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Debate in the European Parliament | Tuesday, 1st October 2019 / 17.00 – 19.00h | “Single Market for Philanthropy Helping unlock the potential for public good across Europe”

16 September 2019

This event is hosted by Vice-President Nicola Beer, MEP and aims to introduce the debate about the potential of philanthropy for the public good to MEPs and key stakeholders. Confirmed speakers include:

Philanthropy – some snapshots
Laurent Thieule, Project FC Kraainem, Belgium
Stefania Coni, Fondazione CRT, Italy

Speakers
Sven Giegold MEP, Greens, Germany
Kerstin Jorna, Deputy Director General DG ECFIN, European Commission
Ludwig Forrest, King Baudouin Foundation

Commentators
Eva Kaili MEP, S&D, Greece
Dr. Sergey Lagodinsky MEP, Greens, Germany
Ionut Sibian, Member of the EESC, Romania
Felix Oldenburg, CEO German Association of Foundations
Felix Fernández-Shaw, Director DG DEVCO, European Commission
Paul Nemitz, Principle Advisor DG Justice, European Commission

The event will kick off with a couple of philanthropy case-studies to illustrate the diversity and important complementary role of philanthropy, which is a tool for citizens to engage to contribute to the public good in Europe, and then have short keynote speeches looking at the topic from different perspectives, followed by some commentators.

Should you wish to attend, please contact the PA secretariat: max.abendroth@dafne-online.eu or hsurmatz@efc.be or register here.