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The European Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment sector increasingly more important in tackling societal challenges in a difficult economic environment

The European Venture Philanthropy Association has published the third edition of its annual report. After three consecutive years of surveying the European Venture Philanthropy (VP) and Social Investment (SI) sector, important trends have emerged.

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Save the date: 10th EVPA Annual Conference, Berlin, Germany

The conference will take place on 17-18 November in Berlin and will look into the topic of “Collaborating for Social Impact: the Next 10 Years” The Annual Conference welcomes both newcomers on the venture philanthropy scene as well as more … Continue reading

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EVPA signs a 4-year Partnership with the European Commission

Acknowledging the key role of social entrepreneurship for the completion of its EU 2020 Strategy, the European Union wants to foster its cooperation with pan-European networks active in promoting the access to social finance.

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New EVPA Publication: Social Impact Strategies for Banks

We are proud to announce the launch of a new report by EVPA and the London Business School on 11 March. This publication, “Social Impact Strategies for Banks- Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment” written by Dr Leonora Buckland, explores how … Continue reading

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Last Call for Applications: 2014 List of Impact Investment Asset Managers in the DACH Region

EVPA member Social Venture Fund is supporting Impact in Motion, a think tank and consultancy specialised in impact investing, in compiling the first list of experienced impact investment asset managers, which will be updated on a yearly basis.

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Registration open for the II edition of the course “VP in practice: the fundamental toolkit”12-13 June Barcelona, 23-24 September Brussels

After a successful completion of the first edition, the EVPA Training Academy launches its second edition of the course: ‘VP in practice: the fundamental toolkit’, a two-module training providing a solid introduction to Venture Philanthropy.

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Social Entrepreneurs event in Strasbourg

On 16 and 17 January 2014 the European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the City of Strasbourg hosted a large European interactive event “Social Entrepreneurs: Have Your Say!” on social entrepreneurship and the social economy in … Continue reading

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Shifting the Lens, A de-risking Toolkit for Impact Investing

Over the past few years, impact investing has been a growing sector, with a rapidly increasing development, both on the demand and the supply side. However, the idea that there is a mismatch between those two sides persists as impact … Continue reading

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EVPA and its members in an open dialogue with the European Commission

On 11 February EVPA and two members active in the EVPA Thematic group Africa, IKARE and the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizen Trust, attended a consultation at the European Commission.

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EVPA First member: BonVenture Management GmbH Q&A

As a membership organisation we value the contributions that each organisation brings to the network. EVPA is celebrating its first ten years of activity and we would like to highlight the members that are part of our community since the … Continue reading

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