Ariadne and EDGE Funders Alliance are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two networks, marking a commitment to their shared belief that they are complementary elements of a wider effort towards creating more equal and democratic societies.
The document – signed by Ariadne and EDGE at the 2019 EDGE Europe Retreat near Paris this week – sets out how the networks will share experience and expertise to help fulfil their respective missions, as well as develop joint activities to make better use of resources for systemic and social change. The decision comes after several years of building closer ties between the two organisations.
The networks consider the MOU to be emblematic of a dynamic form of philanthropy that is moving beyond competition, towards aligned efforts to support progressive ideas.
Ariadne and EDGE hope that their partnership will set an example for others, leading to theirs becoming just one thread in a net of collaborations between philanthropic infrastructure organisations in Europe.