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The RecoRa Institute;
The European Practice EXchange (EPEX) is a small international network of organisations and individual members working in the fields of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of radicalisation and exit work both within and outside of prison. It aspired to take up the challenge of amplifying, strengthening and connecting practitioners' voices. This publication is the outcome of an intense three-year exchange, as a reply to the following questions: "How can we create a peer-to-peer network for those working in the prevention of radicalisation that offers a space to their (shared) topics and interests? What if, based on this, practitioners wrote a book together?". The document is written as much for other practitioners as it was for those who are curious to hear the voices of professionals with first-hand expertise.
This report released by Siemens Stiftung shines a spotlight on imperative solutions for social development's biggest hurdle: financing. The report is the result of an international expert round table which took place in Cairo in conjunction with the 2019 empowering people. Award ceremony on July 11. Involved in the round table were social entrepreneurs from around the globe, leading experts from the fields of social finance, development politics, philanthropy, and technologies for development. Based on their fresh perspectives and expertise, promising solutions and ideas came from these discussions, including two recurrent themes having potential to impact social entrepreneurs: partially-automated data generation systems and matchmaking by pooling different sources of capital.
Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York;
Wars, conflict and persecution are forcing more people than ever to seek refuge outside their home countries. This paper argues that community foundations are in a unique position to enable refugees to take part in their new community. Drawing on empirical research and case studies from Germany, it shows ten typical activities they employ, including supporting volunteer initiatives or establishing field-of-interest funds to make small grants. The paper explores how community foundations use their roles as community leader, grantmaker and vehicle of philanthropy to empower others and leverage resources from donors, volunteers, non-profit organizations, corporations and authorities. Community foundations can contribute decisively to building inclusive societies and transforming strangers into neighbors - by creating meeting and learning opportunities for newcomers and locals, facilitating personal relationships, integrating refugees in social and cultural life, but also identifying their assets and seeing what talents the newcomers can bring to the community.
Open Society Institute;
Examines Muslims' experiences of integration in the city's Kreuzberg district, including issues of identity, education, employment, and housing, with a focus on civic and political participation by Muslim groups and policies to improve social inclusion.
Open Society Institute;
Examines the experiences of Muslims in Hamburg, including issues of discrimination and identity, education, employment, housing, health, security, and media influence. Focuses on the impact of public policies to improve integration and social inclusion.
Provides an overview of evidence-based policy making in the German healthcare system. Focuses on the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, which evaluates comparative effectiveness of drugs and medical services for decisions on coverage.
Open Society Institute;
Examines trends in Germany's media consumption and digital media's role in it, including digital media ownership and funding, as well as effects on journalism, public broadcasters, and citizen participation such as content generation and digital activism.
What Works Collaborative;
Outlines lessons from Germany's "retrofit economy" plan to reduce energy usage by 30 percent and achieve 30 percent renewable energy share by 2020 with a clear legal framework, strong financial incentives, and information and promotion of behavior change.
Examines how Germany's disease management programs featuring information technology support, designated ambulatory care doctors, focus on self-management, quality assurance, and financial incentives raised quality and satisfaction. Outlines implications.
Examines how Germany's wellness incentives for the publicly insured helped reduce costs but were less likely to enroll those with low incomes and poor health. Outlines implications for federal healthcare reform provisions to expand wellness incentives.
This is a guide for successful fundraising for community foundations in Germany. It provides a general introduction into the concept of community foundations, discusses some strategic choices (grantmaking versus operating foundation), community leadership, PR, donor-advised funds, and the importance of recognition of volunteers.