AGAPE - A Gathering of Academic research centers on Philanthropy in Europe
AGAPE brings together leaders of academic centres on philanthropy, their partners and professional organisations in the sector for two days to meet, exchange and benefit from the collective emulation to reflect on the challenges and opportunities of teaching and research on philanthropy.
18-19 October 2018 - 2nd edition
The second Gathering of European Academic Research Centres on Philanthropy (AGAPE) was organised by the ESSEC Philanthropy Chair and ERNOP on the ESSEC Cergy campus on 18-19 October 2018. That year, 27 organisations representing 13 countries participated.
The first day focused on philanthropy education, including sessions designed to address the issue with students of different levels (from primary school to university). On the second day, participants reflected on how to build bridges between academic research and practice.
Here is a list of the topics discussed in the different sessions:
Mapping Research on Philanthropy - Present State and Future Directions
Finding and Nurturing Philanthropy PhD Students
What Works in Teaching [Undergrad] Philanthropy
Developing a Philanthropy Exec-Ed/Custom Training Program
Philanthropy, Digital Education, and E-Learning
Case Study: The School of Philanthropy - How to foster youth's interest in philanthropy
Beyond the issue of education, AGAPE 2018 also highlighted some key issues in philanthropy, such as the relationship between academic centres and practitioner organisations, or how best to disseminate research to the general public.