EDGE Europe retreat 2017 – Registration open

“Organising Philanthropy for Systemic Change” is the title of this year’s EDGE Europe retreat. European EDGE members and guests are invited to join us in the beautiful organic farm La Bergerie, one hour from Paris, from Tuesday, 14 to Thursday, 16 November 2017.

Two years after the establishment of EDGE Funders Alliance in Europe, we have grown into a membership community of 31 foundations from across Europe, working in different areas and parts of the world with the ambition to strengthen progressive philanthropy in  supporting systemic change.

The yearly EDGE Europe retreat is an important convening to consolidate EDGE in Europe in terms of identity, membership, activity planning and governance. The retreat welcomes new members, integrating them in the community with the aim to strengthen EDGE as a political home for progressive foundations and a place to scale up the impact of our grantmaking.

The retreat is a safe space for in-depth discussion, learning and collaboration amongst the members on the role and challenges of philanthropy to address systemic change.


Participants are invited to co-shape the agenda by prioritising objectives and sharing propositions when they sign up to the retreat, which will help to balance the agenda according to members’ interests.

Participation is open to all EDGE members in Europe, and upon personal invitation. Please get in touch if you are not an EDGE member but would like to attend the retreat. Venue, accommodation and catering are generously covered by the Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation, but a voluntary solidarity contribution to cover organising costs is highly appreciated.

Space is limited, so better register your place quickly!

Please get in touch with Tobias Troll, EDGE director Europe, if you have any questions!

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