ERNOP is pleased to share the conference proceedings of the 9th biennial conference of the European Research Network On Philanthropy (ERNOP), that was held on July 4 and 5, 2019. All conference participants have been provided the possibility to have their work as a full article included in the ERNOP Conference Proceedings. Next to the conference proceedings, Voluntas will publish a special issue related to the theme of the ERNOP Conference. Besides, there still a number of scholars who do not feel at liberty to share their work in an open source format as there are still a number of journals that will excluded material that have been included in another outlet, eventhough it is work in progress. ERNOP will encourage any developments that can stimulate the wider use of knowledge derived from (academic) research.

Thanks to the Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) at the University of Basel in Switzerland, the 2019 conference gathered 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 were 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 intitiated a lively debate about the multifaceted character of philanthropy in the past, present and future.

By sharing the work of the presenters as broad as possible, ERNOP believes that it can contribute to a better understanding and improvement of philanthropy. We look forward to the years ahead and what we will be able to share from our next conference, taking place at Sutherland School of Law in Dublin, July 1-2, 2021.

Dowload the conference proceedings here.