“As the giving culture develops further, I believe we also need the region’s view on giving to evolve from one-off charitable giving to long-term philanthropic projects.

If charity is thought of as a short-term immediate response providing rescue and relief, this is where CEE countries have primarily played to date.

Philanthropy’s long-term, more strategic approach to addressing issues is only a growing idea in the region. This is where we now need to get to in order to create sustainable change and have our voices treated as equal.”

Dominika Kulczyk, Kulczyk Foundation
Thomson Reuters Foundation news
5 September 2019