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The RecoRa Institute;
The European Practice EXchange (EPEX) is a small international network of organisations and individual members working in the fields of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of radicalisation and exit work both within and outside of prison. It aspired to take up the challenge of amplifying, strengthening and connecting practitioners' voices. This publication is the outcome of an intense three-year exchange, as a reply to the following questions: "How can we create a peer-to-peer network for those working in the prevention of radicalisation that offers a space to their (shared) topics and interests? What if, based on this, practitioners wrote a book together?". The document is written as much for other practitioners as it was for those who are curious to hear the voices of professionals with first-hand expertise.
This report released by Siemens Stiftung shines a spotlight on imperative solutions for social development's biggest hurdle: financing. The report is the result of an international expert round table which took place in Cairo in conjunction with the 2019 empowering people. Award ceremony on July 11. Involved in the round table were social entrepreneurs from around the globe, leading experts from the fields of social finance, development politics, philanthropy, and technologies for development. Based on their fresh perspectives and expertise, promising solutions and ideas came from these discussions, including two recurrent themes having potential to impact social entrepreneurs: partially-automated data generation systems and matchmaking by pooling different sources of capital.
Open Society Foundations;
The use of armed drones in the European Union has become a topic rife with controversy and misinformation. This report gives a comprehensive and in-depth overview of the approach to, and use of, armed drones in five European countries: Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, France, and the United Kingdom. Further, the report is intended to start a wider debate about armed drones in Europe and to serve as a guide on this topic for the European Parliament.
Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York;
Wars, conflict and persecution are forcing more people than ever to seek refuge outside their home countries. This paper argues that community foundations are in a unique position to enable refugees to take part in their new community. Drawing on empirical research and case studies from Germany, it shows ten typical activities they employ, including supporting volunteer initiatives or establishing field-of-interest funds to make small grants. The paper explores how community foundations use their roles as community leader, grantmaker and vehicle of philanthropy to empower others and leverage resources from donors, volunteers, non-profit organizations, corporations and authorities. Community foundations can contribute decisively to building inclusive societies and transforming strangers into neighbors - by creating meeting and learning opportunities for newcomers and locals, facilitating personal relationships, integrating refugees in social and cultural life, but also identifying their assets and seeing what talents the newcomers can bring to the community.
Institut Du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales;
NGO mobilisation is required to ensure the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are implemented at the national level. This study investigates how NGOs mobilise in European countries, with a special focus on France and Germany, in order to encourage action and to identify obstacles and ways forward. It appears that although NGOs are increasingly aware of the SDGs and have started to take dedicated action on them, this mobilisation is still biased towards development organisations and, more generally, towards organisations working on international issues.
Centre for Social Investment at the University of Heidelberg;
This study intends to complete the current understanding of the role, positioning and contributions of foundations in Germany. It is a joint project of the Hertie School of Gover-nance and the Centre for Social Investment of the University of Heidelberg, led by Helmut K. Anheier. It investigates the following questions: What are the objectives of foundations, and what roles do they see for themselves? How do they position themselves with regard to the state, market and civil society? What are their comparative advantages and disadvantages, and how do they benefit society? Finally, what are the implications for foundations and policymakers? In answering these questions, the project collected and analyzed a range of quantitative (survey research, available statistics) and qualitative data (expert interviews, case studies, focus groups), and did so for foundations as a whole as well as in specific activity fields: education, higher education, social services and arts and culture.
The publication is part of a series entitled Social Impact Investment in Germany, which is based on the work of the National Advisory Board (NAB), a cross-sectoral panel of experts coordinated by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, whose purpose is strengthening the market for social impact investment (SII) in Germany. This report aims to fill the information gap of a lack of publicly accessible information about the German SII market, and to inform both German and international actors about the status quo of the German SII market.The report focuses on the development of the German SII market since 2012 and analyzes various policy options for the German government with regard to prompting its further development. In addition to a quantitative analysis of the market, the report includes a detailed overview of the qualitative developments in the supply of capital (investors), the intermediaries (channelling capital), demand (investees), and the market environment on the German SII market.
Open Society Institute;
Examines Muslims' experiences of integration in the city's Kreuzberg district, including issues of identity, education, employment, and housing, with a focus on civic and political participation by Muslim groups and policies to improve social inclusion.
Open Society Institute;
Examines the experiences of Muslims in Hamburg, including issues of discrimination and identity, education, employment, housing, health, security, and media influence. Focuses on the impact of public policies to improve integration and social inclusion.
Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen;
Study exploring how German foundations deal with mistakes in practical terms, the culture among German foundations for addressing errors, and the particular challenges foundations face in this area.