The series of events, which is divided into four (online) modules with different focal points, is organized jointly with the Fondation de France, Strasbourg, and with the professional support of the Deutsch-Französisches Institut, Ludwigsburg. The initiative is supported by the Deutsch-Französisches Jugendwerk (DFJW) within the framework of its Deutsch-Französischen Bürgerfonds (Franco-German Citizens' Fund).
Philanthropy as a pillar of our modern society follows different paths in France and Germany. Do these different paths and experiences provide an opportunity to look back on successes in development for the common good? Are these successes transferable to the respective neighboring country? Are there synergies and potentials of cooperation?
"Our initiative is a first. Beyond concrete project cooperation on specific topics, there have been no efforts to date to compare German and French philanthropy - especially the work of foundations in both countries - and to explore possible approaches to strategic cooperation," says Hans Beitz, Chairman of the ASKO Europa-Stiftung.
In the 3rd online module on March 9, 2021, the focus will be on current cross-border projects as well as on further networking and the expansion of cooperation between foundations in France and Germany.
1. Philanthropy in France and Germany (November 17, 2020)
2. The French-German and European Dimension of Philanthropy (December 1, 2020)