Ludwig Forrest is Head of International Philanthropy at the King Baudouin Foundation and provides information, guidance and tailor-made help on strategic philanthropy to private donors, families, businesses and professional advisers who wish to engage in public benefit initiatives. He serves as well as international philanthropy architect for global philanthropic movements. Helping donors and beneficiaries to find effective solutions for international philanthropic intentions, and fostering and simplifying the European cross-border giving environment by promoting the Transnational Giving Europe network are his main objectives.
Ludwig is also member of the Board of the Belgian Federation of Philanthropic Foundations and highly involved in the joint DAFNE and EFC Philanthropy Advocacy initiative. He advocates at national and EU-level, and is publicist and regular speaker/moderator at international conferences. He was appointed to take the Expert role for the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Opinion “Philanthropy, an untapped potential in Europe”. Also he organized and coordinated the first four editions of the the Spring of Philanthropy gathering last time more than 1500 persons from Belgium and Europe interested in Philanthropy.