Conference 2020

Scientific Workshops

The scientific conference is an online event, which took place on 25, 26 and 27 November 2020. It gathered prominent scholars from around the world in the field tax and philanthropic studies, as well as government representatives and other important stakeholders in the field. The participants presented and discussed a selection of papers, which some of them will be published in an edited book after the Conference, the "Routledge Handbook of Taxation and Philanthropy". The handbook will contain 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 scientific programme of the conference focusses on the four key topics in the field of taxation and philanthropy:


1. Are tax incentives for philanthropy justified? 25.11.2020 - Watch the video >>

Detailed programme >>


2. Which types of tax incentives for philanthropic activities are conceivable and what is their respective efficiency? 27.11.2020 - Watch the video >>

Detailed programme>>


3. Cross-border philanthropy and tax barriers: should they be eliminated? 26.11.2020 - Watch the video >>

Detailed programme>>

4. What is the role of tax incentives in corporate philanthropy and social entrepreneurship? 27.11.2020 - Watch the video >>

Detailed programme>>


Event free of charge with no registration.


In parallel, a scientific workshop for junior scholars took place on 26.11.2020 - Watch the video >>

Detailed programme>> 


We are pleased to announce that the two best papers presented at the Conference received the Fondation Lombard Odier Prize for Academic Excellence in Philanthropy


You can download the list of topics by clicking here.

You can download the Concept Paper of the Conference by clicking here.

You can download the Programme of the Conference here.