Europe is facing serious societal challenges, from immigration-integration, climate change, energy poverty, youth unemployment, health care, education amongst many others. These challenges need new innovative solutions. Building these solutions requires both patient capital and cooperation amongst different stakeholders.

In aid to combat these societal challenges, each year we bring together different actors who are at the top of their profession from the social investment and venture philanthropy sector at Europe’s largest and recognised Annual Conference. This year we will be holding our

14th Annual Conference ‘New Frontiers For Impact’ in Warsaw, Poland held on 29 and 30 November.

Currently, only 2% of venture philanthropy investments are allocated to CEE, while 67% go to Western Europe. Social entrepreneurs face difficulties in accessing patient early stage capital that does not demand high financial returns. By organising the 14th EVPA Annual Conference in Central Eastern Europe, we hope to build a different message around the region, to increase resources and bring new actors into the sector.