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The ERNOP Snapshots of European Philanthropy Research provide an annual overview of philanthropy research centers in Europe that are institutional members of ERNOP, their main academic disciplines, philanthropy-related focus, and the most important research questions (RQs) they aim to answer.

ERNOP members study philanthropy, which is understood as private, mainly voluntary, contributions to public causes. Research on philanthropy is scattered among different academic disciplines. Research centers studying philanthropy are often multidisciplinary, thereby integrating several academic disciplines when studying philanthropy. ERNOP perceives all these different perspectives as a strength and aims to include them all in the study of philanthropy.