The ESSEC chair in Philanthropy
is delighted to invite you to the 2nd edition of its "Lunch & Learn" seminars
which will be held on:
Thursday, September 22nd 2011
12 a.m. - 2 p.m.
at the ESSEC CNIT Campus, Paris-La Défense,
access 2, room 203
(Metro stop: La Défense - Grande Arche)
Is there a "Rhine model" of philanthropy?
How does it translate into impact assessment?
Philanthropy in Europe is not monolithic, as historical and cultural factors have contributed to shape national
practices. Differences among European nations in terms of philanthropy can be related to distinctive ideas
of what civil society is, and what role it should play between markets and governments. Contrary to its
Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Scandinavian counterparts, the “Rhine model” of civil society is characterized by
strong, independent organizations who nonetheless act as subcontractors for the welfare state. Competition
among nonprofit organizations tends to foster efficiency and citizen choice. How does this "Rhine model"
shape philanthropic organizations such as private and corporate foundations? How does it influence the
way philanthropy's impact is assessed? What lessons can we draw from it?
Our guest speakers will be:
Luc Tayart de Borms, Managing Director of the King Baudouin Foundation (Belgium)
Volker Then, Ph.D., Managing Director of the Centre for Social Investment at Heidelberg University (Germany)
The debate will be moderated by Anne-Claire Pache et Arthur Gautier,
ESSEC chair in Philanthropy.
The seminar will be held in English
The seminar fee is 10 EUR (including lunchbag) per person.
Payment in cash or check on-site
Seats are limited, please register now by sending an e-mail to Claire Morkel: