Warsaw 2018

EVPA invites you to its 14th Annual Conference taking place in the historic city of Warsaw, Poland between 29 and 30 November.

Bernard Uyttendaele

"Currently, only 2% of venture philanthropy investments are allocated to CEE, while 67% go to Western Europe. Social entrepreneurs face difficulties in accessing patient early stage capital that does not demand high financial returns. By organising the 14th EVPA Annual Conference in CEE, EVPA hopes to build a different message around the region, to increase resources and bring new actors into the sector." Bernard Uyttendaele CEO of EVPA."

Europe is facing serious societal challenges, from immigration-integration, climate change, energy poverty, youth unemployment, health care, education amongst many others. These challenges need new innovative solutions. Building these solutions requires both patient capital and cooperation amongst different stakeholders. 

Early bird registrations will start in June!

This year, we will  again group the sessions into three streams depending on expertise:

  • Explorers (for those who are new to the sector or to a particular topic, this is the perfect starting point).
  • Experts (special breakout sessions for experienced practitioners to debate on specific issues).
  • Co-creators (interactive working sessions for practitioners which will aim at exchanging expertise and co-creating together; in these sessions, practitioners work on a problem and will leave with concrete practical outcome/solutions).

EVPA members can submit session proposals and propose creative elements.

Session proposals

We invite you to submit session proposals by 9 March 2018. Please note that by submitting a proposal, you confirm that you have read, understood and agreed on the EVPA submission criteria and general guidelines.

Creative elements

Do you feel the conference needs more creative elements, like speed networking or open spaces? Give your input! You do not have to propose a session in order to give us ideas for creative elements.

Looking forward to see you in Warsaw.


Contact for more info

Tina Roshdi , Project Officer, EVPA


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