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Hanna Surmatz, European Foundation Centre
European philanthropy could soon get a boost with a new tool to ensure that cross-border public-benefit initiatives find their legal home: The European Foundation Statute (EFS). Hanna Surmatz, Legal Counsel at the European Foundation Centre shares her insights on what this initiative means for European philanthropy.

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With greater mobility, growing awareness of international causes and the growth of cross-border giving, donor behaviour is changing. Transnational giving in Europe is growing, but legal and fiscal hurdles remain a significant challenge says Ludwig Forrest, Philanthropy Advisor at the King Baudouin Foundation and Coordinator of Transnational Giving Europe.

 

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Amidst public scrutiny and media reports that face-to-face fundraising can be aggressive, Liz Tait, Director of Fundraising at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home speaks out about why her charity uses the technique and the need for continued innovation in the field.

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