This policy paper explores insights into philanthropic engagement for Europe – an idea they refer to as philanthropy with a European purpose. The report is based on a literature review and 20 interviews with cultural activists, policy makers, academic experts, leading foundation staff and representatives of philanthropic umbrella organisations. The paper concludes with a set of ideas about how to move philanthropy with a European purpose forward. These will be part of a follow-up exercise designing a high-level blueprint with concrete new instruments for philanthropy for Europe.
Wider Sense (2020) Imagine Philanthropy for Europe, European Cultural Foundation