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Advanced Programme on Impact Measurement and Management, EVPA

EVPA is launching 10-week advanced Programme on Impact Measurement and Management.


Gain actionable insights and the tools to measure and manage your social impact and ramp up your journey to drive meaningful impact for society.

Get empowered by a fresh and comprehensive learning experience.

Build a network of peers.

Investors for impact – from foundations to impact funds to business support organisations – will learn how to clarify their impact objectives and design a solid framework to measure and manage impact at different levels: on investees / grantees, on final beneficiaries / service users and on society.

During the 10-week hybrid programme, you will be part of a supportive peer-learning community to extend, improve and deepen your impact measurement and management practices. Our innovative hands-on learning experience will support you in your journey to make impact measurement and management a driver of decision-making throughout the investment or grant-making journey.

How You’ll Benefit?

  • Get up to speed on impact measurement and management by accessing key learning materials
  • Assess your current impact measurement and management approach with the support of your peers and EVPA experts, and test it against successful theoretical frameworks and inspiring best practices from the EVPA community
  • Engage in inspiring debates and conversations with experts on the most complex aspects of IMM design and implementation
  • Join a trusted space to identify opportunities for improvement and development of your IMM approach
  • Access a toolbox to take your IMM approach to the next level
  • Learn with your peers online and in-person in Brussels, explore the local impact space, and enjoy network opportunities

How to Apply?

For more information, check the programme website or download the brochure.

Click here to send your application.

Please note that the number of participants in this programme is limited!


Application deadline is 27 March 2022.



Better Incubation #4 Newsletter published

The fourth issue of the Better Incubation Newsletter describes the upcoming opportunities :

  • Inclusive Entrepreneurship Workshop Series
  • Reflections on the Interim assessment of pilot programmes
  • Future activities and events
  • Update on the video portrait of the inclusive incubation programmes

Find out more information about Better Incubation news by reading the newsletter here : Better Incubation Newsletter#4.

Better Incubation Inclusive Entrepreneurship Workshop Series

Discover how to make your incubation services more inclusive and supportive of entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups.

The transition to an inclusive and green economy is gaining momentum. To build a better future, one that’s good for people and the planet, we need better business. Now is the time to bring your services closer to the whole of society.

If you have responsibility for designing and implementing entrepreneur incubation services or support programs, this curated series of online events will help you identify ways to modify your offerings for people from groups underrepresented in the enterprise sector.

Come together with practitioners, social entrepreneurs, subject matter experts and leading impact sector organisations to be:

  • Inspired by a range of best practices and insights related to specific underrepresented groups
  • Connected with like-minded peers, with whom you can learn from and collaborate with
  • Enabled to modify your services with knowledge and methodologies you can implement your teams

We start the workshop series with an exploration of common cultural and structural barriers facing groups underrepresented in the enterprise sector, taking a more intersectional perspective before moving on to deep dives on specific groups, offering inspiration and guidance based on actions and methodologies already successfully implemented on the ground across Europe, to support implementation of inclusive practice.

Introduction to Inclusive Entrepreneurship Inclusive Entrepreneurship Deep Dives 
Migrants and refugees Women Youth Seniors People with disabilities
29 March 20 April 10 May 31 May 22 June 12 July
10am-12pm CET 10am-12.30pm CET 10am-12.30pm CET 10am-12.30pm CET 10am-12.30pm CET 10am-12.30pm CET


Who should you expect?

Introduction to Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Join a panel of impact sector leaders to explore cross-cutting barriers to underrepresented groups in the enterprise sector, and participate in a discussion about what has been and can be done to change things for the better and to create a just and inclusive economy. You will also connect with and learn from peers from other business support organisations.

Panel: Max Bulakovskiy, Policy Analyst, OECD; Tatiana Glad, Executive Director, Impact Hub Network; Shannon Pfohman, Policy & Advocacy Director, Caritas Europa.

Inclusive Entrepreneurship Deep Dives

The next five workshops will each focus on a specific underrepresented group – Migrants & refugees; Women; Youth; Seniors; People with disabilities. Each workshop will create a safe and supportive space to offer inspiration and guidance for business support organisations, based on actions and methodologies already successfully implemented on the ground across Europe, to support implementation of inclusive practice.

You will learn from subject matter experts, social entrepreneurs with lived experiences of the challenges being explored, and business support organisations leading the way in developing and delivering inclusive incubation services. Line-ups for each workshop will be announced soon.


Who is this workshop series for?

These workshops are designed to support people with responsibility for designing and implementing entrepreneur incubation services or support programs, for example program or service managers.  If you work for an organisation that provides business support to entrepreneurs, and you are interested in how you can develop new or modify existing services to make them more inclusive, then these workshops are for you!

There will be a range of experience in the room, from people with years of experience supporting people from underrepresented groups to grow their businesses, to people who are only just starting to think about how they can make their offerings more inclusive of social entrepreneurs and people from underrepresented groups. Some may be building a service from scratch while others will be modifying existing programmes. 

Please note that the workshop content is based on European practice, perspectives and knowledge. However, if you work for a business support organisation operating outside of Europe, you are still very much welcome to participate and hopefully find value in the space created.


What is Better Incubation?

Better Incubation is a 2-year programme (2021 – 2023) funded by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation, and is led by three network organisations: The European Business and Innovation Centre Network, Impact Hub and the European Venture Philanthropy Association.

The aim of Better Incubation is to foster inclusive and social entrepreneurship in Europe by mobilising and empowering Business Support Organisations (BSOs) with capacities to effectively help the social enterprises and potential entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups to grow their businesses. Read more here.


How can you participate?

Please sign up here for as many sessions as you wish!

After completing the sign up for, you will receive joining details enabling you to register for the workshops that are of interest to you. 

If you have any questions about this workshop series please reach out to:

WEgate Policy Brief “Toward strategic policy framework for women entrepreneurship” is out

On the International Women’s Day, we are happy to share with you the brand new Policy Brief of the WEgate thematic group on women’s entrepreneurship policy: Toward strategic policy framework for women entrepreneurship

The report highlights the key challenges and recommendations for policymaking in four areas: gender mainstreaming, evidence-based policymaking, finance & funding for women entrepreneurs, and stakeholders’ engagement in policy development. For each policy area, a set of recommendations is being proposed, targeting policymakers at both the European and national levels.

Find out more about the WEgate thematic working group on women’s entrepreneurship policy and read the policy brief with recommendations here.


About WEgate

A growing and diverse number of stakeholders are engaging to support women entrepreneurs across Europe. The European Gateway for Women’s entrepreneurship WEgate is an e-platform launched by the European Commission to support this network.

EBN is a proud member of the WEgate Community Council.



New Impact Deal for European enterprises with social and environmental impact

Fondazione CRT, together with OGR Torino and Microsoft launched Impact Deal, the new data-driven acceleration program for European enterprises aimed to generate societal and environmental impact.

The first call for impact enterprises will be open from February 3 to April 3, 2022.

The project, designed and developed in collaboration with TOP-IX, The Data Science for Social Good Center, Ashoka, Impact Hub and The Data Appeal Company, will be based in OGR Tech, the OGR Turin’s hub for innovation and applied research.

If interested in Info session to be held on 9th March, please register  here

The first phase of the project, lasting approximately two months, will deliver targeted training to provide specific Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and entrepreneurial skills. A subset of the participating enterprises will then go on to the second phase, which will last approximately three months and focus in particular on business acceleration through the development of actual projects and solutions enabled by data.

A group of companies, organizations, and public and private bodies brought together under the name Data Club will play a key role in the program, effectively making business acceleration possible for the selected impact enterprises, by offering their datasets in a collaborative perspective, with the goal of generating social and environmental impact. The founding core of the Data Club includes Banca Sella, TIM, Fondazione Snam and Città di Torino.

The second phase of the program will end with a Demo Day, during which accelerated enterprises will present their progress to an audience of potential investors with a particular interest in impact investing.

More information about the initiative can be found at :

You can also check the launch Video on YouTube:

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