The CEPS is an interdisciplinary university centre, which aims to connect the different research approaches and theories through a general view on the topics philanthropy and foundations.
The CEPS aligns its range of services with the strategic focus “Social change and justice” at the University of Basle.
The current research projects are recording the significance of the Swiss foundation sector. Furthermore, the projects analyse how foundations facilitate the accumulation and preservation of social capital.
The CEPS regularly arranges scientific conferences in close collaboration with its partners.
Swiss Foundation Code
Governance is a major challenge for members of a foundation board. The Swiss Foundation Code from SwissFoundations is the first European-wide Governance Code for foundations. The Code contains basic principles and recommendations for a professional management of foundations. An English version was published in 2011. More...