Ariadne’s Thread – September 2015

Ariadne’s Thread – September 2015
septembre 17, 2015 Lori Stanciu

September 2015

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

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Ariadne News & Events

Matty,-Evelyn-and-Ariadne---saved-for-the-webWE’VE MOVED! Ariadne and Global Dialogue have moved offices to 17 Oval Way, London, SE11 5RR. Phone number +44 (0) 203 752 5540. Our first visitors were Matty Hart of the Global Philanthropy Project and Evelyne Paradis of ILGA-Europe.

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER: ARIADNE UK GRANT SKILLS-DAY: Ariadne will hold its 2015 Grant-Skills Day and Networking Dinner on Wednesday, September 23rd. This year, the Grant-Skills Day will focus on the Digital Dividend for Social Change and Human Rights Funders with the aim of developing the confidence and competence of funders to engage with digital technologies safely and effectively. The day will be a mixture of plenary and workshops and will be followed by the annual Ariadne UK Networking Dinner. All grant-makers, wherever they are based, are welcome to attend both the Day and the Dinner, where they will be able to meet new grant-makers and to make contact with old friends. We invite all Ariadne participants to register for both events.

REGISTER NOW: HOW FRAMING CAN HELP REGAIN PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS: Public opinion on human rights is often driven by the narrative of its opponents. This undermines established standards and hinders the promotion and protection of fundamental rights.  Advocates for human rights must consider new strategies to communicate their message, not only to help influence how people think but crucially to influence how they feel about human rights. Ariadne invites you to a learning workshop in London on this topic on October 7th, where funders will learn about ‘framing’, an innovative approach to communications that has seen real success in changing public understanding of social issues. We invite all Ariadne participants and broader civil society organisations to register for the event.

REGISTER: PRIVATE DONOR CONVENING FOR PHILANTHROPIC AND GOVERNMENT FUNDERS IN THE LGBTQI FIELD: Wednesday October 28th, Athens (in advance of the ILGA Europe conference). Ariadne, ILGA Europe and the Global Philanthropy Project invites you to a first time meeting in Europe of private philanthropy, bilateral and multi-lateral donors to share expertise about LGBTQI movement dynamics and develop strategies to address urgent human rights concerns facing LGBTQI individuals and communities. By joining this meeting you will meet key private and government donors who work globally; learn and share information about the state of European LGBTQI grantmaking; build shared awareness of the European funding map: who is funding where, what the gaps are; create and identify mechanisms for sustaining your work, and identify, together with peers, priorities for all funders for the next 12 months. The event is open to grant-makers only and the deadline for registrations is October 15th. 

SAVE THE DATE: 2nd TELE-BRIEFING – THE REFUGEE CRISIS IN EUROPE. Ariadne will hold a second tele-briefing to discuss the refugee crisis in and around Europe on Monday September 28th at 16:00 CEST, 15:00 BST, 10:00 EST. We will open registration soon.

SAVE THE DATE: CHILDREN’S RIGHTS IN THE UK – HOW HAS THE UK PERFORMED OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS AND WHAT STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE? Join Anne Longfield OBE, Children’s Commissioner for England and Enver Solomon, Director of Evidence and Impact at the National Children’s Bureau for a lunchtime briefing on November 11th at 12.00 BST.  A sandwich lunch will be provided. Venue: Barrow Cadbury Trust, Kean House, London. We will open registration soon.


The next Thread will go out on Monday, October 19th. We would love to hear from you! Please contact Lori Stanciu by October 15th if you would like to share announcements, events, or resources for the next issue. 


New Research, Articles and Judgements

Frameworks image“Small places, close to home”: successful communication on human rights: Neil Crowther, the Director of the Thomas Paine Initiative, writes that public support for human rights is not easy to achieve and maintain and therefore effective counter-framing is crucial to improve public opinion on human rights. He argues in an article written for Open Democracy, that addressing public opinion is not, first and foremost, a matter of providing accurate information and myth-busting (though both have a role) and that the strength of those opposing human rights lies less in the inaccurate information they promote, but in the successful way that they manage to frame the discourse on human rights. As Nat Kendall-Taylor and Kevin Nix have both noted, the way we frame certain human rights can dramatically change public opinion of those rights. Ariadne and Global Dialogue are organising a day long master-class and workshop on framing and why it matters with Nat Kendall-Taylor.

2015 State of Civil Society Report: Each year Civicus publishes the State of Civil Society Report, offering a comprehensive picture of civil society and the conditions it works in around the world. The report draws from a series of inputs contributed by members of the CIVICUS alliance, including thematic inputs from civil society leaders and experts, a survey of national level civil society networks that are members of the Affinity Group of National Associations (AGNA), and interviews with people close to the key civil society stories of the day. Each year the report has a special theme; this year it focuses on the resourcing of civil society. Read the full report here.

A Lost Decade? Reflections on Roma Inclusion 2005-2015: This publication marks the closure of the Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005-2015 and describes, explains and highlights the achievements and failures of the initiative. The publication provides an assessment of progress in the four priority areas including the cross-cutting issues; analyses the Roma participation part of the Decade; and offers suggestions for continuing work on Roma inclusion policies, targeting EU officials, national and sub-national government officials, civil society representatives and media. Read the full article here.

EU migration: Crisis in graphics: Asylum applications in Europe have already exceeded the totals for 2014.  By the end of July 438,000 refugees had applied for asylum, compared with 571,000 for the whole of last year. The BBC explains the EU migration through a series of graphs and statistics, which you can view here.

Conflict drives 13 million children out of school in the Middle East and North Africa: According to a new UNICEF report “Education Under Fire”, surging conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa are preventing more than 13 million children from going to school. The article looks at nine countries: Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Yemen, Libya, Sudan and the State of Palestine, that have been directly or indirectly impacted by violence. The report highlights a range of initiatives – including the use of self-learning and expanded learning spaces – that help children learn even in the most desperate of circumstances. It also details what the international community, host governments, policy makers, the private sector and other partners can do to help. Read the article here.

Why Aren’t Gulf Countries Taking in Syrian Refugees? The Gulf countries, the wealthiest states among the Arab world, are among the largest donors to Syrian refugees, but they do not take in refugees to their own countries as none of them officially recognises the legal concept of refugeehood. According to the article, this is not a specific issue of hostility to Syrian refugees: the six Gulf monarchies have never signed the international conventions on refugee rights and statelessness, which began to be established after the Second World War. Read more here.

Saudi suffragettes: Women register to vote for the first time in Saudi Arabia: For the first time in the history of Saudi Arabia, women can begin to register, vote and run in elections held in December of this year, thus marking a step forward for proponents of women’s rights in a country that has received heavy criticism for its treatment of women. Indeed, Saudi women are not, for example, allowed to drive nor can they travel or go to school without a male guardian. Nevertheless, such partial extension of suffrage to women can be translated as an indication that women will have an expanded role in Saudi civil society. See the full article here.


Blogs and Other Sites of Interest

Refugee crisisPODCAST: The world in 30 minutes: refugee podcast (commentary): ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks to ECFR’s CEO Dick Oosting and experts Susi Dennison and Josef Janning, about how the different EU countries are dealing with the crisis, Germany’s role, and how other countries might respond. Listen to the podcast here.

VIDEO: From Addis to Calais, one woman’s story:  One female migrant in Calais describes how and why she is trying to get through the Eurostar Tunnel to Britain. Back in her homeland she worked as a human rights activist, advocating for the rights of women but she is now stranded in Calais. She says she has no human rights: ‘‘We are human, not animals. I am afraid to sleep alone. I feel I am in Libya, I don’t feel like I am in Europe. Where is my family? Where is my daughter? Now I am alone. One day I’ll get my rights ’’. She filmed part of her journey from Libya to Italy, capturing children and their families on board. Discover the full story here.

Europe’s Double Refugee Crisis: Against the background of the rapidly growing number of asylum-seekers, Daniel Gros argues in this CEPS Commentary that the EU needs to take action on two fronts. First, member countries must urgently boost their capacity to deal with asylum applications, so that they can quickly identify those who truly deserve protection. Secondly, the EU needs to improve burden-sharing in providing shelter for those who gain asylum. In his view, international law – and basic morality – demands nothing less. See the full article here.

PODCAST: Right to education: Professor Sandra Fredman discusses emerging challenges to the right to education and investigates how human rights can ensure the enjoyment of education by all people. She examines the nature of the rights, its status and international law and policy, and its relationship with development agendas globally. She also looks at jurisdictions around the world where courts have developed the right within their constitutional orders. Listen to the podcast here.

For Many Refugees, Journey to Europe Begins on Facebook: Migrants hoping to flee war in the Middle East are using Facebook as their compass for finding the people smugglers they hope will get them to a better life in Europe. Refugees can find much of what they need to know on the social media site, from prices, fees and bribes they will have to pay on a journey fraught with dangers ranging from drowning at sea to suffocating in a lorry. See the full article here.

The European Court of Human Rights Uncovered: RightsInfo had published a new infographic that looks at what the European Court of Human Rights does, who it protects and why it matters. Explore it here.


closing space for civil societyTake part in the Sustainable Development Goals. Those who were present at the recent Disabling Environment Workshop in Berlin may remember that there were numerous discussions on how funders might engage more with development and humanitarian actors, and in particular with the Sustainable Development Goals, as a part of challenging the shrinking of civil space. Alliance magazine’s special feature in December will investigate philanthropy’s role in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and they are inviting funders to take part in an online survey to express their views and their knowledge about the SDGs. The results will form a part of Alliance’s coverage of these issues in its December 2015 issue and help both writers and readers plan their own SDGs approach. Take the survey here.

The Refugee Crisis – What’s happening in philanthropy? Recent pictures have brought to light the seriousness of the refugee crisis in Europe. Many actors in the philanthropy sector are quickly mobilising to gather and share information, make sense of what is going on, identify work on the ground that foundations can support and use to think about the best role (both immediately and in the long run) that they can play. Ariadne together with the European Foundation Centre, Alliance Magazine and IHRFG are currently hosting various events in response to the crisis. Find out more about these three initiatives here.

The Phenomenon Of The Closing Space For Civil Society. In recent years dozens of countries, that had previously accepted foreign funding of human rights have increasingly adopted new laws and measures in order to block this, often with the excuse of protecting national and international security. The problem is increasingly widespread, not just in oppressive states, but also in more moderate and democratic environments. In order to transfer funds, funders, and the groups they seek to support, are faced with extra administrative requirements and obstacles, or increasingly face an outright ban on receiving foreign funds. Poonam Joshi and David B. Mattingly from the Fund for Global Human Rights look at some of the answers that explain this rash of restrictive measures and what can funders do to counter it. See more here.

The Long Road to Stimulating Tech Innovation in Africa. Innovation, entrepreneurship and private sector involvement have the potential to reduce unemployment, tackle societal challenges and stimulate economic growth in Africa. Despite this, currently few are willing to invest at the risky but crucial early stages. This paper highlights a number of successful cases and emphasizes that project failures are often linked to unrealistic financial expectations in the short term on the side of the investors. It also highlights a number of cases where collaborative efforts of different trusts have been successful in creating nuclei for tech business start ups.

Arab philanthropy: from social giving to social change: According to Alliance magazine, a surge in Arab philanthropy by a new generation is challenging views on wealth and approaches to impact. In the magazine’s latest issue, Atallah Kuttab, founder and chairman of SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory,
 Natasha Matic, chief strategy adviser to Saudi Arabia’s King Khalid Foundation, and Noha El-Mikawy, representative for the Ford Foundation’s Middle East and North Africa office, explain that Arab philanthropy is not a unified ecosystem of coordinated parts. It is a diverse and complex combination of sources of funding, intermediaries and beneficiaries, which varies greatly depending on which part of the Arab world we are talking about. They describe the Arab philanthropy ecosystem, and underline that in all the countries of the region there is a longstanding tradition of social giving in a variety of forms and inclusive of all faiths. Read more here.


Jobs and Tenders

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Program Officer for South East Asia – Global Fund for Human Rights: The Fund is seeking a highly qualified applicant for the position of Program Officer for Southeast Asia.  Within Southeast Asia, the Fund currently operates grant making programs in Thailand, The Philippines, and Burma, supporting frontline organizations to protect and promote natural resource rights, labor rights, freedom of expression, and rights related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, among other issues. Preference will be given to candidates who are based in Southeast Asia, London, or the Washington, DC area. Candidates must have experience in living, working, or traveling extensively in Thailand, The Philippines, and/or Burma. Closing date for applications: until filled. Learn more here.  

Grants Officer – City Bridge Trust: The City of London Corporations’ charity, City Bridge Trust, is expanding its work and recruiting a new grants officer. The officer will assess applications to the Trust, manage a portfolio of active grants, and assist in the provision of advice to the grants committee on policy development, identifying trends and developments in the voluntary sector which might inform that process and impact grant making. Candidates must have proven experience in assessing, managing, monitoring and evaluating grants in either a grant-making trust or a public grant-maker. Location: London. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 25 September 2015. Learn more here.

Grants Managers – Paul Hamlyn Foundation: Paul Hamlyn are recruiting for three full-time Grants Managers, with a focus on – respectively – access & participation in the arts; education and learning through the arts in schools and educational institutions; and vulnerable young people facing complex transitions into adulthood. The ideal candidate will be pro-active, highly organised, good at following tasks through to their completion, and have excellent communication skills. Location: London. Closing date for applications: noon (12 pm) on Monday 28 September. Learn more here.

Senior Program Coordinator – Green Alliance for Gender Action: Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM) leads the Green Alliance for Gender Action (GAGA) that is jointly implemented with Mama Cash and Both ENDS in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (MFA). The overall objective of this 5-year program is to catalyze the collective power of the women’s rights and environmental justice movements towards realizing a world in which women can and do exercise their rights to water, food security and a clean, healthy, and safe environment. The Coordinator will ensure that planning processes facilitate and generate value added between Alliance members and key partners and will monitor that the program is on track in delivering alliance-level results. Location: Managua, Nicaragua. Closing date for applications: October 20th 2015. Learn more here.

Fellowships in International Human Rights – Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch is currently looking for fellows to monitor human rights developments in various countries, conduct on-site investigations, draft reports on human rights conditions, and engage in advocacy and media outreach aimed at publicising and curtailing human rights violations. The fellowships are open to recent graduates of law schools or graduate programs in journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide so please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested. Location: New York or Washington, D.C. Deadline for applications is October 8, 2015. Learn more here.

Programme Manager – GMSP Foundation: GMSP Foundation was set up by the Sachdev family to formalise the family’s charitable giving and to give strategically to create social change. The programme manager will assist in managing the day-­to­-day of various projects and partnership work, as well as contributing to the strategic planning of the organisation. Qualified candidates should have knowledge of gender issues and be passionate about creating change. The small team environment involves significant responsibility as well as the opportunity to collaborate and interact with a diverse set of external stakeholders. Location: London. Deadline 30 September 2015. Learn more here.


Public Meetings


November 2nd – November 7th
Europe’s Strategic Choices – Building Prosperity and Security: Europe is operating in an increasingly complex environment and faces difficult challenges in the areas of economic competitiveness, energy investment and security policy. These challenges make this an important moment to reinvigorate the debate about Europe’s place in the world, and its ability to protect its interests and enhance its prosperity. Launched by Chatham House in 2014, this annual European strategic dialogue will explore these issues by bringing together senior politicians, business leaders and academics to discuss how European countries can respond individually and collectively to global challenges, exploring developments between Europe and its neighbours through three themes: security, prosperity and energy. Held in association with demos Europa, Centre for European Strategy and the Institute for Security Policy, University Kiel. 5th – 7th November 2015. Location: Ritz Carlton, Berlin. See more here.


September 10th – October 20th
Laying Foundations for Change: This exhibition showcases some of the photographs which make up Laying Foundations for Change, the publication which captures the vision driving The Atlantic Philanthropies’ capital investments in buildings. Working in their local environments, photographers such as Donovan Wiley, Jo Ractliffe and Jim Goldberg have visually explored the capital investments of The Atlantic Philanthropies. Their photographs are testaments to the impact that investments in buildings can have on health, education, culture and the livelihood of millions around the globe. Location: Philanthropy House, Brussels.

November 9th – 13th
EuroPhilantopics 2015 – Trust Matters – A lever to deliver better social justice outcomes: EuroPhilantopics is a dialogue between philanthropy actors and EU policy makers which aims to make clearer the potential synergies and collaborations between EU institutions and philanthropy. Through a series of conversations, EuroPhilantopics 2015 aims to get to new ways of public service design and delivery which are authored jointly by policymakers and the communities they are intended to benefit, as well as provide a platform to learn and exchange practice, and showcase concrete examples, approaches and learning from foundations. 10th of November 2015. Location: Bozar, Brussels. See more here.

November 16th – November 20th
Save the date: European Environmental Funders Group 5th Annual meeting: The 5th annual meeting of this network will bring funders together with diverse stakeholders (NGOs, policy-makers, think-tanks, business, and others) to discuss systemic issues affecting the environmental agenda. This is an opportunity for networking, intelligence sharing, and strategic reflection on funding opportunities and start-ups. The event will take place on the 17th – 18th of November, in Brussels. More details will follow soon here.


November 19th – 21st and November 26th – 28th
CSI Expert Training: Social Investment & Impact, and Foundation Strategies for Impact: The Centre for Social Investment workshops introduce attendees to the fundamentals of CSI’s core issues: impact measurement, social innovation or foundation strategies. The Executive Training on Social Investment & Impact (November 19th – 21st) introduces its participants to the thinking and conceptualising of impact measurement, whilst the Executive Training on Foundation Strategies for Impact (November 26th – 28th) helps participants get in touch with essential basics that lead to reasonable, strategic decisions. Both events will take place in Heidelberg, Germany.


September 28th – October 2nd
Strengthening the cooperation and security of human rights defenders: The annual KIOS Autumn seminar will focus on how human rights work can be amplified in today’s world, by strengthening regional cooperation and the security of human rights defenders. Read more here.


September 30th – October 2nd 
Grantmakers East Forum 2015: Creating equal opportunities: overcoming divides: The 20th annual Grant-makers East Forum (GEF) will take place from the 30th of September to the 2nd of October in Istanbul, Turkey, hosted by Vehbi Koç Foundation. Sessions will focus on youth employment; social entrepreneurship; gender-sensitive grant-making; fair access to resources; freedom of expression; and social fabric in contested territories. Two workshops will also provide ideas and solutions to achieve successful storytelling and to assess impact of initiatives.


September 28th – October 2nd  
Business and Human Rights: Bridging the Governance Gap: Next year will mark five years since the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Chatham House will bring together various stakeholders to consider a range of issues about the direction of business and human rights. 28th September 2015 – 18:00 to 19:30 GMT+1. Location: Chatham House, London, UK. Register here.

October 12th – 16th
United Nations at 70: International Law and the Achievement of UN Aims: To coincide with the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, this event, hosted by the UN Office of Legal Affairs and Chatham House, will reflect on its achievements over the past seven decades. Is the current international legal framework capable of fulfilling the aims articulated in the opening of the UN Charter? Has the attempt to subject the use of force by states to the rule of law failed? To what extent have international human rights laws and institutions succeeded in achieving the UN vision of a world in which human rights are realised? What has been the contribution to justice and respect for international law of the International Court of Justice and other courts and institutions set up under the UN system? The conference will bring together academic experts and legal practitioners with representatives of governments, international organizations and NGOs. 16th October 2015, 09:45 – 17:00. Location: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London. See more here.

October 19th – October 23rd
Environmental Funders Network Autumn Lunch with Dr. Jules Pretty: EFN’s Autumn Lunch will feature a talk from Dr. Jules Pretty, author of The Edge of Extinction, about the connections between nature and human health and well-being. Jules has written and edited several books on the braiding of nature and people, exploring the importance of place and the land for identity and health of individuals and cultures. His research focuses on agricultural sustainability, nature and health and consumption patterns and well-being. 12.00-14.15, 22 October 2015, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, London. Register with Florence Miller.

October 19th – 23rd
Diversity, Migration and Integration Thematic Network Meeting
: The European Foundation Centre’s (EFC) Diversity, Migration and Integration Thematic Network meeting aims to bring together EFC members to network, to learn from one another and to identify potential issues of common interest. This meeting will focus on messaging and on changing the narrative on migration. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how some organisations go about this work and to reflect with their peers from different parts of Europe. Attendees will also hear from local projects, possibly to understand how UK-based organisations are working with undocumented young people in new and creative ways. Location: Barrow Cadbury Trust, London. Learn more here.

October 19th – 23rd
Justice, Accountability and Human Rights in India: Come to the event where Dushyant Dave, a highly regarded and widely known Senior Advocate and President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of India speaks from his considerable experience about the issues of accountability and justice at stake in India today. His talk will discuss the focused and vigorous campaigns needed across the legislature, executive and judiciary to address serious human rights violations, provide sound systems of redress and ensure strict standards of democratic and legal accountability. Wednesday, 21st October 2015, from 18.30 – 20:00 GMT+1. Location: Old Theatre, Old Building, London School of Economics, London, UK. This event is free to attend and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come first served basis. More information here.

December 7th – 11th
Fighting the Behemoth: Law, politics and human rights in times of debt and austerity: Recent events have put Greece in the spotlight and at the forefront of critical questions that connect human rights protection, democracy, debt, and austerity. Join the event and witness Zoe Konstantopoulou expose the truth behind the debt and human crises in Greece. Thursday 10 December, from 18.30 – 20:00 GMT+1. Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics, London, UK. This event is free to attend and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come first served basis. More information here.


November 29th – December 4th
EVPA Annual Conference – Different Voices, A shared Future: The EVPA Annual Conference is a meeting on venture philanthropy and social investment in Europe, attracting around 500 delegates annually, and bringing together a variety of players including social investors, donors, foundations, private equity organisations, advisory firms, private banks, academic institutions and some selected social entrepreneurs. Recognised experts and practitioners identified by an international conference committee lead the various debates, panels and round tables. Location: Madrid, Spain. 1st – 2nd December 2015. Learn more here.


September 21st -25th
Philanthropy Engaged: Implementing and Achieving the Post-2015 Agenda: In September, world leaders will gather in New York for the United Nations Summit to Adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda, where they will set the course for tackling the world’s social, environmental, and economic challenges in the years to come. What does philanthropy bring to this agenda and what role can it play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? This meeting’s programme will feature four thematic roundtables, designed around specific SDGs: education; employment; climate change; urban sustainability and inequality.
For more information, contact Location: Ford Foundation, New York.


November 9th – November 13th
Save the date: 2015 European Pro Bono Forum: The European Pro Bono Forum provides an international perspective on pro bono practice in Europe. By bringing together a growing and influential community of lawyers, individuals from the NGO sector, law professors and students that recognise the urgency of developing pro bono work, PILnet’s European Pro Bono Forum offers a setting where participants can explore how they can best collaborate to address critical social issues. 11th – 13th November 2015. Location: NH Collection Roma Vittorio Veneto, Rome. More details here.


October 26th -30th
2015 African Philanthropy Forum: The 2015 APF Conference will look at some of the key levers that can protect and build the capacity of Africa’s human capital and talent — investments in better health systems to improve health indicators and ward off the threat of epidemics; investments in STEM and centers of excellence to nurture the innovators of tomorrow. See more here


October 26th – 30th
Private Donor Convening for Philanthropic and Government Funders in Countering Violent Extremism: Thursday October 29th, The Hague. Private philanthropy, as well as bi- and multilateral donors will share and provide each other with insights and ideas on the issue as well as the challenges. This convening will provide an important opportunity to share development opportunities, and to build relationships for effective cooperation between grant-makers in this field. This meeting is for grant-makers only and will be solicitation free. To register, please email Meredith Stricker,  by October 15th latest. 


September 21st – 25th
Europe and the Refugees: European Council on Foreign Relations’ Warsaw office will be hosting this public debate to explore what kind of solidarity is needed in the face of the current refugee crisis, and how much is possible. The debate will be held in English and Polish, and will hear from Mattia Toaldo (European Council on Foreign Relations) – expert on Middle East, Libya and migration; Kai-Olaf Lang (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin) – expert on the EU and Central and Eastern Europe; and Maciej Duszczyk (Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw) – expert on migration policy. Location: Stefan Batory Foundation, Warsaw. 23rd of September, 15:30 – 17:15. Read more here.

Ariadne is supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies, Barrow Cadbury Trust, Ford Foundation, Oak Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Sigrid Rausing Trust and Zennstrom Philanthropies.

Ariadne is also supported by voluntary contributions from its participants

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