About the event

The Collaborate for Impact launch event introduced the Collaborate for Impact project and explored how social entrepreneurship and social investment are developing in the Eastern Partnership countries and Russia.

This project is funded by the European Union.

The Member States of the European Union have decided to link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders

The Collaborate for Impact Regional Launch Event introduced the Collaborate for Impact project, its partners, and what is planned for the coming years.

During 3 days, participants representing social enterprises, civil society organisations, business and state institutions, had the opportunity to be introduced to social impact investment. They also got familiar with the role of the business sector and government in the implementation of these concepts at the national level.

Practitioners of social investment shared case studies and best practices in collaboration with business or with public institutions. We also showcased examples from the Eastern Partnership countries and Russia, where different forms of social entrepreneurship and social investment are already taking place.

The Event brought together diverse stakeholders from the region, who are either already implementing some forms of social investment and social entrepreneurship, or are interested to engage in the topic.

Who is this event for?

Anyone who wants to learn more about social entrepreneurship and social investment in the Eastern Partnership region and Russia, and more specifically: social enterprises and entrepreneurs, civil society organisations, representatives of the business community, impact investors, government and public institutions, academia, and media.

About EVPA

EVPA is a strong community of around 300 member organisations from 30+ countries sharing the same vision and a common goal: creating positive social impact through the practice of investing for impact.

Established in 2004 and based in Brussels, EVPA is proud to have initiated this movement in Europe. Over the years, we have been contributing to a thriving impact ecosystem and a growing market engaging social investors, foundations, corporations and policy makers in supporting social innovators and maximising their impact.

We enable our members to connect and learn from each other to achieve deeper societal impact through investments. We build the impact ecosystem at international, European, national and local levels. As a strategic partner of the European Commission in advancing this sector, we share insights, develop knowledge and training, and shape public policies to make the investing for impact movement in Europe stronger.