“Impact investing as a vital tool in tackling long-term unemployment: Social Venture Fund publishes a new report”
by EVPA on November 13, 2013
Today almost 3.2m people are long-term unemployed (i.e. out of work for more than 1 year) across France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK. Long-term unemployment has significant negative effects not only on income but also on health and social exclusion.
Long term unemployment causes both economic and social negative effects: prolonged alienation from the job market bears the risk of poverty and social exclusion also the longer a person is out of work the more difficult it is to find work.
Less than a month to go until the 9th EVPA Annual Conference!
by EVPA on October 30, 2013
With just a couple of weeks to go until the 9th EVPA Annual Conference taking place on 26 and 27 November in Geneva, places are going fast. Make sure you secure one of the last places for this unique event for everyone involved or interested in learning about venture philanthropy and social investment.
European Commission launches consultation on crowdfunding in the EU
by EVPA on October 16, 2013
Following the Workshop on Crowdfunding organised on 3 June 2013 in Brussels, the European Commission has launched a consultation inviting stakeholders to share their views about crowdfunding: its potential benefits, risks, and the design of an optimal policy framework to untap the potential of this new form of financing.
EVPA goes social with Pathable!
by EVPA on October 10, 2013
We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Pathable for our 9th Annual Conference taking place on 26 and 27 November in Geneva. Pathable is a social network platform which allows delegates to connect before the event, facilitate meetings and organise their schedule. It is thus in line with our ambition to create an ecosystem at our annual conference of open minds in which there is space for creative discussions, surprising new connections and which facilitates ‘serendipity’.
Keynote speakers confirmed – update on the 9th EVPA Annual Conference on 26 and 27 November in Geneva
by EVPA on October 02, 2013
With just two months to go until the 9th EVPA Annual Conference, we are putting the final touches to the programme and preparations are in full force. We are delighted to confirm two outstanding keynote speakers who will give us with their reflections on this year’s principal theme “Responsible Leadership: Inspire and Act!”