The Foundation de Luxembourg has been launched, less than one year on from Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker’s declaration that it was time for the country to develop a philanthropy policy. Speaking at a national symposium to generate philanthropic involvement from Luxembourg’s private sector in April 2008 he laid down the premise that has led to the official launch of the foundation this month. (…) Etienne Eichenberger of Geneva-based consultancy wise, which contributed to the process, told Philanthropy UK that he was impressed by the speed of developments under the inclusive leadership of the State and Banque de Luxembourg. ”It seems to us that there has been an evolution in the expectation of what the individual can do to complement what the state can do,” he said. wise, along with Banque de Luxembourg and FSG Social Impact Advisors, wrote the initial report about promoting philanthropy in Luxembourg in October 2007 following the first series of roundtables designed to build a consensus on developing philanthropy in Luxembourg.
Source: Philanthropy UK