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The Sanofi Foundation, partner of the Mécènes Forum of Admical for the 2nd year

October 18, 2018

On October 12th, Admical organized the Mécènes Forum at the Collège de France in Paris. For its 3rd edition, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation wanted to support this annual and major event, bringing together more than 500 participants and some fifty speakers from the world of patronage.

This day allowed time for sharing experiences between experts and professionals on a common theme: building the Europe of philanthropists.

Indeed, patronage addresses a revolution: the new frontiers of scale change, professionalization and impact research, major societal problems, anchored in local realities, but of international scope.

This third Mécènes Forum allowed participants to discover the inspiring and often poorly known examples of other European countries, the characteristics and challenges of this Europe of patrons, and to acquire the keys to invent the models of tomorrow.

The Sanofi Foundation, partner of the Mécènes Forum of Admical for the 2nd year

During this day, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation took part in several highlights.

In the morning, Xavier Darcos, President of the Foundation intervened, alongside other patrons of European private foundations, on the theme of: Europe of philanthropists and innovation.

In the afternoon, the Foundation spoke at a round table on the topic "Migration Challenge: What Role for Foundations?” In partnership with his partner Gynecology Without Borders (GSF).

After a presentation of the role of foundations in the migration crisis by Valérie Faillat, Head of the Foundation, Richard Mathis, Vice President of GSF, testified of the situation of migrant women in the north of France, while underlining the importance of having faithful financial partners to continue their actions.

Following this multi-stakeholder discussion, the Foundation organized a co-construction session on the topic "Foundations: let’s engage collectively for unaccompanied refugee minors". A workshop reserved for foundations to imagine a concrete, coordinated and complementary response to the issue of migrant children.