Global Philanthropy Project at the European Foundation Centre Annual Conference 2021

Vienna, Austria
Tuesday, Oct 19 2:30-6:00pm CEST
Location: Rosa-lila Villa

Hil-Foundation, Oak Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Mama Cash, and the Global Philanthropy Project invite you to a Coffee House Talk at Türkis Rosa Lila Villa, the centre of LGBTI life in Vienna. We will explore the findings of GPP’s report Meet the Moment: A Call for Progressive Philanthropic Response to the Anti-Gender Movement which maps both the funding of the “anti-gender” movement and the progressive philanthropic response. Progressive movements and their philanthropic partners are being outspent by hundreds of millions of dollars each year, and the institutions providing that funding have developed sophisticated and coordinated systems to learn, co-fund, and expand their influence.

Discuss the report and join a conversation with funders who are creating new ways to help transform the conditions of our communities, and work across philanthropic silos (climate, gender, democracy). Villa Vida Café offers vegan sweets and a “Melange” brewed with coffee roasted in Vienna!


  • Neil Datta, Executive Director, European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights
  • Matthew Hart, Director, Global Philanthropy Project
  • Faika El-Nagashi, Member of the Austrian Parliament
  • Medina Haeri, Program Officer, Oak Foundation

About Coffeehouse Talks

The Viennese coffeehouse culture as a “typical social practice” has been officially included in the list of UNESCO’s national intangible cultural heritage since 10 November 2011. The Viennese coffeehouses are places of daily exchange for their guests. Here you keep yourself up-to-date and discuss the current developments of your private life and the world at large. The typical Viennese coffeehouse was not only a place for drinks and (less so) food, but also an alternative living and working room, open from morning to night, where regulars could be reached by telephone, have their mail sent to them, and received visits. Coffee houses provided address and telephone directories, timetables and encyclopaedias. Until today there is a variety of newspapers and magazines to read on offer as well as entertainment to fuel not only but also artists’ and politicians’ minds when discussing a better, or at least, different world. 

The EFC Coffeehouse Talks are short sessions of small groups around coffeehouse tables experts and peers from the philanthropic and civil society world will discuss with you topics of importance for our societies over a cup of coffee (or tea) and typical Viennese pastries.


Date: Tuesday, Oct 19 2:30-6:00pm CEST

Rosa Lila Villa (also known as Türkis Rosa Lila Villa)

  • The center of gay and lesbian life in Vienna with information points
  • Address: Linke Wienzeile 102, 1060 Wien, Austria
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