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The PROGRESS programme is managed by the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and equal opportunities of the European Commission. It was established to financially support the implementation of the objectives of the EU in the fields of employment, social affairs and … Continue reading

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EVPA on the Road

Our team members cover a lot of ground each month. Find below an overview of where they will be in the coming month. Drop lwolters@evpa.eu.com if you want to link up with them at any of these opportunities.

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The Zero Project: Call for Nominations

For all those members keen to highlight outstanding solutions for people with disabilities, the Zero Project is inviting leading experts and organisations to nominate outstanding practices and policies on the topic of Independent Living and Political Participation. Initiated in 2010 … Continue reading

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EVPA’s Gathering of Leaders Assesses State of the Sector

Hosted in Venice by Oltre Venture Capital Sociale, and supported by Fondazione di Venezia, the 2014 “Gathering of Leaders” of EVPA brought together European Venture Philanthropists and Social Investors, for two days of reflection and discussions on the sector’s trends … Continue reading

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EVPA Workshop on Exit Strategies

All relationships between VPOs and SPOs come to an end. Grant end dates arrive, debt is repaid and new shareholders are found to pass on equity investments. But what happens in reality when the exit occurs? Can VPOs and SPOs … Continue reading

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PHITRUST IMPACT INVESTORS and Ananda Ventures – Social Venture Fund Collaborate in Pan-European Investment

EVPA members Ananda Ventures (Social Venture Fund) and PhiTrust Impact Investors successfully completed an investment in the award winning social enterprise VerbaVoice, a German based firm focused on developing accessible speech technologies and support for deaf and hearing-impaired people. 

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EVPA on the Road

Our team members cover a lot of ground each month. Find below an overview of where they will be in the coming month. Drop lwolters@evpa.eu.com if you want to link up with them at any of these opportunities.

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EVPA Welcomes New Members

With over 170+ members, EVPA is growing every month.  This May we welcomed three new associate members dedicated to the Venture Philanthropy movement. Based in Belgium, Italy and Germany respectively, EBAN, Bocconi School of Management SDA and Impact in Motion … Continue reading

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Aviva France and Le Comptoir de l’Innovation Commit €10 million to Impact Investing

Insurance company Aviva France and EVPA member le Comptoir de l’Innovation have launched a new €10m fund supporting societal entrepreneurship in France.  The new fund is entirely financed by Aviva France and intended to significantly grow the sector in the … Continue reading

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AVPN Launches Guide on VP in Asia

Our Asian sister organisation (Asian Venture Philanthropy Network) AVPN has launched a valuable new guide to help founders, sponsors and funders of new venture philanthropy and social investment organisations in Asia. “Getting Started in Venture Philanthropy in Asia” is based … Continue reading

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EVPA Launches EU Webinar Series

From the capital of Europe come a great many initiatives that may affect your business today or in the future. EVPA is therefore pleased to announce the launch of its “EU Webinar Series”, dedicated to addressing European topics of interest … Continue reading

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… And Some New Team Members

With a growing membership come increased demands on the EVPA team and we’re very pleased that we have been able to grow our team with a view to enhancing our capacity to develop services and activities that are of value … Continue reading

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EVPA welcomes new members

We are delighted to welcome 8 new associate members to EVPA from five countries. Bird & Bird CEO Collaborative Forum Fondazione Giovanni ed Annamaria Cottino Fonds 1818 Jersey Finance Ltd Partnership for Change R&P LEGAL SROI Network We also inform … Continue reading

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A Belgian première: A Social Impact Bond to tackle unemployment in Brussels

The first Belgian Social Impact Bond (and one of the first on the European continent) has been officially launched. This achievement was reached in a record timing of less than a year, by an informal team of professionals including EVPA … Continue reading

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New Member Q&A: Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum

1. Could you tell us more about your history and your aims? Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum is the leading network organisation for generating and transferring policy relevant research in the field of entrepreneurship and small enterprise development. The organisation is an … Continue reading

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