Migration, cross-border control and horizontal subsidiarity in Europe

Migration, cross-border control and horizontal subsidiarity in Europe will inquire into the role of civil-society organizations in coping with new cross-border problems and issues raised by the 2015 migration crisis and the re-establishment of border controls between France and Italy.

Trustworthiness of not-for-profit organisations

This paper focuses on the perception of trustworthiness. The different stakeholders of not-for-profit organisations (e.g. state, private institutions, individuals) have different views of what trustworthiness is because their perceived risks are different when dealing with not-for-profits, i.e. not-for-profits are judged under different criteria regarding their trustworthiness by the different stakeholders. An important stakeholder in Europe, the EU, for example, has discussed the transparency of not-for-profit organizations in relations to the threats terrorism poses, suggesting that this is an important element for the EU in its judgment of the trustworthiness of not-for-profits. Another stakeholder, like a private philanthropic foundation may find a not-for-profit trustworthy as long as its overhead costs are low, while an individual may trust an organization if friends participate in it.

Europe and its Foundations

Europe and its Foundations will examine the role of private foundations in European horizontal subsidiarity, analyzing the positive outcomes of public-private coordination of philanthropic initiatives. In particular, the inquiry focuses on the contribution of these subjects in the attainment of EU Commission goals at national and transnational level.