The Hippocrene Foundation : for the Europeans
The Hippocrene Foundation is a state-approved independent family foundation whose main purpose is « to Live Europe » by developing tighter connections between young Europeans.
Supporting projects : The Foundation's action brings its financial support to non-profit-making projects in various domains: culture and education as well as humanitarian and social action. The Foundation has chosen to minimize its running costs so that more than 75% of its budget may be devoted to grants. Its assets come both from the returns on its own capital and from donations by individuals or companies. Some of the donations are allotted to definite projects by the donors. The Fundation does not appeal to public funding.
Creating networks : Complementarily, the Hippocrene Foundation fosters meetings between young Europeans coming from different networks. Notably, its annual organization of the exhibitions « Propos d'Europe » has led to the emergence of a network of European artists. The Foundation also contributes to meetings between European actors from the civil society through the organization of two to three lunches per year between European associations in the presence of a representative of the Department of European Affairs.
Acting with partners : In order to broaden the range of its activities, the Hippocrene Foundation has created the « Circle of Hippocrene's Friends » (le cercle des amis d'Hippocrene) and has become a sheltering Foundation. In addition, the Foundation initiates projects with partners that share some of its objectives, such as the Evens Foundation, the Karolyi Foundation, the Paris House of Europe (la Maison de l'Europe de Paris) and the Paris Office of Education (le rectorat de Paris)
Educating the youth about Europe : In 2010 the Foundation gives first priority to the education of the young about Europe through the creation of the Hippocrene Prize of the Education about Europe : teaching Europe, mobility, exchanges and common projects are the best means for the young to materialize their sense of belonging to a common body and their awakening to a European citizenship.
Lettre de la fondation déc 2011