The Federal Trust is to launch its new project entitled 'Single Source Europe' (SSE). The project shall assist think tanks and research institutes from Central and Eastern Europe in their efforts to disseminate their English language material to audiences throughout the European Union.
There are reasons for optimists and pessimists alike to argue their position on the current state of corporate philanthropy and corporate social responsibility in Hungary. It is quite difficult to judge which approach will prove to be right in the coming years.
Percentage laws allow individuals to allocate a certain percentage of their income tax for charitable purposes rather than to the national budget. The first 1% law was introduced in Hungary in 1996. A law based on similar principles is now operating in Slovakia and a 2% law has recently taken effect in Lithuania. Poland is the latest country to adopt its own version of a 1% system.
Plugging Leaks, Unplugging NGOs
Zuzana Fraňová, Lenka Surotchak and Dá�a Maňková
Bulgaria's 50 years of socialist development negatively impacted the culture of philanthropy and giving among Bulgarians. In the pre-war years there were good examples of philanthropy in the country - for example, the oldest and most prestigious Bulgarian University, Sofia University, was built with a large donation by the Evlogievi brothers.
BETWEEN RE-EMERGING TRADITITIONS AND NEW MODELS: CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY IN ROMANIA
The Board of the Trust for Civil Society in Central & Eastern Europe convened at its annual meeting on 19 November 2003 in Washington D.C. Prior to the meeting, three Trustees announced their resignation from the Trust Board of Trustees:
The Trust for Civil Society in Central & Eastern Europe concluded the selection process of its Hungarian Partner Organizations and selected three organizations to become the Trust Partners in Hungary.
The ambiguity in the title of the 2003 GEG meeting was quite deliberate: the intention was to look at the impact of EU enlargement not only on candidate countries but on the whole region. In the course of two days of excellent discussion and debate, one central conclusion could be drawn: grantmaking beyond accession will be a whole lot more complicated than ever before.