The CEPS is an interdisciplinary university institute, 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 Basel.
The current research projects are recording the significance of the Swiss foundation sector. Furthermore, the projects analyze 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 >>
CEPS Research Fellows
Das CEPS Research Fellows Netzwerk fördert den Austausch und die Zusammenarbeit von Forschenden im Bereich Philanthropie und Nonprofit Sektor. Mehr >>