NOVEMBER 2020: GCP International Conference on Taxation and Philanthropy
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When: Thursday, November 26, 2020

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About the Conference
Organised by the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy (the “GCP”), University of Geneva, the conference will gather the most prominent scholars, as well as government representatives and other important stakeholders in the field of philanthropy and taxation to discuss the fundamental justification, different forms, measurement, and possible improvements of tax incentives for philanthropic activities.
What: GCP International Conference on Taxation and Philanthropy
When: 26-27 November 2020
Where: Geneva, Switzerland
About the Workshop
In addition to convening international experts on philanthropy and taxation, the GCP seeks to enrich the current body of research. The Workshop of Junior Scholars will be the first scientific event of this conference and will take place on 26 November 2020. The GCP invites junior scholars (graduate and PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and untenured junior faculty) to submit papers that explore the opportunities and challenges of tax incentives for philanthropic activities. The objective of this workshop is to highlight the work of emerging scholars and to advance the GCPs mission studying the domain of philanthropy in an interdisciplinary perspective. Therefore, perspectives from any discipline, such as humanities, social sciences, including therefore economics, law, economics, sociology, and business studies are encouraged. Papers can be either empirical – using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed method approaches – or theoretical.
Prize for the best paper of junior scholars
We are pleased to announce that the Lombard Odier Foundation will be awarding a prize of CHF 5,000 to honour the best paper presented during the junior scholars’ workshop. In order to be considered for the prize by the prize jury, it is important that the paper, which you will submit by 30 September 2020, be as close to final as possible. The prize jury will determine the winner according to the following criteria: soundness of the conceptual development, originality and new contribution, methodology and relevance to practice and policy. In addition to the cash prize, the winner will be publicly presented with a commemorative certificate and recognition at the Conference.
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What: GCP Junior Scholars Workshop on Taxation and Philanthropy
When: 26 November 2020
Where: Geneva, Switzerland
Call for Papers: We are accepting papers related to one of the scientific topics listed below. If your paper focuses on a topic that does not fall into any of those categories but you consider that it could be of interest in the general framework of the conference please submit your abstract with a brief explanation. Papers selected for the workshop will be pre-circulated and read in advance by all participants. We aim to select 10-15 papers, which will be placed in sessions complementary to the research focus. The scientific topics are as follows:
 Justification of tax incentives for philanthropy
 Forms and efficiency of tax incentives for philanthropy
 Cross-border philanthropy and tax barriers
 The role of tax incentives in corporate philanthropy and social entrepreneurship For more information about the conference and its scientific scope, please visit our conference’s website at For the GCP Junior Scholars Workshop on Taxation and Philanthropy, submissions of a short abstract and the full working paper are required. Please submit your abstract at:  Language: English  Length: max. 500 words (excluding title, author information, and references)  Structure: Abstracts do not have a set structure. However, an outline of the purpose of the research, research questions, methods, data sources, a brief description of the results, and its importance and contribution to existing research is highly appreciated.  Format: Microsoft Word Key deadlines:  Abstract deadline: 31 May 2020  First draft of paper: 30 September 2020 _________________________________________________________________________________

Practical information and further instructions: Dates of the Conference: 26 and 27 November 2020 Date of the Workshop: 26 November 2020 Venue: University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

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