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Workshop on EU Funding Opportunities for Social Impact

YOU MISSED IT! The first edition of the course to learn how to successfully apply for different sources of funding took place on 19 April in Brussels, stay connected for our upcoming activities. 

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 workshop on “EU Funding Opportunities for Social Impact”.

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 course on “EU Funding Opportunities for Social Impact” 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

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

Dana is part of a team focusing on social entrepreneurship at the DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission. 

Shadin Viratham

Shadin Viratham - European Commission, Belgium

Shadin is a policy officer at DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion in the unit responsible for the implementation of the EU’s Social Business Initiative, including developing policy and EU-level financial instruments under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)

Antonio Miguel

Antonio Miguel - Maize-Decoding Impact, Portugal

Antonio Miguel is the Managing Director of the Maize-Decoding Impact, a Lisbon-based social investment intermediary that implements financial and non-financial mechanisms to unlock capital towards social change in Portugal.

Florian Ott

Florian Ott - Erste Group Bank AG, Austria

Florian is working in Social Banking Development supporting people at risk of poverty, social organizations and starting entrepreneurs.

Francisco Soler Garcia

Francisco Soler Garcia - Creas, Spain

Francisco Soler is the investment Director at CREAS; CREAS supports social entrepreneurship and invest in business projects whose priority is creating social and environmental value.

Philippe Bernard-Treille

Philippe Bernard-Treille - European Investment Fund (EIF), Luxembourg

Philippe is an Investment Manager at the European Investment Fund (EIF) with 15 years of experience in venture capital, private equity and impact investing.

Michal Radziwill

Michal Radziwill - TISE SA - Towarzystwo Inwestycji Społeczno-Ekonomicznych SA, Poland

Michal is the CEO at TISE SA in Warsaw since 2000.

Simone Uccheddu

Simone Uccheddu - European Investment Fund, Luxembourg

Investment Manager for Inclusive finance programs at the EIF since 2014.

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