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In March 2016, experts and philanthropy professionals from 18 countries met in Lisbon to discuss a complex and troubling situation – the increasing restrictions on funding and freedom of civil society organizations and its consequences on philanthropy – from global perspective. Participants reflected on what could be done to influence the forces framing this issue and improve the giving environment. The focus of the meeting was on philanthropy infrastructure organizations, with additional participation of colleagues from international law and civil society.