TFN International - news from Denmark, South Korea and Bulgaria
In July we were delighted to welcome Carsten Terp Beck-Nilsson, civil society editor of Danish political digital magazine Altinget to the Film Funding event held at Channel 4. Carsten and the team at Altinget are interested in the potential for TFN’s model in Denmark and by way of introduction, Carsten wrote this article which was published last week (an English translation is here). Many thanks to TFN members Karina Upton and Paul Kelland for their contributions to the article and what a great photo they’ve used of Michael Maynard in full flight!
At the same event it was a pleasure to host Professor Suenghee Choi, a member of the delegation of civil society academics and practitioners from South Korea which we met with that same week to talk about TFN. The study visit to the UK was organised by Asan Nanum Foundation and we are hopeful that through them we may develop further links in South Korea.
And finally, one of our longest standing international collaborators, Monika Pisankaneva, from Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation in Bulgaria, has been selected to present a paper on the growth of giving circles based on TFN’s model in Bulgaria, at an international conference in Milan this October. The conference is organized by the Center of Philanthropy Senior Fellows Program at the City University of New York. Many former fellows from around the world will attend the reunion, which is dedicated to the organisation’s 30th anniversary. This will be a great opportunity for civil society and philanthropy development professionals from all around the world to hear about TFN and the very positive impact it is having in cities and towns all around Bulgaria.
If you’d like any further information about any aspect of the TFN International programme, please do not hesitate to get in touch!