Kick-off presentation of the EU-funded Collaborate for Impact Action

The kick-off presentation for the EU-funded Action “Collaborate for Impact – development of social entrepreneurship and social investments towards economic and social cohesion in the Eastern Partnership and Russia” took place on 19 March 2021.

During the event, representatives from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), EVPA as well as implementing partners from the Eastern Partnership countries presented their joint vision for this project, its objectives, plans as well as ongoing activities already taking place in the Eastern Partnership countries and Russia.

We were excited to hear inspiring words from representatives of the European Commission and the EU Armenia Delegation on the potential of this project.

Watch the recording:

About the project:

The “Collaborate For Impact” project is taking place in the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) and Russia, led by EVPA with the support of the European Union. It aims to contribute to the development of a more favourable social entrepreneurship ecosystem in the region. This will be done through raising awareness, promotion of social innovation and relevant exchanges with various policy and decision-making stakeholders that will ultimately lead to increasing the number of social investors, social entrepreneurs, and collaboration across the region. As a result, civil society organisations and social enterprises will benefit from social investment to become sustainable and have a positive societal impact.

To achieve this, EVPA will engage with local social investors, social entrepreneurs, social purpose organisations, impact funds as well as partnering organisations in Eastern Partnership countries and Russia and share the knowledge and experience of its broad community. The project will also provide financial support to establish venture philanthropy funds in the region.