The 2019 European Foundation Centre Annual General Assembly and Conference will take place from 22-24 May in Paris, under the title “Liberté, égalité, philanthropie”.
Liberté, égalité, fraternité!”: who isn’t familiar with the French national motto which finds its roots in the Revolution of 1789 but is still considered the rallying call for freedom, equality and solidarity around the world today? Yet despite their universal nature and appeal, these three ideals are not (yet) fully realised: they continue to represent aims rather than achievements due to an array of critical and constantly evolving challenges. Bearing this in mind, how can European foundations: - Respond to the migration crisis as a challenge to freedom of circulation, an indicator of global inequalities and a test to human brotherhood? - Address the threats to freedom of speech and freedom of the press in an age of fake news and post-truth politics? - Help bridge long-standing inequalities in access to education, culture or health, and more recent ones such as the consequences of climate change or the digital divide? - Promote human rights in Europe, thirty years after the fall of the Iron Curtain? - Encourage new forms of solidarity and inclusion? Is philanthropy a modern adaptation of ‘brotherhood’?
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