Upcoming events, webinars and other dates to remember

EVPA Annual Conference 2021 - EuroMillions session


  • 11:00 - 12:00
  • Webinars
  • Speakers

EVPA Annual Conference 2021 - EuroMillions session

The gateway for impact investors to the EU long-term budget: InvestEU and ESF+

The EU long-term budget 2021-2027 and NextGenerationEU form the largest package ever financed through the EU budget, of EUR 2 trillion. We will highlight opportunities and mechanisms for impact investors to engage in and access the two most important EU funding programmes: ESF+ and InvestEU.

Meet the speakers

Frank Lee

Frank Lee - European Investment Bank (EIB)

Frank is acting head of the European Investment Advisory Hub, a pan European advisory service managed by EIB on behalf of the European Commission, and part of the “Juncker Plan” for economic recovery launched in 2015. He has more recently led the negotiations with the Commission on establishing the successor to this initiative – the Invest EU Advisory Hub – that will provide advisory support for investment projects across the EU during the 2021-2027 period.

Silvia Manca

Silvia Manca - European Investment Fund (EIF)

Silvia Manca is responsible for the social impact programs within the Institutional Business Development team at the European Investment Fund (part of the European Investment Bank Group).

Peter Surek

Peter Surek - Erste Group and Erste Social Finance Holding

Peter Surek is Head of Social banking at Erste Group and CEO of Erste Social Finance Holding. He is a retail and social banker with 20+ years of experience in different Central and Eastern European markets. After graduation at the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia, he started his career in Tatra banka, Slovakia from the bottom and spent 8 years going through almost all the positions in the retail branch network. Within his engagement with Raiffeisen Bank International he was managing multiple projects in Austria, Albania and Croatia and in 2009-2011 he co-founded the new direct bank, leading products and business processes development.

Bianca Polidoro

Bianca Polidoro - EVPA

Bianca is EVPA’s Senior Policy and EU Partnerships Manager and member of the the European Commission’s Expert Group on Social Economy and Social Enterprises (GECES). She joined EVPA in February 2019. She leads the EVPA Policy’s team, which monitors and analyses key policy developments relevant to the VP/SI sector, and implements the multi-annual policy strategy of EVPA. She represents EVPA’s community towards EU authorities (EC, EIB, EIF etc.), as well as other multilateral bodies.

With the financial support of

European Commision

Search the website

Use the following form to search our website