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EVPA provides timely news coverage from EVPA and the broader VP community on the website and in the VP Update, which is sent monthly. If you are interested in receiving it please visit the VP Update page. From this page, you may also download past quarterly issues.

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Social Entrepreneurship in the European Union: a promising and bright future?

by EVPA on August 27, 2014

“Social Entrepreneurs: have your say!” was the theme of the most important event on social business organised since the launch by the European Commission's Social Business Initiative at the end of 2011. Gathering more than 2000 social entrepreneurs, academics, policy makers and finance practitioners, this conference held in January 2014 concluded on the Strasbourg Declaration, a wish list aimed at keeping the initiated momentum around social entrepreneurship alive, while the European Union is getting ready for its new legislature.

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EVPA Welcomes New Members

by EVPA on August 27, 2014

With over 170+ members, EVPA is growing every month. This August we welcomed three new associate members dedicated to the Venture Philanthropy movement: AXA Belgium - Corporate Responsibility, Deutsche Bank AG and the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie.

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EBAN Launches Committee on Impact Investing

by EVPA on August 27, 2014

‘Business Angels and capital investors can have a critical positive impact on society through impact investing’. This is the premise on which EVPA member EBAN (the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Market players) has founded its impact investing committee.

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Q&A with Innpact

by EVPA on August 27, 2014

1. Please tell us a little bit about your organisation and your objectives? Founded in 2007 and based in Luxembourg, Innpact offers specialised advisory and consulting services supporting the development and structuring of impact finance initiatives. Our mission is to foster sustainable impact finance initiatives by providing innovative advisory, consulting and management support services.

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EVPA Blog Launched

by EVPA on August 27, 2014

As a community driven organisation, we are very pleased to announce we now have a dedicated online space where we can foster discussion among our members and between our members and stakeholders. With the financial assistance of the European Commission, we have launched a blog intended as an online space where you- our members and stakeholders - can have conversations around the issues that you face in your day to day practice of venture philanthropy and social investment. The first two blogs are now live- 

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