Answered by Hanna Surmatz from EFC and Max von Abendroth from DAFNE The report can be found here Can you please tell us a bit about this report and why the EFC and DAFNE have decided to commission it? Towards the end of 2016 and following the failure of the joint European Foundation Statute…
Earlier this year the EFC, Council on Foundations (CoF), DAFNE and WINGS proposed actions to member organizations in order to encourage FATF to formally engage in an improved and structured dialogue with the NPO sector. We asked Hanna Surmatz, the EFC senior legal affairs officer, to update the network on recent developments.
Space for civil society has been closing around the globe, with a noticeable rise in restrictive laws and pushback by state and non-state actors. In mid-June, Ariadne, the European Foundation Centre, and the International Human Rights Funders Group convened an international group of funders for a two-day workshop to develop strategies to counter this trend.
The link between philanthropy, environment and development is key for a sustainable future, and the connection was very well made at the EFC AGA and Conference in Milan. Ana Pinho, WINGS knowledge management coordinator, reports.
Caroline Hartnell (Alliance magazine) reports from the 26th EFC Annual Conference in Milan, focusing on 2015 as a critical year for change. “European foundations have a responsibility to recognize that what is needed now is not system maintenance and recovery; it is system innovation, redesign and transformation.”
Because the state of cross-border giving is important to many of our members, today we are sharing the wider NPO coalition’s recently submitted comments on the draft FATF BPP, signed by more than 70 organizations, including important next steps your organization can take locally in the coming weeks.
Hanna Surmatz (EFC) gives an update on the Financial Action Task Force’s revision of the “Best Practices Paper” (BPP) on Recommendation 8, asking for support for the nonprofit sector recommendations from FATF member governments.