New academic centres on philanthropy are emerging in European countries in an attempt to study the growing phenomenon of philanthropy in a European context. With this inaugural Gathering for Academic Centres of Philanthropy, ERNOP hopes to bring together directors/leaders ERNOP institutional members and invited of leaders academic centres of philanthropy for candid and collaborative discussions regarding the challenges and opportunities in the teaching and research of philanthropy. This small and intimate workshop hopes to create an active and open space to uncover and share insights, experiences, best practices and ideas for collaborations to enhance the impact and visibility of our respective research centres.

This inaugural gathering is organized by the ESSEC Philanthropy Chair at ESSEC Business School (France) and the European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP) and will take place on November 2-3 at the campus of ESSEC Business School in Cergy (Paris area).

The first day is dedicated to workshops among the directors of leaders of ERNOP institutional member organizations and additional invited academic philanthropic centres. The second day adds leading practitioners from philanthropic organizations. Leaders will be able to discuss what works, what doesn’t work, what is new, and what to try next.