The University of Geneva (UNIGE) has created the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy (GCP) to support the international expansion and outreach of philanthropy in the Lake Geneva region. The centre specialises in inter-disciplinary research and teaching in philanthropy together with knowledge transfer.

The Centre for Philanthropy is a public-private partnership between UNIGE and a number of major Swiss-based foundations. The centre aims to encourage research and academic teaching in philanthropy and to ensure that knowledge is transferred to meet the needs of practitioners and the Geneva region.

The centre delivers a variety of services in close cooperation with the different faculties in the University of Geneva and the partner foundations. These include an international academic conference which offers open dialogue on innovative themes between academics researching in the field and committed philanthropists. The 2020 Conference will focus on Philanthropy and taxation.  


The GCP defines philanthropy as voluntary giving for the common good, the latter being codified by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

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COVID-19: le Gouvernement suisse soutient le secteur de la culture, note d'Henry Peter et Anne Laure Bandle, 09.04.2020

Comment donne-t-on aujourd'hui, mars 2020, Réformés

When philanthropy is accused of jeopardizing democracy, 18.12.19, CNN Money SwitzerlandLe droit suisse peine à soutenir l’entrepreneuriat social, 28.11.2019, L'Agefi

Extinction Rebellion entre petits dons et gros donateurs, 19.11.2019, RTS Un / Le journal 19h30

L'Université de Genève crée un chaire en philanthropie comportementale unique en Europe, 13.10.2019, radio La 1ère

Une chaire pour cerner les motivations du philanthrope, 10.10.2019, le journal de l'UNIGE

First-ever evaluation of vitality of lemanic philanthropic sector published, 27.09.2019La filanthropia aiuta l'azienda, 19.05.2019, Corriere del Ticino

Philanthropie : un succès genevois, 12.03.2019, Léman Bleu Télé

Genève veut devenir un centre mondial de la philanthropie, 18.02.2019, L'Agefi

Philanthropie et neurosciences, 06.02,2019, Allnews.ch

La philanthropie vue depuis les méandres du cerveau, 05.02.2019, Le Temps 

UNIGE creates a Chair in behavioural philanthropy, 05.02.2019

New partners join the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy, 21.01.2019 

Vers plus de professionnalisme, 03.12.2018, Le Temps

 

 

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