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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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A new crowdfunding experience for more impacts in Africa

by EVPA on March 31, 2014

For the first time, the EVPA member I&P partners with Kiva, the American crowdfunding web platform. Over the past decade, Africa has experienced unprecedented growth, with 5-6% growth rate at the continent level. However, this growth remains heterogeneous, fragile, insufficient and unevenly distributed. Small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) are at the core of the African economic fabric; they are the largest contributors to job creation and are key actors for political and social stability.

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EVPA signs a 4-year Partnership with the European Commission

by EVPA on March 27, 2014

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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ESADE 7th Annual Conference

by EVPA on March 13, 2014

ESADE Business School organises its 7th Annual Conference on 1 April 2014 in Barcelona. The event will highlight the talent of entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs as drivers of innovation and social impact. Experts and other individuals familiar with social entrepreneurship within organisations will discuss the leadership process involved in challenging the status quo in order to build a better future. With this Annual Conference, we want to boost the potential of these agents of change and inspire all sorts of social-impact organisations – NGOs, non-profit and for-profit companies, and social enterprises – to effectively implement it within their structures.

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Siemens Stiftung intensifies its programme to foster micro-entrepreneurs in Kenya

by EVPA on March 12, 2014

EVPA Member Siemens Stiftung expands its entrepreneurship training programme and is thereby promoting personal initiative and social entrepreneurship. On 10 March, the opening of a new solar station, the Water-Energy Hub, marked the start of entrepreneurship training for the local community in Honge on Lake Victoria.

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New EVPA Publication: Social Impact Strategies for Banks

by EVPA on March 11, 2014

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 European banks can use their core strengths –financial acumen, investment skills, capital and networks– to actively generate social impact by engaging in venture philanthropy and social investment.

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