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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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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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Consult with the European Commission on the Social Economy

by EVPA on August 27, 2014

The Italian government, on the occasion of its presidency of the EU, has launched a public consultation to identify ideas and proposals for the development of the European Social economy. Pointing to the increasing attention that the Social Economy has received in public discourse, they have identified the challenge facing policy makers to match this with the development of adequate legal, regulatory and financial tools recognising the specificities of the Social Economy and boosting its development.

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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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