Ariadne’s Thread – November 2018

Ariadne’s Thread – November 2018
November 14, 2018 Lori Stanciu

November 2018

Ariadne’s Thread is a monthly update of events, briefings and research for social change and human rights funders. 


Ariadne News & Events

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SUBMIT NOW: SESSION PROPOSALS – ARIADNE POLICY BRIEFING 2019: The planning committee for the 2019 Policy Briefing invites you to submit session proposals for plenary and break-out sessions at this event to educate, inform and assist fellow funders. The deadline for submissions is Friday 30th November 2018. If you would like to submit a proposal, please download the session proposal template. Click here for more details and get in touch with should you have any questions.

TAKE PART IN THE 2019 ARIADNE FORECAST: Ariadne is creating its fifth Forecast for European Social Change and Human Rights Funders. We’re inviting you to help us forecast what funders think might happen in the year ahead, to develop a resource for the whole community. Click here for our short questionnaire. Your answers will help create the draft report to be presented to roundtable meetings of funders in the UK, the Netherlands, France, Italy and Germany in January and February, where there will be commentaries from senior forecasters in each location. This input will go to create the 2019 Ariadne Forecast, the aim of which is to help funders and civil society discover new trends, see the big picture and plan ahead. The deadline for filling in the questionnaire is 7th December 2018. Please email with any questions.

REGISTER NOW – WEBINAR SERIES ON THE 2019 EUROPEAN ELECTIONS: In May 2019, hundreds of millions of EU citizens will again have the opportunity to decide who will represent them in the European Parliament. According to a Reuters analysis, the far-right bloc in the European Parliament might grow by some 60%. That would leave those who are hostile to deeper EU integration and who seek to shame and blame immigrants with around a fifth of the legislature. This is enough to challenge the established parties and crack open internal divisions in the EU. Ariadne and the European Programme for Integration and Migration have therefore joined forces for a special webinar series, which offers funders analyses and practical approaches for supporting their partners over the coming seven months. The series will also highlight opportunities for funding initiatives that strive for change at the European level. These webinars will take place on 27th November, 4th December & 11th December. To register, please click here.

REGISTER NOW – A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO CAPACITY BUILDING OF EUROPEAN ANTI-DISCRIMINATION NGOs: This meeting will gather representatives of grantmaking foundations to discuss a potential collaborative approach to support NGOs’ capacity-building and exchanges. The discussions will be based on Ariadne’s Seeking an Inclusive Europe report, the results of related workshops and the insights gathered during an upcoming survey of the CSOs’ needs. This meeting will be held in English and is open to representatives of grantmaking foundations who support projects for social change and human rights both in national contexts and internationally within Europe. The event will take place on Wednesday 28th November at 12.00-17.00 CET in Brussels, Belgium. To register, please click here.

REGISTER NOW – THE UNDERPINNING STORIES: CLIMATE & SCALE: You are invited to join the CLIMA Fund (formerly Grassroots Climate Solutions Fund) for an online dialogue exploring how funders understand “scale” in what and how they fund. Ariadne is the co-sponsor of this event, alongside Environmental Grantmakers Association, the Human Rights Funders Network, Confluence Philanthropy, the Center for Story-Based Strategy, Justice Funders, and the Whitman Institute. Scale – what it looks like, when and how to achieve it and when and how not to, and funders’ role in supporting scale – is tricky. How can we be driven by the urgency of climate change, while slowing down enough to listen and make choices that will effectively reduce emissions and sustain all life? In this online conversation, we will unpack how funders approach scale in their work and how that impacts who and what is funded. The session – the second of five in the series – will include a dialogue between invited speakers, followed by smaller group conversations among participants. The webinar will take place on Thursday 13th December at 17:00-18:30 GMT / 18:00-19:30 CET. To register, please click here.

BLOG – NEW GUIDE HELPS HUMAN RIGHTS FUNDERS BALANCE TENSION BETWEEN RISK & TRANSPARENCY: In this blog for Glasspockets, Julie Broome of Ariadne and Tom Walker of The Engine Room write how our new conversation guide on sharing data responsibly helps human rights funders balance tension between risk and transparency. Click here for the blog, and here for the report.

SAVE THE DATE – 2019 ARIADNE POLICY BRIEFING: Ariadne is pleased to announce that the 2019 Ariadne Policy Briefing will be held Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th April 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Individuals from The Social Change Initiative, Fondazione con il Sud, The Baring Foundation, Calala Women’s Fund, SOLIDARNA – Foundation for Human Rights and Solidarity, Fondation Abbé Pierre and Adessium will join this year’s planning committee. More details will follow on the portal soon.

REGISTER NOW – ARIADNE PORTAL TUITION: An hour of tuition to improve your skill in using the Ariadne Portal will be held on Tuesday 20th November at 15:00 GMT. This is an online webinar you can participate in from your desk. To join, you will need a computer or tablet (iPad/Android) to watch the online demonstration. To register, please click here. For additional portal tuition dates, please click here.

*To register for Ariadne events, your institution must be a member organisation of Ariadne. For questions regarding your membership status, please contact Hannah Stevens.


New Research, Articles and Judgements

Lift the ban: Why people seeking asylum should have the right to work: This report  from a coalition of think tanks, businesses and faith groups has called for a change in government policy which prohibits people seeking asylum in the UK from working. Currently, until their cases are settled asylum seekers can’t work.  Decisions can take years, and in the meantime they are left to survive on just £5.52 a day. The lift the ban report argues for a policy change. Polling by the coalition showed that 71% of people agreed with the change in policy which it argues would produce net gains of £42.4 million for the Government.

European Parliament resolution on the rise of neo-fascist violence in Europe: The European Parliament has backed a resolution aimed at curbing the rise of neo-fascist violence in Europe and more broadly racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance. It is the first time a resolution of this kind has been adopted since 1999, and it is an important position for the parliament ahead of the EU election. The resolution calls for Member States to condemn all forms of Holocaust denial, to outlaw organisations that glorify Nazism and fascism and to take decisive action against hate crime and hate speech.

Handbook on Registering a Civil Society Organisation : As our world becomes more globalised, civil society organisations are increasingly finding that they have choices in finding the right place to set up. While some countries support a strong and vibrant civil society and make it easy to operate, others may not. This handbook has been prepared for those that wish to set up an organisation at home or in another country, or to compare conditions for incorporation and operation between countries. It provides comparative information on 10 selected countries in Europe and the Middle East and North Africa region.

Back to the future: returning to human rights: In this article for OpenGlobalRights, Mona Younis argues that, by neglecting citizen engagement, the human rights movement has failed not only to secure all rights but has put the civil and political rights already secured at risk, including in the North.

‘A political choice’: UN envoy says UK can help all who hit hard times: During his UK tour to examine the impact of austerity, UN Special Rapporteur on Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston, stated that a wealthy country could decide to help all those who hit hard times, ensure that they don’t slip through the net and are able to live a life of dignity: ‘it’s a political choice.’ This article from The Guardian reports.

Civil Society Under Russia’s Threat: Building Resilience in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova: This article from Chatham House argues that building the resilience of societies and institutions offers a potentially viable strategy for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova to achieve more secure and less damaging cohabitation with Russia.

The privilege of remedy: how accessible is the ECtHR? In this article for OpenGlobalRights, Leyla-Denisa Obreja argues that, whilst the European Court of Human Rights is supposed to help victims of rights violations seek justice, but procedural hurdles are preventing access for those that need it most.

Terrible human rights record no obstacle to a seat on Human Rights Council: The International Service for Human Rights has released a statement highlighting that, amongst the 18 newly elected members of the UN Human Rights Council, are countries that blatantly violate the required criteria.

Power and safety: rethinking protection for human rights defenders: In this article for OpenGlobalRights, James Savage and Lisa VeneKlasen write that the protection and resilience of Human Rights Defenders demands that we all better understand and navigate how power and violence operate in both public and private arenas.

Haqq and Hollywood: Illuminating 100 years of Muslim tropes and how to transform them: The angry, but inept, terrorist. The bumbling Sheikh. The sultry belly dancer. The ‘Good’ Muslim vs. the ‘Bad’ Muslim. These are just a few of the tropes about Muslims that have dominated American film and television screens for more than a century. Too often, these negative and false ideas give fuel to anti-Muslim public sentiment and punitive public policies. Yet, there is hope. In the last few years, more authentic and nuanced stories reflecting the diversity and complexity of Muslim communities have started to emerge from Hollywood. Read about all of this, and more, in a new report by Pop Culture Collaborative Senior Fellow Dr. Maytha Alhassen.


Blogs and Other Sites of Interest

PODCAST: Awake at night: UNHCR has launched a podcast series entitled ‘Awake at night’ focused on the people who have dedicated their lives to helping people who have been forced to flee. Listeners join UNHCR’s communications chief, Melissa Fleming, in personal conversations with an array of humanitarian workers, and learn what drives them to risk their own lives protecting and assisting people displaced by war.

VIDEO: Challenging human rights leadership:  Marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Elders joined former UN High Commissioners and young leaders to discuss the future of human rights and ethical leadership. A video of this event is available.

PODCAST: Rewriting Our Cultural Narrative for a More Just Society: In this Stanford Innovation Review podcast, Rashad Robinson, president of Color of Change, speaks about the nature of political and cultural power and the importance of continually assessing the nonprofit sector’s efforts to bring about change.

PODCAST: Tommy Robinson and the far-right’s new playbook: The former EDL leader is one of a new breed of entrepreneurial activists who are bringing extremist myths into the mainstream – while also claiming they are being silenced. This audio long read podcast from The Guardian investigates. The text version is available here.

VIDEO: The Intersex Diaries: At birth, Anick’s doctors didn’t know if he was a boy or a girl. At 18 he found out he was intersex. In this video, he meets other intersex people as he prepares for his final surgery. Produced by BBC Radio 1, this is a short introduction to some of the issues faced by young, intersex people.

INTERVIEW: “Anti-discrimination work without intersectionality is bound to fail in the long run:” In this interview, Emilia Roig, founder and executive director of Berlin-based Center for International Justice (CIJ) talks about intersectionality in Germany. The CIJ has recently set up a YouTube channel, and you can check out its first video: ‘What’s the Center for Intersectional Justice?’

PHOTOGRAPHY: The Damned of the Mountain: This series of photographs and accompanying text reflect on photographer Moises Saman’s long-term documentation of the plight of the Yazidi people in Iraq’s Sinjar district.

VIRTUAL REALITY: Remember the Umbrella Movement? Four years ago, many occupied the streets of Hong Kong calling for democracy. Now protesters are getting charged. Immerse yourself in the occupied streets of 2014 through this 360˚ VR clip from Amnesty International.

ARTICLE: Keeping AI Accountable with Science Fiction, Documentaries, and Doodles: The artificial intelligence (AI) behind our screens has an outsized impact on our lives – it influences what news we read, who we date, and if we’re hired for that dream job. More than ever, it’s essential for internet users to understand how this AI works – and how it can go awry, from radicalising YouTube users to promoting bias to spreading misinformation. In this article, Mozilla announces funding for seven art and advocacy projects that shine a light on the AI at work in our everyday lives.

VIDEO: #MeToo, A Year On: This event considers whether the #MeToo campaign, and its international variants, have transcended clicktivism and translated into substantive societal change. A video of this Chatham House event is available.

Do you have a great blog post, case study or podcast you’d like to contribute? We would love to feature it. Email Hannah Stevens at


Giving in Numbers 2018: In the largest, most robust, industry-leading, and internationally-recognised research of corporate social investment, CECP: The CEO Force for Good, in association with The Conference Board, found in their annual Giving in Numbers: 2018 Edition report that leading corporations are intensifying efforts to meet key societal needs around the world. Giving in Numbers: 2018 Edition is based on data from 252 companies. This report presents a profile of corporate philanthropy and employee engagement and includes a Trends Summary that highlights the prominent features of corporate societal investment.

How domestic philanthropy can transform the Balkans: In this article for Alliance Magazine, Nathan Koeshall asks if, in the countries of the Western Balkans, shaking off long-standing socialist traditions where the state provides for all, can a culture of personal or collective philanthropy emerge at the same pace as democratic and market-oriented changes in the spheres of politics and business? To what extent is the durability of social reform in these countries still reliant on external funding and support?

Philanthropy to Israel and Palestine – it’s time to change the framing: In this article for Alliance Magazine, Nora Lester Murad comments on a piece in its special feature on diaspora philanthropy, which set out to highlight philanthropy in the Israeli-Palestinian context by placing short portraits of prominent Jewish philanthropists who support Israel next to an interview with a Palestinian philanthropist. She argues that presenting Jewish and Palestinian philanthropists in this way perpetuates the fiction that there are two equal sides, and that the best way to stay neutral is to give an impression of ‘balance’ when none in fact exists. In reality, this so-called ‘balanced approach’ hides much more than it illuminates and is part of the reason why a just peace is elusive.

Why let go of power? In this article for GrantCraft, Jovana Djordjevic and Ruby Johnson of FRIDA, The Young Feminist Fund write that philanthropy and cultures of giving are shifting as communities are finding autonomous ways to mobilise resources within their own communities, cultivating giving circles and leveraging crowdfunding campaigns. The uptick in the number of newer, less hierarchical funding models is evidence that traditional funding models may not always be well-suited to reach emerging needs and initiatives. From INGOs, public and private philanthropy, from Bilateral to Multilateral funders, there is an awareness that in a moment of so much uncertainty—we can be certain of the fact that things will not stay the same. Whether and how funders want to recognise and be responsive to this change, is the question. Click for new videos and participatory grantmaking mechanisms on GrantCraft.

Advocacy with a Small “a”—Big Ideas for Small Foundations: At Exponent Philanthropy’s 2018 National Conference, participants and panellists offered ideas for ways grantmakers can be advocates with a small “a.” This blog from Exponent Philanthropy shares some of the best ones.

‘OneInThreeWomen,’ the first European network of companies engaged against gender-based violence under the management of FACE: Seven CEOs from large companies have signed a Commitment Charter against gender-based violence at the launch of a European network of companies against gender-based violence, created by Kering Foundation and FACE Foundation. ‘OneInThreeWomen,’ the name of the new network that is part of the wider CEASE initiative, is the proportion of women who are victims of physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime. Read more here.

Democracy and sustainability – A look at international democracy promotion: In the German Association of Foundations’ blog Global Engagement, foundation representatives and experts in international cooperation share news and valuable experiences around the international work of foundations. The latest blog article by Dr Annette Kleinbrod (available in German and English) outlines important questions for funders working on international democracy promotion, setting the ground for discussions at the German Foundation Day on ‘Democracy’ in June 2019.

Power in Philanthropy: Most grantmakers that want to solve long-standing inequities in education, health, economic mobility, and other social issues know that success involves changing systems, policies, and attitudes. But equitable change requires the use of power to change the rules. How can grantmakers use their own power and empower others to create lasting change? This blog series from Stanford Social Innovation Review and the  National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy aims to explore popular concepts in philanthropy – such as risk, capacity building, and public leadership – through the lens of power and equitable outcomes.

Interview – Fran Perrin, Founder of Indigo Trust and 360Giving: In this podcast, Alliance Magazine speaks with philanthropist and social entrepreneur, Fran Perrin. Fran is the founder and director of the Indigo Trust, one of a network of 18 trusts established by Sainsbury family members following their success in the UK grocery business. While Indigo works mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, Fran herself is perhaps best known in philanthropy circles for her work setting up 360Giving. 360Giving is leading a veritable revolution in transparency in the world of British philanthropy by creating a common online standard for foundations and others to share funding data.

Reflections on the role of philanthropy in the world of work: This openDemocracy article argues that, if philanthropic foundations want to positively affect the lives of workers, then they should use their money to hold the powerful to account and to help workers be heard. This piece was written in response to a roundtable on the future of work, in which 12 experts explained recent changes to the nature of work and offer new ideas in labour policy, organising, and activism.

The next Thread will go out on Thursday 13th December. We would love to hear from you! Please contact Hannah Stevens by 11th December if you would like to share announcements, events, or resources for the next issue.


Jobs and Tenders

Vice President of Programs – Empower – the Emerging Markets Foundation: EMpower – the Emerging Markets Foundation is seeking a Vice President of Programs. The successful candidate will lead EMpower’s programmatic work, including grant-making, contributing significant expertise and strategy to shape future growth. They will be a dynamic, experienced leader, with deep programmatic knowledge and management experience, managing a strong team of seasoned professionals in multiple global locations. Location: London, United Kingdom or New York, United States. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Programme Officer (Special Interest Programme) – Oak Foundation: Oak Foundation is looking for a Programme Officer to join its Special Interest Programme (SIP). SIP grants reflect the special interests of the Foundation’s Trustees and are diverse, covering a range of fields including medical research, humanitarian aid and development, education, access to the arts and environmental issues. Under the supervision of the Head of Programme, Programme Officers make and manage these grants. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to deepen knowledge on and explore many issues and to work with inspirational partners from all over the world. Location: London, United Kingdom. Deadline for application is 14th December 2018.

Research and Evaluation Manager – Paul Hamlyn Foundation: Paul Hamlyn Foundation is recruiting a Research and Evaluation Manager. This role offers the opportunity to help to develop and refine existing systems and processes for evidence and knowledge; contribute to a culture of organisational learning and to work closely with colleagues across the organisation and externally on a range of projects in support of the Foundation’s work. The successful candidate will help the Foundation to use evaluation and research to learn more about the effectiveness of its work and to understand and improve its impact. They will also work with grantees and other partners to support them in learning about and developing their work. Location: London, United Kingdom. Deadline for applications is 26th November 2018.

Grants Administrator – AB Charitable Trust: AB Charitable Trust is looking for a Grants Administrator to join its team. The Trust funds charities that support marginalised and excluded people, with a focus on: migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; criminal justice and penal reform; and human right, particularly access to justice. The successful candidate will make a valuable contribution to the work of the Trust and will enable greater efficiency and effectiveness in its organisation’s grant making. Location: London, United Kingdom. Deadline for application is 26th November 2018.

Team Manager – Open Society Foundations: The Open Society Initiative for Europe is seeking a Team Manager to be in charge of a portfolio of grants called ‘Reclaiming Local Public Spheres in Central Europe.’ The grants support those working with civil society organisations to strengthen, revive, and above all widen the constituencies that support open society values, as well as local initiatives to solve problems at community level through participation, inclusion and equality. The work focuses on Hungary, Poland, Czechia and Slovakia. Location: Berlin, Germany. Deadline for application is 30th November 2018.

Programme Officer (International Migration Initiative) – Open Society Foundations: OSF is recruiting a Programme Officer to join the 21st Century Protection programme of its International Migration Initiative. The successful candidate will focus on defining how OSF will pursue advancements to, and reinvigorate support for, existing and nascent protection mechanisms in the context of refugee and displacement situations. They will contribute to global-level work on the state of international protection and role of the international community (including philanthropy), while also pursuing national and/or local-level work in order to galvanise political will, national ownership, and community support for hosting refugees and migrants.  Location: London, United Kingdom or New York, United States. Deadline for application is 2nd December 2018.

Systems Associate, Impact and Investment – Comic Relief: Comic Relief is hiring a Systems Associate to play a crucial role in the delivery of a great service to the users of its grants management system. Working with internal and external users of the system, the successful candidate will be responsible for the process of receiving and prioritising requests for technical support, helping drive improvements and increasing knowledge of the system. They will be a part of the Learning and Strategy team, so will work with colleagues to constantly identify and understand potential changes they can make to create the best grant making process possible. Location: London, United Kingdom. Deadline: 25th November 2018.

*For more jobs, see the ‘Career Opportunities’ section on the landing page of the Ariadne portal.


Public Meetings

November 18th – December 1st
International Conference on Alternatives to Imprisonment: Turkey has the fastest growing prison population among European Council member countries and it has the eighth highest prison population in the world. In the current global context where prisons are becoming more widespread and preferred, the organisers of this conference argue in favour of the search for critical and alternative crime policies that do not focus on imprisonment. The conference will act as a platform to foster dialogue and discussion about alternatives to imprisonment. The event will take place between 24th and 25th November 2018 in Ankara, Turkey.

November 18th – 24th
Confronting the privatisation of war and security: This conference will seek to raise awareness of the increased participation of Private Military and Security Companies in conflict and homeland security settings. Currently, citizens around the globe are facing an increasingly complex international scenario where business interests and politicking are convoluting modern warfare, enabling the entry of privately held corporations with increased firepower and highly specialised training into conflict. Based on the proliferation and fragmentation of non-state armed actors, these corporations involved in war and conflict settings have capitalised on (in)security as a new way of business. Considering its potential externalities, it is urgent to promote joint research, to raise public awareness and to advance effective advocacy work on the implications that the privatisation of war and security can have on the democratic control of security policies and overall respect and protection of human rights worldwide. The event will take place on 22nd November 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

November 18th – 24th
Basel Convention on Philanthropy: International speakers from the NPO sector, politics, research, and business will come together to address the diversity and future challenges of philanthropy. The conference organisers invite you to join the conversation about the role of philanthropy in important issues such as digitalisation, migration, impact measurement, globalisation, health crises, democracy, and sustainability. The event will take place between 19th and 20th November 2018 in Basel, Switzerland.

December 9th – 15th
EFC Research Forum Workshop: Developing Foundation Thinking for Future Data Policy: Open data involves complex issues that research organisations are trying to grapple with, in relation to ethics as well as issues of security, data management and others. Although an open data policy has been pursued by the European Commission in the field of research, the new GDPR will have an impact. For data to be truly open to the general public, issues of accessibility must be considered. This workshop aims to unpack these issues which face researchers and research-funders alike. The workshop will open with a keynote exploring the issues that open data entails, including understanding the consequences and limits of implementing an open data policy. A panel of researchers will then present how they are dealing with open data and the lessons they have learned. As open data is a key policy in DG Research and the wider European Commission, participants will also look at Horizon Europe and the infrastructure being built on a European scale. The event will take place on 13th December 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.

November 25th – 1st December
How to be a Successful Advocate: A Hands-On Workshop on Advocacy: Inspired by his work with dozens of organisations around the globe, including NGOs, donor organisations, media outlets and think tanks, Marius Dragomir has collected in the past 15 years a large database of advocacy tools and strategies, which is an invaluable body of knowledge for groups and organisations doing or planning to do advocacy work. Using this trove of information and the lessons he learned through his experience in designing, planning and running advocacy work, Dragomir has created a new, fully comprehensive advocacy methodology, which is heavily anchored in data and information and highly focused on results. The workshop provides the basis for planning fact-based advocacy work in the policy field. The workshop is mostly suited for NGOs and civil society groups involved in advocacy, donor organisations that fund advocates and advocacy campaigns, and think tanks. The event will take place between 28th – 30th November in Budapest, Hungary.

November 18th – 24th
Emergency Laws, Counter Terrorism and Human Rights: On 21st November, The Irish Council for Civil Liberties and International Network of Civil Liberties Organisations will host UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, for a public event on counter-terrorism measures and their impact on human rights. The event will take place on 21st November 2018 in Dublin, Hungary.

November 25th – December 1st
Populism: A Phoenix Rising from the Ashes! Are we witnessing the end of the multilateral and liberal order in trade, human rights and other domains of international policy-making? With self-declared ‘populist’ leaders being elected in North and South America as well as Europe and Asia, and autocrats concentrating more and more power through military ‘coups’ in the Middle East and beyond, the very possibility of defending ‘constitutional democracy’ around the world is at risk. This event’s panellists will interrogate the extent to which these processes represent real threats to constitutional democracies and explain some of the root causes behind these worldwide trends. They will also question the effects that these domestic changes may have on the multilateral and liberal international order, which many commentators saw as triumphant at the end of the Cold War. The event will take place on 26th November in Geneva, Switzerland.

November 25th – December 1st
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights will celebrate its 70th anniversary in December against a backdrop of fractured global politics and the rise of nationalist forces that reject many of the values the Declaration espouses. What strategies, tools and networks are civil society and other actors developing to adapt to this complex environment for human rights work? And what role does the Declaration and the human rights treaties it has inspired play in shaping responses to current global challenges such as deepening inequality, new forms of technology and climate change? Julie Broome, Ariadne; Phil Bloomer, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre; and Allison Corkery, Centre for Economic Social Rights will speak at this event. The event will take place on 29th November 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

November 18th – 24th
Fighting Misinformation: The Launch of the LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission Report: The LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission has been working with experts, practitioners and the public to identify structural causes of media misinformation and set out a new framework for strategic policy. This event will launch the Commission’s report, at which the report’s key recommendations will be presented to the public. The event will take place on 20th November 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Until Summer 2019
Room to Breathe: Open the door, put down your suitcase, take off your coat, let the outside world fade away. This is where it begins. A room that you can start to call a home. A room to breathe. Room to Breathe is an immersive experience inviting you to discover stories from generations of new arrivals to Britain. Journey through a series of rooms filled with personal narratives and objects that bring to life the struggles, joys, creativity and resilience of living in a new land. Explore rooms to sleep, eat, create and meet. Make these rooms your own. Open drawers, look through cupboards, settle into an armchair. Contribute your story and make connections to the past and present. The exhibition will be open until Summer 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Until February 2019
Stronger Together Part II: Building the Capacity of Movements: You are invited to a three-part webinar series; ‘how do we as grantmakers foster, support, and strengthen new or growing movements?’, ‘synergising nonviolent action and peacebuilding to strengthen movements and advance a just peace’ and another to be confirmed. The webinar series will be hosted by HRFN’s Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Working Group, coordinated by the American Jewish World Service and Global Fund for Women, and co-sponsored by Philanthropy New York. The webinars will take place on 12th December 2018, 9th January 2019 and 13th February 2019.

December 2nd – 8th
The history and future of the business and human rights movement: The idea that businesses have human rights responsibilities has become widely accepted as the result of the efforts of the so-called ‘business and human rights movement.’ How did this movement come into being? And how will it develop, going forward? As we prepare to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the speakers at this event will reflect on the history and future of the BHR movement. The first panel will discuss the history of the UN Guiding Principles and the efforts that preceded them. The second panel will look at the way forward for the BHR movement. How can the Guiding Principles be implemented effectively? Will there be an international treaty on business and human rights? What (other) pathways can and should be followed to achieve access to remedy for victims of corporate human rights abuse? The event will take place on 6th December 2018 in Oxford, United Kingdom.

February 17th – 23rd
Data on Purpose: Navigating the Digital Now: At its 5th annual Data on Purpose conference, Stanford Social Innovation Review will help nonprofit leaders identify the best ways to build data and technology capacity. Participants will weave together the latest research- and practice-based insights from data scientists and researchers, nonprofit and foundation leaders, policymakers, and other prominent experts, to help identify what is truly important, versus simply what is possible or what is urgent. The event will take place between 19th and 20th February 2019 in Stanford, United States.

November 18th – 24th
Hague Talks: Is there justice for children whose rights have been violated? November 20th is Universal Children’s Day, a celebration of the adoption the Convention on the Rights of the Child. At this event, speakers will share how they use the Convention in their efforts to improve the situation of children, and why it can sometimes have a clash of opposing ideals and interests. The event will take place on 20th November 2018 in The Hague, The Netherlands.

November 25th – December 1st
EVPA Annual Conference: EVPA invites you to attend its 14th Annual Conference ‘New Frontiers for Impact’ in Warsaw, Poland. Currently, only 2% of venture philanthropy investments are allocated to CEE, while 67% go to Western Europe. Social entrepreneurs face difficulties in accessing patient early stage capital that does not demand high financial returns. By organising this event in Central Eastern Europe, EVPA hopes to build a different message around the region, to increase resources and bring new actors into the sector. The event will take place between 29th and 30th November 2018 in Warsaw, Poland.

Ariadne is supported by the Oak Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Sigrid Rausing Trust, Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Adessium Foundation, Democracy and Media Foundation, and David and Elaine Potter Foundation.

Ariadne is also supported by voluntary contributions from its participants