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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.

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