The European Foundation Centre—Facing Europe’s Difficult Future with Realism, Innovation, Diversity and Optimism

European foundation leaders danced into the night in an elegant, turn of the past century, dancing tent that had been erected in the shadow of the royal Belgian palace. They danced with evident joie de vivre in the face of the troubles—fiscal, demographic and political—facing their continent. This was the final social event of the EFC’s 2010 annual general assembly. The membership had convened in the capital of united Europe to focus member and European Commission attention on the benefits and need for a European foundation statute.