ends with a list of bibliographical references.

Finance and Investment; Philanthropy, Theory, Philosophy and History

Sexual Exploitation : New Challenges, New Answers : 5th Global Report

June 1, 2019

Based on the analytical work of Observatoire international de l'exploitation sexuelle (International Observatory on Sexual Exploitation), Fondation Scelles' 5th Global report on sexual exploitation around the world aims to provide a clear vision of the current situation, suitable for furthering the awareness-raising on the issues around sexual exploitation and the reflection on the urgent answers needed.It includes reports on 35 countries and 11 main topics from 2016-2018.The work produced comes from a wide range of sources, all of which reflect not only events related to studied issues and that happened over the last three years, but debates and controversies that have left their mark in the news.This study was carried out by an international writing team (USA, France, Argentina, Ukraine, Zambia…) from various backgrounds (sociology, political science, international relations, human rights, international law…), and by expert practitioners (lawyers, judges, and procurers in particular).Original report is available in French.

Gender and Women; Human Rights, Citizenship, Democracy

Comment Mesurer l'Impact d'un Projet Alimentaire? Evaluer les Contributions d'un Projet à la Durabilité du Système Alimentaire

April 1, 2019

This guide is a user's manual to an innovative impact evaluation methodology, developed within the framework of the Syalinnov (Innovative Food Systems) project of the Daniel & Nina Carasso Foundation.Offering a 7-step approach and quickly appropriated tools, this publication aims to enable organizations involved in the field of food to measure their impact on the sustainability of the food system in order to develop their project and their impact.

Environment and Sustainable Development; Evaluation and Learning; Food and Agriculture

Le Rôle des Fondations et Fonds de Dotation dans l'Investissement à Impact Social en France

January 1, 2019

This study presents the situation of social impact investment in France and reminds that social investment can be an additional tool to serve the public interest.

Finance and Investment; Grantmaking and Programme Management

Auto-évaluer l'Impact Social de Projets Artistiques : Guide Pratique

January 1, 2018

This guide was developed from the experimental evaluation and capitalization process of the Art & Territory Call for projects led by the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation with 20 project leaders and in partnership with Nuova Vista between 2014 and 2016. The 20 projects supported provide a concrete answer to the evaluative question: "How can a demanding artistic approach contribute to living together on a territory? "This methodological guide aims to help cultural stakeholders to identify and evaluate their social impact. It is conceived in a logic of self-evaluation: the evaluation process is defined and implemented by the organisation itself.To find additional information and practical tools related to that guide:

Arts and Culture; Evaluation and Learning; Human Rights, Citizenship, Democracy

Gestion Financière des Fondations et Fonds de Dotations : Enquête 2018

January 1, 2018

The purpose of this survey is to learn about the financial management practices of foundations and funds in France.A first edition of this study was published in 2011 and a second in 2014.It was carried out at the initiative of the French Center of Funds and Foundations in partnership with Amadeis.Opinions were collected during the summer of 2018 by means of a questionnaire. 

Finance and Investment; Governance, Boards and Strategy

Fondations Abritantes, Fondations sous Égide : Un Ecosystème au Service de l’Intérêt Général : Enjeux, Nouveaux Acteurs, Diversification des Modèles

November 20, 2017

The French Center for Funds and Foundations (CFF) published, in partnership with six sheltering foundations, a study highlighting the rise of foundations under umbrella and sheltering foundations in France.A summary of the main data is avalaible online:

Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Les Français et le Mécénat des Entreprises et des Entrepreneurs : Rapport d'Etude

October 1, 2017

A study that provides data regarding the perception of philanthropy, corporate philanthropy more specifically, by the general public in France. It demonstrates that the legitimity of philanthropy in France is quite high. 

Communication and Public Relations; Corporate Philanthropy; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Bilan 2011-2016 sur l'évolution des fondations en France : un paysage contrasté

February 1, 2017

Observations and conclusions regarding the evolution of foundations in France from 2011 to 2016.

Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Etude Sur Les Rémunérations Individuelles: Organisations D'intérêt Général

December 1, 2016

Second edition of a study on the remunerations in the nonprofit sector in France.

From Refugees to Workers : Mapping Labour-Market Integration Support Measures for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Eu Member States - Volume I: Comparative Analysis and Policy Findings

October 1, 2016

This study intends to provide a better understanding of the challenges with regard to the integration of refugees into the labour-markets. What are the strategies and practices implemented in different EU Member States to facilitate access to employment? What do we know about their effectiveness? What are good practices and lessons learned in different countries? The study includes detailed case studies for the following nine EU Member States: Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The research points to the need for increased coordination at all levels, the conditions for successful public-private partnerships, and the adequate sequence of work integration and language learning, for example. Not least, it makes clear that finding effective ways to bring refugees to work will prove key for Europe's future.It has been produced by the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) at the European University Institute in Florence.Search also for: Volume II "Literature Review and Country Case Studies".

Employment and Labour; Minorities, Social Inclusion, Multiculturalism

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