New EVPA EU Index Card: Public Procurement Reform

28 December 2015


Grace Ng


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Adopted by the European Commission in October 2011, the Social Business Initiative (SBI) aims to improve the situation on the ground for social enterprises, by facilitating their access to finance, making them more visible and optimising their legal environment.

EVPA has selected 4 of the SBI Key Actions as being particularly relevant for VP/SI practitioners. Should you be interested in these topics, don’t hesitate to download the corresponding “EU Index Card”.


EaSI Financial Instrument

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Public Procurement

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The table below describes all 11 Key Actions included in the SBI. Key Actions highlighted in blue correspond to the 4 EU Index Cards.




European Commission (EU) website – SBI

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions – Social Business Initiative (COM(2011) 682)

SBI Brochure

Expert Group (Social Entrepreneurship) – GECES



Should you have any question about the SBI, please contact Elinor de Pret ( or Lisa Hehenberger ( at EVPA.


A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training


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