A key dimension for the venture philanthropy sector in Europe

EVPA plays a crucial role in promoting effective EU and national policies that support a well-functioning ecosystem for social impact. Informing its members about relevant EU policy initiatives and voicing their concerns and expectations.

European Thought Leader and Catalyst

As a thought leader within the impact space, EVPA monitors and communicates noteworthy developments in the sector at European and national level, and voices concerns and expectations of its network to policymakers. As a catalyst, EVPA connects relevant stakeholders and facilitates conversation and collaboration between them on key policy topics.

EVPA’s work aim to help create a favourable policy environment for the investors forimpact. This is facilitated by:

  • Partnership with the European Commission: In 2014, EVPA signed a four-year Partnership with the European Commission (DG EMPL) to promote access to finance for social enterprises. In 2018, the partnership was extended for four additional years. Click here to learn more.
  • Participation in the GECES Expert Group: EVPA is an active stakeholder in the GECES, a consultative expert group set up by the European Commission to examine the progress of measures improving access to finance for social enterprises, enhancing their visibility and optimising their legal environment. Click here to learn more.

For more details about our policy work, you can write to us at policy@evpa.eu.com.

Contact for more info

Bianca Polidoro , Senior Policy and EU Partnerships Manager, EVPA

Cătălina Papari , Policy and EU Partnerships Associate, EVPA

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