EDGE Europe retreat 2017 "Organising Philanthropy for Systemic Change"
Please register here for the EDGE Europe retreat 2017, which will take place from 14 to 16 November 2017 at la Bergerie de Villarceaux not far from Paris.

Participation is open for EDGE members. Please note that participation of guests from non-member foundations, other philanthropic organisations and civil society is upon invitation only.

Participants are invited to to make a voluntary, self-selected contribution to cover the costs of the retreat beyond accommodation and catering, which is kindly sponsored by the Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation.

The retreat starts on Tuesday, 14 November at 18:00 at La Bergerie. We will organise a collective departure from the centre of Paris at around 15:00. The retreat will finish after lunch on 16 November (arrival in Paris at around 16:00).
A detailed programme and more logistical will be available in due time.

If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch with EDGE director, Europe Tobias Troll (tobias@edgefunders.org).

Looking forward to seeing you at La Bergerie!

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LOGISTICS
Will you participate in the EDGE Europe retreat 2017 at La Bergerie?
If you can participate only in a part of the programme: From when to when will you be at La Bergerie?
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For which nights do you require accommodation?
Room capacity at the venue is limited, and depending on attendance some people might have to share the room. Would you possibly accept to share a double room?
If yes, with whom would you like to share the room? Leave empty if you'd like to have a surprise same-sex room mate.
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Do you have any special dietary needs (default catering is vegetarian)?
SHAPING THE RETREAT
Your input and ideas will help us to shape the agenda according to your needs and expectations.

Among the following objectives of the retreat, which are the most important ones for you? Please rank from 1 to 5

BUILDING COMMUNITY - Understand individual members interests and assets for an effective joint approach, get to know each other’s organisations and experiences and connect EDGE members in Europe
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LEARNING - Discuss and explore pressing issues regarding the role of philanthropy in systemic change
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ACTION PLANNING - Plan, develop and/or continue specific collaborations in topical working groups, strategic advocacy alliances or other collaboration formats
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CHANGING PHILANTHROPY - Develop thinking and processes to challenge the philanthropy sector and how we address diversity, power and privilege to shift more resources towards systemic change and transformative actors
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GOVERNANCE - Improve the governance, structural rules and mandates for the EDGE European Steering Group and the development of the EGDE community in Europe
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Would you like to present a specific project or practice in relation to systemic change and the objectives of the retreat? If yes, please outline your idea shortly.
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Do you have a specific organisational need (thematic, philanthropic practice...) that you think EDGE can or should respond to?
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Is there a specific collaboration you would like to start through EDGE Europe, and would you like to host a conversation on this at the retreat?
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Which of the following discussions are you particularly interested in?
We want to explore the notion of systemic change and the just transition not only through a conceptual, intellectual approach, but acknowledge that the profound change we like to see in the world has necessarily a deeply emotional, imaginary and aesthetic dimension. Please answer the following questions as an attempt to broaden and multiply the pathways towards understanding and implementing systemic change:
Which song embodies for you the notion of “systemic change”?
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Which food recipe embodies for you the notion of “systemic change”?
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Which video or movie excerpt does that (max 5”)?
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Do you have any other specific suggestion for the retreat?
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SOLIDARITY CONTRIBUTION
It would be great if you and your organisation could contribute to resourcing the organisation of the retreat! Total costs of the event are around 20000 Euro, half of which is kindly sponsored by the Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation (accommodation, food and local transportation from Paris centre to La Bergerie). Financial contribution should not be a barrier to participation and is optional and self-selected. We appreciate your efforts!
Can you contribute to resourcing the retreat?
Payments should be made to our Brussels bank account (EDGE Funders Alliance, IBAN: BE74 3631 5618 6107, BIC: BBRU BE BB, Subject: EDGE Europe Retreat 2017). Receipts or payment requests can be issued upon request. Please get in touch with Tobias Troll (tobias@edgefunders.org).
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Thanks for your answers!
Looking forward to seeing you at La Bergerie.
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