A report mapping charitable giving across Europe will be launched at the European Spring of Philanthropy event, which takes place on 12 May 2017 in Brussels.
The report, Giving in Europe, collates research from 20 European countries, estimating the total amounts donated by households, bequests, corporations, foundations and charity lotteries.
An initiative of European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP), the intention behind the project is not only to map philanthropic trends, but to contribute to reframing philanthropy in the mindset of policymakers and politicians in Europe.
Summary data released from the research team, indicates that giving in Europe accounts for at least 87.5 billion euros in 2013, with almost half (41.3 billion euros) coming from households, 21.7 billion euros from corporations and 16.8 billion euros from foundations. Legacy giving constitutes more than 4.8 billion euros and charity lotteries a further 2.8 billion euros.
The full publication, including a detailed description of what we know about giving by households, corporations, foundations and charity lotteries will also be available at www.europeangiving.eu.