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by Alejandro Hernandéz-Renner,  Director, Fundacion Maimona, Spain

This is a short story written as an aide-memoire of the experiences gathered while participating in the CF study visit to the UK organized by the ECFI (European Community Foundation Initiative) network. It is not intended to constitute a formal or technical report, but rather a very brief personal record of those four days (5–8 September 2017).

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Testing Peer Learning through Relationship Building

Boris Strečanský

In my new role in the European Community Foundation Initiative (ECFI), which has been launched earlier this year, I am thinking about ways, how to organize a space that would encourage and nurture peer learning among CFs or CF Support Organizations (CFSOs).

The peer learning idea is not new, maybe it is as old as mankind, as it is collaboration that made us what we are, as a human species.

It is the idea that people, colleagues with similar or equal work, status and/or practice, can learn from each other (skills, knowledge) when they are actively helping each other or when they are engaged together in common experience and reflect on that experience together.

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A new project strengthens the community foundation movement in Europe

Berlin, 17. Dezember 2015: The European Community Foundation Initiative (ECFI) is being launched in January 2016. As an umbrella initiative for community foundations it will be active throughout Europe, working to consolidate the loose network of community foundations in the Europe. It is conceived as a long-term project and has been allocated a budget of almost a half million euros for the first two years and is financed by a number of foundations, including the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation based in the U.S., the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Körber Foundation.

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