Conference 2020

General programme



NEW - OECD report Taxation and Philanthropy, produced in collaboration with the GCP, is released:

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Tax support for philanthropy: striking the right balance, 27.11.2020, blog from Pascal Saint-Amans and Henry Peter

The Conference « Taxation and philanthropy » is an international academic event organised by the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy of the University of Geneva (“GCP”), which has taken place on 25, 26 and 27 November 2020. The Conference provided a forum for experts from around the world to discuss and exchange knowledge and policy insights on the tax aspects of charitable giving.

On 26 November 2020, Mr. Pascal Saint-Amans, the Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD, delivered a keynote speech, presenting the OECD's policy Report on taxation and philanthropy resulting from the research project launched jointly with the GCP in September 2019.  Watch the online conference >>

This Conference is a part of a pioneer four-year project in Switzerland that seeks to study tax mechanisms related to philanthropy and has received funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Following the Conference, an open-access handbook entitled: "Routledge Handbook of Taxation and Philanthropy" was published. The handbook contains several conference papers selected by the editors and the OECD Report “Taxation and Philanthropy”. The table of content of the Handbook can be downloaded here.

The Concept Paper of the Conference describing the principal research questions can be downloaded here.