Economic integration and the expansion of international communication have led to sustained growth of philanthropic investment in a number of European countries. New foundations are coming into existence and new forms of philanthropy are being tested.
This book provides the first comprehensive survey of the foundation sector in Europe. It examines on a comparative country-by-country basis the role of foundations in society and their legal framework, as well as issues of governance, organization and management. The book will be of value and interest to foundation professionals, donors, and others who are interested in international philanthropy.