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Center for Philanthropic Studies

Center for Philanthropic Studies

VU University Amsterdam

The Center for Philanthropic Studies at VU University Amsterdam conducts research and educates professionals in all areas of the Dutch philanthropic sector. The Center is the leading unit in the Netherlands for research on philanthropy. More information about the Center for Philanthropic Studies can be found at www.giving.nl.


Barry Hoolwerf

Barry Hoolwerf

Researcher

Barry Hoolwerf is responsible for the educational programmes that are carried out by the Center. He is also project manager of the European Research Network On Philanthropy, which was initiated by the Centre for Philanthropic Studies at VU University in 2008. As a researcher, he is involved in the European Study On Foundations (EUFORI) and the role of philanthropy on a meso-level.

Danique Karamat Ali MSc

Danique Karamat Ali MSc

Researcher

Danique Karamat Ali is a researcher at the Center for Philanthropic Studies. In the past, she has supported the center’s European ‘Giving in Evidence’ project. Currently she is working on the EUFORI research project with the aim to quantify and assess foundations’ financial support and policies for research and innovation in the EU.

Drs. Barbara Gouwenberg

Drs. Barbara Gouwenberg

Research coordinator

Since 2007 Barbara Gouwenberg has been head of commissioned research of the department of Philanthropic Studies. She is coordinator of the ‘Giving in the Netherlands’ research project; a biennial research project on charitable donation patterns in the Netherlands. Every two year this results in the publication of the book ‘Geven in Nederland’ of which she is one of the editors. Since July 2012 she has been project manager of EUFORI Study, an EC commissioned research project.