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The best recommendations for experimenting with foreign wives

Today, international marriages are not treated as strange anymore and international dating portals are not treated as unacceptable. In fact, because of the existence of the Internet, guys and girls all over the globe can meet their spouse on the Web and to fall in love. Although there are various…

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2017 In vitro research prize

2017 In vitro research prize

Since 2014, the Fondation E. Naef pour la recherche in vitro (FENRIV) joined forces with Fonds Carlo of Fondation Philanthropia to support former winners of the FENRIV prize, researchers who have continued in this field of research. In 2017, Philanthropia supports the work of Professors Laurent Kaiser and Caroline Tapparel,…

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Fribourg: Social impact in the café

Fribourg: Social impact in the café

Fribourg-based association La Tuile offers emergency shelter for people in need for 25 years. It manages the cantonal emergency shelter, and since 2003, provides transition accommodation to Fribourg population in a social inclusion scheme. Having established successfully its core operations, the organsation can now build more subtle links with the…

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Barbara Hendricks and Amos Gitaï: artistic commitment to human rights

Barbara Hendricks and Amos Gitaï: artistic commitment to human rights

As Philanthropia’s donors are sensitive to human rights, for three years the Foundation has been supporting the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) taking place in Geneva in March. This year’s support focussed on a conversation between Barbara Hendricks and Amos Gitaï during which each artist outlined…

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The broad variety of Virtual Data Rooms and the modes of picking them.

It stands to reason that the Electronic Data Rooms are becoming more known nowadays. If to compare them with their contenders, they are notable for the advanced confidentiality and grant you a better selection of possibilities. As a usual, they are proficient and are ready to be occupied with diverse…

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In vitro research prize

In vitro research prize

Since 2014, the Fondation E. Naef pour la recherche in vitro (FENRIV) joined forces with Fonds Carlo of Fondation Philanthropia to support former winners of the FENRIV prize, researchers who have continued in this field of research. Philanthropia this year supports the work of Prof. Gilbert Greub, of the University…

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Human Rights Against Extreme Poverty

Human Rights Against Extreme Poverty

A new handbook, ‘Making Rights Work for People Living in Extreme Poverty’ was launched this Autumn and focuses on the implementation of the UN guiding principles on extreme poverty and human rights. Spearheaded by Franciscans International (FI) and ATD Fourth World, the international movement against poverty, the handbook is intended…

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New name for humanitarian player

New name for humanitarian player

Philanthropia gives donors the opportunity to try out a type of support that is little used and frequently overlooked : the development of organisations and their capacity for action. Since 2014, the foundation supports Première Urgence Internationale, an NGO helping civilians that have been marginalized by natural disasters, wars or…

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Le Temps newspaper reports on Philanthropia

Le Temps newspaper reports on Philanthropia

In an article published on 17 February 2015, Swiss daily Le Temps reviews the initiatives led by Group Lombard Odier to strengthen the philanthropic sector. Philanthropia is mentioned alongside Fondation Lombard Odier, the Group’s corporate foundation. Extract: “Alongside its own foundation, Lombard Odier also offers clients to donate part of their assets via Philanthropia. «Since…

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In vitro antibodies : in Geneva, a unique alternative to animal experiment

In vitro antibodies : in Geneva, a unique alternative to animal experiment

Since 2012 Professor Pierre Cosson and his team run a one-of-a-kind pilot project to produce antibodies in vitro in the laboratories of the University of Geneva medicine faculty. « Our two complementary objectives are to allow the scientific community to access a new model of antibodies and to develop an alternative…

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