The Facing Change exhibition is currently running at Philanthropy House, Brussels. The European Social Catalyst Fund was launched at the opening of the exhibition. We were delighted that Deputy Director General Signe Ratso of DG Research and Innovation at the European Commission officially launched the event, along with Ann Branch, Head of Unit DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at the European Commission and the ESCF consortium of philanthropic organisations.

We were also delighted to welcome Stephanie Durkan and Jeanette Durkin to the event. Stephanie and Jeanette are Ruby's aunts. Ruby from Donegal, is one of the inspiring people featured in the exhibition.

About the European Social Catalyst Fund

The European Social Catalyst Fund (ESCF) is a new initiative designed to have significant impact on some of Europe’s most pressing social challenges. The ESCF has been established and co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, Genio (Ireland), the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany) and the King Baudouin Foundation (Belgium). The objective of the ESCF is to bring together public and private resources to improve social services to enable people who need support to live as valued and participating members of their communities. It will award planning grants across a range of priority social challenge areas within, or across, European Union Member States. 

We are grateful to the European Foundation Centre for their support in hosting the exhibition at Philanthropy House.

Venue: Philanthropy House, Brussels
Dates: January - March 2020
Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm


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