News: European Foundation Center Annual Meeting in Brussels

Members of most important environmental foundations met on the 6th annual meeting of the EFC Environmental Group in Brussels.
The discussions during this years’ annual gathering in Brussels were no doubt influenced by the recent north American election (and Brexit). The group of European funders see however a positive note on the increased importance of investing in the environment and in society development — our work is more important than ever. Every year, the meeting of the Environmental Funders group in Brussels helps get an update on the Environmental policies and focus, funding opportunities and potential collaborations. The program had a particular focus on climate change, communication and circular economy.
The third edition of the Environmental Funding by European Foundations report was presented; one of the key findings is the big funding gap between Eastern and Western Europe. The European grants from European foundations remain very unevenly distributed and very little support is given to Central and Eastern European countries.