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Austria: The Wrong Place for Charitable Foundations?

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All across Europe there are more than 150.000 charitable foundations involved in education, culture, social and development activities. The donations by charitable foundations reach up to 1 Billion € per year in Switzerland, while in Germany they amount to up to 15 Billion €. In comparison, non-profit foundations in Austria, are a rather rare occurence, primarily due to inadequate legal and fiscal regulatory frameworks.
The competition for becoming the main hub for philanthrophy has long started. The
European Parliament on July 4th of this year laid the ground for a European Foundations framework which will most probably be enacted in 2014.
What are the consequences for and implications of these new developments in Austria? What kind of regulatory frameworks do non-profit organisations require? Can Private Banking encourage and support philanthropic engagement?

Managing Director, Brochier Stiftung - Haus des Stiftens, Munich
Managing Director, SwissFoundations, Zurich
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Senior Advisor, Management Board, ERSTE Stiftung, Vienna
Managing Director, Licht für die Welt - Christoffel Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, Vienna

Alexander BROCHIER

Managing Director, Brochier Stiftung - Haus des Stiftens, Munich

Hans Brochier GmbH, Nürnberg und München Gründer und Vorstandsvorsitzender, Alexander Brochier Stiftung, Haus des Stiftens, München Mitbegründer und Vorstandsvorsitzender, Stiftung Kinderfonds, München Gründer, Stiftungszentrum.de Servicegesellschaft, München
 Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre
1976
1992
1995
1997
  Leiter, Unternehmensgruppe A. Brochier

Beate ECKHARDT

Managing Director, SwissFoundations, Zurich

  Studium, Deutsche Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft und Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte
  Freischaffende Kommunikations- und Projektleiterin, Schwerpunkt Bildung, Kultur sowie Architektur und Städtebau
 Seit 2005 Geschäftsführerin, SwissFoundations, Zürich

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
1973-1979
1978
1979-1984
1985-1989
1989-1994
1995-2004
2005-2011
2005-2015
2014-2015
since 2012

M.Sc. Franz Karl PRÜLLER

Senior Advisor, Management Board, ERSTE Stiftung, Vienna

BA International Studies, Webster University, St Louis, MO Emergency Aid Coordinator, Caritas Austria, Vienna Secretary General, International Programmes and Project Department, Caritas Austria, Vienna Director, Social Development Programmes, ERSTE Foundation, Vienna M.Sc. Development Management, Open University, England Member of the Board, ERSTE Foundation, Vienna
1986-1988
1988-1996
1996-2005
2005-2012
2008
2012-2016

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