JULY 4-5, 2019: ERNOP Conference & PhD Workshop
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7/4/2019 to 7/5/2019
When: Thursday, July 4, 2019

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Philanthropy in the spotlight?
Resources, Reputation and Achievements

European Research Network On Philanthropy
9th International Conference, 4-5 July 2019
Center for Philanthropy Studies
University of Basel

The ERNOP board is pleased to announce that the 9thinternational conference of our dedicated network of philanthropy researchers will be hosted by the Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) at the University of Basel in Switzerland on July 4-5, 2019. Theme will be “Philanthropy in the spotlight?’ Resources, Reputation and Achievements.”

In recent years the public profile of philanthropy has increased. Across Europe (and beyond) philanthropic actors take the lead in addressing societal issues and the contribution of philanthropy is being (re)discovered by public actors. While philanthropy is not a new phenomenon, its heightened visibility has raised questions about the background and motives of philanthropic organizations and donors, the place of philanthropy within (European) welfare states, and the relationship of philanthropy to other actors that aim to solve societal issues and/or put issues on the societal agenda. An increase in visibility seems to call for more transparency and a better understanding of the achievements, impacts and limitations of philanthropy: we should look the philanthropic gift horse in the mouth.

Hosted by the Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) at the University of Basel in Switzerland, the conference will gather scholars from various disciplines sharing a motivation to discuss the achievements of philanthropy in the present day, and to generate new questions about how philanthropy might develop in the future. Participants are especially encouraged to send in proposals addressing questions related to the financial and other sources of philanthropy related to the reputation of philanthropic organizations and projects and/or achievements of philanthropy. In doing so, the conference aims to initiate a lively debate about the multifaceted character of philanthropy in the past, present and future.

For presenting your work at the ERNOP Conference 2019, submissions of a short abstract and the full working paper are required.Submit your abstract herebyFebruary 10, 2019.

Keynote speakers at the conference will be Pamala Wiepking andRob Reich. Pamala, co-author of the PalgraveHandbook of Global Philanthropy has been invited to speakabout the positive aspects of philanthropy. On the other side, Rob, author ofJust Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better has accepted our request to discuss the negative aspects related to philanthropy.

Pre conference PhD workshop

The future of our field of research is in the hands of our students. Investing in the next generation of researchers is an important instrument to increase the quality of research. Therefore we are happy to announce that ERNOP is organizing a pre-conference full-day workshop for PhD candidates. Michaela Neumayr (WU Vienna),Tobias Jung (University of St. Andrews), Jeff Brudney (University of North Carolina Wilmington), and Georg von Schnurbein (University of Basel) will mentor a selection of PhD candidates in different stages of their dissertation research.

Candidates from all nations and all disciplines are welcome to apply. Accomodation costs will be covered by CEPS. A limited number of travel accommodation grants (up to €200) are available for students who have no other funding to attend the workshop. More information about the PhD workshop can be found here.




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