Fondazione Cariplo - Six months full of international events

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In the six months of Milan Expo 2015, the calendar will be full of events in all Fondazione Cariplo’s areas of focus.

Our foundation is one of the main partners in Cascina Triulza - Civil Society Pavilion, that will serve as headquarters of nonprofit organizations during the 2015 universal exposition, and have a room dedicated to Pier Mario Vello, Fondazione Cariplo’s former Secretary General who suddenly and prematurely passed away last June.

Cascina Triulza will host a session of the Annual General Assembly (AGA) & Conference of the European Foundation Centre (EFC), that is going to held in Milan from May 20 to May 22.

The EFC AGA & Conference will bring together philanthropists from all over the world to discuss technological innovation, social housing and the environment, including LET - Landscape Expo Tour cycling routes, a project promoted by our Foundation. Six hundred delegates will come to Milan hosted by Fondazione Cariplo and the other Italian foundations on the EFC AGA & Conference Host Committee, including, among others, Compagnia di San Paolo, CRT, Umanamente,  Enel Cuore, Bracco, Unicredit, Fondazione di Venezia.

For the EFC AGA & Conference, our Foundation has also launched a contest for young musicians, in collaboration with two Italian radio stations, Radio Italia and R101. The winner of the contest will record his/her jingle about philanthropy which is going to be played during the EFC AGA & Conference 2015.

Before that, on May 18 and 19, our Foundation will host at Palazzo Clerici the meeting of the Global Alliance for the Future of Food. Coming together to discuss food and agriculture systems, the 200 delegates will include representatives from the world’s major foundations such as the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Fondation Agropolis. The latter is France’s largest foundation and a partner of Fondazione Cariplo in the development of rice research projects.

On May 19, Fondazione Cariplo will participate in the Caritas Expo Day to discuss poverty issues.

From May 24 through May 31 there will be the World Fair Trade Week 2015, a weeklong event featuring meetings and activities for the promotion and development of fair trade. Organized by Italian NGOs, its goals are to raise public awareness and increase visibility of fair trade and its virtuous cycle, build synergies, exchange knowledge and share skills for people working in the field, reaching no less than 100,000 people directly and 600,000 people across the country.

July 1 to July 3, the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF 2015) will be back to Europe after being held in other continents in the previous seven editions. The world’s most inclusive social enterprise event will bring together over 1,000  participants: entrepreneurs, investors, scholars, supporters, foundations, philanthropists and representatives from those governments that are most active in promoting social economy development.

On September 24, together with the European Investment Bank Institute Fondazione Cariplo will have the Social Innovation Tournament. The initiative is organised every year to reward and sponsor European entrepreneurs whose primary purpose is to generate a social, ethical or environmental impact.


Fondazione Cariplo

Fondazione Cariplo is one of the main philanthropic organizations in Italy. The Foundation supports public benefit projects of nonprofit organizations by selecting grantees and projects under calls for proposals. Fondazione Cariplo’s area of focus are youth, wellbeing and community-based welfare. In 25 years the Foundation supported 30,000 projects with € 2,7 billion. Grantees and projects are focused on four areas:  Environment, Arts & Culture, Scientific Research, Human & Social Services.

Fondazione Cariplo is one of the main partners in Cascina Triulza – Civil Society Pavillon. Cascina Triulza, in collaboration with Triulza Foundation, will host a session of the Annual General Assembly (AGA) & Conference of the European Foundation Centre (EFC), based in Brussels, that is going to held in Milan during the six months of EXPO 2015. The Conference will provide a valuable opportunity for foundations to meet and engage with civil society and in particular with the Third Sector on issues critical to the development and the future of philanthropy.