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EU Funding Opportunities for Social Impact Training

EVPA plays a crucial role in promoting effective EU and national policies that support a well-functioning ecosystem for societal impact. Starting from the extensive knowledge of the EVPA members about the EU funding mechanisms and programmes available for Venture Philanthropy Organisations and Social Investors (VPOs/SIs) at the European level, the EVPA Training Academy has launched this year the first edition of the “EU Funding Opportunities for Social Impact Training”.

Are you interested in understanding more about funding deployed by the European Commission (EC) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) to support Venture Philanthropy Organisations and Social Investments (VPOs/SIs) in financing social enterprises? Then this course is designed especially for you!

Join the “EU Funding Opportunities for Social Impact Training” and have the chance to discuss in detail how to apply for:

  • The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) Programme and specifically the EaSI Guarantee Instrument, EaSI Calls to support social enterprise finance, and EaSI Capacity Building Investments Window
  • The European Fund for Strategic Investments EFSI – specifically the Social Impact Window.

This one-day workshop is a deep dive into the EU funding sources dedicated to social funders that support social enterprises on the European market. 

Representatives of the European Commission’s DG for Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion and the European Investment Fund will share their insights on the funding mechanisms and the application procedures related to EaSI and EFSI - Social Impact Window. Some of the EVPA members as well will be showcasing their direct experience and the lessons learnt in applying for those sources of funding. This workshop will help you to successfully apply for those sources of funding.

Who should attend?

The workshop is designed for organisations that deploy capital in the European impact market such as:

  • Venture Philanthropy Organisations
  • Social and Impact Investors
  • Financial Intermediaries
  • Investors and Asset Managers
  • Social Incubators and Accelerators, Social Innovation Ecosystem Builders

Registration and Deadlines

  • Registrations: 30/03/2018. You can register here. Places are limited, so be sure to book your place as soon as possible.
  • Scholarships: 27/03/2018. Some scholarships are available for EVPA members who cannot afford the course fee. Please find here all the information on how to apply.

Don’t forget that EVPA members have priority access to trainings and pay 50% of non-members fees.

More information

For further inquires, please do not hesitate to contact EVPA at trainingacademy@evpa.eu.com. The Training Academy staff is available to support you in designing your learning journey with EVPA.

Meet the speakers

Dana Verbal

Dana Verbal - European Commission, Belgium

Shadin Viratham

Shadin Viratham - European Commission, Belgium

To be defined

To be defined - European Investment Fund, Luxembourg

Antonio Miguel

Antonio Miguel - Social Investment Lab, Portugal

Event prices

  • EVPA members € 400
  • Non-members € 800

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