EUROCROWD, Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, initially conceived in late 2011 following The Bielsko Biała Declaration on Realising the full potential of crowdfunding initiatives by EURADA, was officially incorporated in 2013 as an international association under Belgian law. We started with the intention of representing the burgeoning European crowdfunding sector, but challenges soon turned into opportunities, leading the organization to expand well beyond its initial vision. 

Today, operating under our brand EUROCROWD, we are a trusted partner for many European associations and have longstanding relationships with national and European policymakers. Since its establishment, EUROCROWD has undertaken several key actions and initiatives to advance the crowdfunding industry in Europe and created a strong service portfolio:

  • Events and Conferences: EUROCROWD organizes annual conferences, workshops, and seminars bringing together crowdfunding platforms, investors, policymakers, and industry stakeholders. These events serve as forums for knowledge exchange, networking, and collaboration.
  • Policy Advocacy: EUROCROWD is actively engaged with policymakers at the European Union level to advocate for crowdfunding-friendly regulations and policies. It has provided input and expertise to shape regulatory frameworks such as the European Crowdfunding Service Providers (ECSP) Regulation.
  • Technical Assistance: EUROCROWD offers technical assistance to administrations and development agencies that aim to ensure greater transparency in their decision-making process and to allocate resources more efficiently. Our methodology will help clients to exploit the benefits of crowdfunding methodologies within the decision-making process of the administration and potentially seek co-funding.
  • Business and Project Management: EUROCROWD is actively participating in consulting, research and support projects. Our work may target a specific sector, with the aim to enhance the understanding and reinforce the presence of in areas such as creative industry, renewable energy, health, etc
  • Research and Publications: EUROCROWD conducts research studies, publishes reports, and gathers data on crowdfunding market trends, regulatory developments, and best practices. These publications provide valuable insights and analysis for industry stakeholders and decision-makers.
  • Capacity Building: EUROCROWD offers training programs, webinars, and educational resources to crowdfunding platforms, entrepreneurs, and investors to enhance their understanding of crowdfunding and improve their skills in crowdfunding campaign management, due diligence, and risk assessment.

Making history

EUROCROWD has served its members in establishing better regulation on several policy files, particularly the inclusion of exemptions for crowdfunding in the the European Prospectus Law (EU) 2017/1129 and the European Crowdfunding Service Provider Regulation (EU) 2020/1503. Over the years we have also worked closely with national policy makers to ensure professional crowdfunding rules were established, for example in Austria, Germany, France and Italy. We have participate in innovation-driven actions co-financed by the EU, ranging from creative industries, renewable energy, climate change to blockchain, deep-tech, and advanced manufacturing. 

Over the years, we have worked on behalf of clients such as the European Commission or the European Investment Bank, provided technical assistance to government agencies, and advised commercial entities. We have executed market research, legal reviews, training curricula and organised more than 20 pan-EU conferences, notably the yearly European Crowdfunding Convention (CrowdCon), and more than 100 smaller workshops across the EU since 2013. We also have helped many young professionals to set a foot into Brussels and start their careers with us, some of whom have by now set up their own businesses, work for the European Institutions or have established a commercial career.

Today, EUROCROWD is the place for networking and representation for professional crowdfunding service providers, reward crowdfunding platforms and professional service companies within the European market. Work with EUROCROWD today and become part of a dynamic community dedicated to shaping the future of crowdfunding in Europe. The not-for-profit European Crowdfunding Network AISBL (ECN) is still managing our direct membership affairs with regard to representation, while EUROCROWD BV/SRL is managing our effort between all our legal entities as well as our commercial expansion.

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