Mode of Operation
With a view to promoting the social and ecological transition of societies, the FPH provides long-term support to stakeholders following best practices in order to advocate for the adoption of good policies.
The Necessity of a Social and Ecological Transition
From 1987 to 1992, while preparing for the Rio Summit, the FPH declared its conviction that a profound change in our development model is necessary for us to avoid social and ecological collapse.
Long-Term Core Funding
“You do not win a marathon by running a succession of sprints.” Civic engagement aimed at obtaining good policies cannot be broken down into a series of individual projects. It is a prolonged effort, one that requires time: developing the ability to influence requires combining high-quality expertise with a capacity to disseminate it within society.
The FPH identifies stakeholders involved in issues that it has identified as strategic beforehand (energy, agriculture/food, civil rights, macroeconomics, currencies…), and supports their long-term development by providing them with core funding. The best image you might find is that of an investor who identifies a company with good future prospects and who finances its development without interfering in its management and industrial decisions.
Advocacy as Civic Action
The Foundation supports stakeholders that follow best practices in their advocacy in favour of the adoption of good policies. In order to draw a distinction between this type of action and apolitical charity actions or political actions in a partisan sense, we use the term “civic action”.
A Francophone and European Foundation
The Foundation is mainly, but not exclusively, active within its geo-cultural space: French-speaking countries within Europe, Europe as a whole, French-speaking countries the world over. In order to foster an international dimension, it encourages the organisations it supports to connect with their counterparts in other geo-cultural spaces.
Finally, as a stakeholder in civil society, the Foundation is in dialogue with its counterparts: European, North American, South American, Asian foundations, etc.