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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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EU Webinar Series: EuSEF Regulation

by EVPA on July 30, 2014

On the 25th of June, EVPA organised its first EU webinar on the EuSEF Regulation, to clarify its relevance to EVPA members and capture any industry concerns related to the regulation. EuSEF provides for a voluntary label for “European Social Entrepreneurship Funds” (EuSEF) that are registered with the competent authority of their Member State, to support managers to market their funds across the European Union. A key component of the “Social Business Initiative” (SBI), the EuSEF Regulation became applicable on 22 July 2013.

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EVPA Welcomes New Members

by EVPA on July 29, 2014

EVPA is happy to welcome new associate member Innpact. Founded in 2007 and based in Luxembourg, Innpact has long standing experience with investment funds and an in-depth knowledge of the microfinance industry.

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EVPA on the Road

by EVPA on July 29, 2014

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

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Guiding and Mapping the Social Investment Market

by EVPA on July 29, 2014

The UK Social Investment market was worth an estimated £202 million in 2012, and is growing with 20% year on year. Time for a guide to explain to investees whether social finance is relevant and appropriate to them. Questions such as ‘is social investment right for you’, ‘is your organisation is ready and ‘what stage of investment are you at’, are covered in depth.

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Help the Dreamers

by EVPA on July 29, 2014

Are you in a position to offer your experience and skills to support aspiring social entrepreneurs? EVPA member Ashoka Belgium will organise its second DreamStorming event on October 4th 2014 at Les Halles de Schaerbeek in Brussels during Europe Refresh II.

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