European philanthropy manifesto

The “European Philanthropy Manifesto” is a call to policy makers in Europe to work towards a Single Market for Philanthropy which includes a better recognition of philanthropy in EU legislation, as well as at national level; supports cross-border philanthropy across the EU; and decreases today’s barriers for philanthropy in order to leverage the impact of donors’ and foundations’ spending of private resources for public good.

Institutional philanthropy in Europe includes more than 147,000 philanthropic organizations with an accumulated annual giving of nearly 60 billion euros. Besides funding and investments, these organizations combine an outstanding set of expertise, deep knowledge and excellent stakeholder networks in the areas of their activities that can be leveraged significantly with the appropriate framework conditions.