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This report summarizes the findings from a 2012 survey on the economic value of the third sector in Italy. Research includes snapshots of Italian non-profit and growth trends from recent years.
Cittadinanzattiva (Active Citizenship);
This document presents the outcomes of the Civil Society Index (CSI) project in Italy, implemented from September 2003 to May 2006, as part of the international CSI project coordinated by CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation. The report is divided in six sections dealing with the Civil Society Index Project and Approach; the current state of civil society in Italy, the analysis of Italian civil society as well as its strengths and weaknesses. It also includes recommendations and final conclusions.
Istituto Italiano della Donazione (IID);
The Italian Institute of Donations was established in 2004 as an Italian non-profit organisation. A member of The International Committee on Fundraising organisations (ICFO), its purposes are to promote and foster excellence, transparency, integrity, fair management practices and ethical conduct in non-profit organisations as well as to verify and monitor whether certain organisations who apply for an accreditation by IID respect these values. The accreditation process is based on the 'Carta della Donazione' as a code of conduct for fundraising in the Italian non-profit sector.
ACRI - Associazione Fra Le Casse Di Risparmio Italiane;
This report describes the situation of banking foundations in Italy, concentrating on the latest trends. The volume is divided into four parts: legal and fiscal issues, governance and management, institutional activities and analyses of activities divided by foundations groups. It includes statistical data as well as a legal appendix.
This document describes the legal and fiscal framework which encourages cultural philanthropy in Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Switzerland. It analyses this fiscal legislation as well as the financial impact on the income of private persons and organisations who make donations.
L'Observatoire de la Fondation de France;
This document presents the philanthropic landscape in Europe. Ten countries are considered. Individual giving as well as the foundation sector are considered. It includes statistical data, and comparisons with US philanthropic sector.
Increasingly, foundations talk about ways of breaking down silos in their grant making approaches in order to step away from the single-issue focus to improve effectiveness and to achieve long lasting solutions to deep rooted problems. In this framework, the effort of many foundations that are taking action to breaking down those silos by developing joint grants across different priority areas is remarkable. This publication's main aim is to communicate these greatest efforts to provide a source of reflection and inspiration for foundations. Since we are working in a systemic framework, it would be ineffective to address disability without acknowledging its relationships with gender equality, education, employment, ageing, research, cooperation and development.
This booklet aims also to demonstrate through a solution-based approach, the broadness of foundational programs in the field of disability that also have a clear focus on social innovation. The best practices showcased show how foundations consider disability a cross-cutting and inclusive issue, integrating it into programs that reach out not only persons with disabilities but connect them with very different fields of civil society. This practical tool can serve as an inspiration for other foundations to act taking into consideration the cross-cutting approach.
Robert Bosch Stiftung;
The alarming rise of youth unemployment rates following the recent economic turmoil has challenged national as well as European labour market policies. With more than 5.5 million young people in the EU struggling to find jobs, there is an urgent need to develop strategies for combatting youth unemployment, in order to avoid a lost generation of European youths threatened by lasting disadvantages in terms of labour market and social position.
Against this background, the Robert Bosch Stiftung has commissioned the present study from the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. Its aims are to survey the development of youth unemployment in Europe, to identify the relevant institutional and economic drivers and to discuss the necessary courses of action to achieve a better integration of young adults into the labour market. While the study covers the perspective of the EU member states as a whole, it strongly focusses on southern European countries, which are especially suffering from the current youth unemployment crisis. Its core part is comprised of three country reports which detail the situation in Italy, Spain and Portugal, and review current and potential future policy initiatives that could help in reducing youth unemployment.
This report provides a thorough and comprehensive analysis of the contributions that foundations make to support research and innovation in EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland. Over the last 25 years, the role of foundations as supporters of research and innovation in Europe has grown significantly in scope and scale. However, the landscape is fragmented and, till now, largely uncharted. Little is known about the vast majority of such foundations, their activities or even their number, and information about their real impact on research and innovation in Europe was very limited. A team of national experts in the EU 27 (and Norway and Switzerland), led by VU University Amsterdam, has therefore been commissioned by the European Commission to study foundations' contribution to research and innovation in the EU under the name EUFORI. This study helps fill this knowledge gap by analysing foundations' financial contributions, and provides useful insights into the different ways they operate. It also identifies emerging trends and the potential for exploring synergies and collaboration between foundations, research-funding agencies, businesses and research institutes.
Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies;
Drawing on the findings of the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project, this report provides a broad overview of the civil society sector in countries spanning all six inhabited continents and includes just-released data on developing countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The report provides a comparative overview of the civil society sector in 35 countries; analyzes the scope, size, composition, and financing of the sector, including new data on nonprofit employment, volunteering, expenditures, and revenues; examines geographic patterns and characteristics of the nonprofit sector; and presents data in dozens of easy-to-read charts.
The conceptualization of this research report (she gives back) started from Mama Cash' encounters, collaborations and partnerships with black, migrant and refugee women's rights activists and organizations in the Netherlands. The information presented in this report is therefore at the crux of two areas of increasing policy and research interest: the role of migrants as philanthropists for social change and the role and contributions of migrant women specifically.
Active Citizenship Foundation;
The final report analyses a research project carried out by the Active Citizenship Foundation (FONDACA) and the Active Citizenship Network (ACN) on the partnerships involving businesses and citizens' organisations in Europe. This project was conducted in eight European Union Countries (Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Slovenia, United Kingdom).The report includes three pages of bibliographical references and an annex consisting of a questionnaire for interviews with Key persons evaluating CSR partnerships between companies and citizens' organisations.