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Author: Sanja Lazic

Main Takeaways: Webinar on Digital Financing Strategies For Social Entrepreneurship in Germany

Social entrepreneurs are committed to solving social and environmental challenges. They are key to developing social economies across Europe and have long been valued as key drivers in social innovation. What makes them special is that they define success primarily by their social impact, and second only by their financial sustainability. Alternative financing instruments such …

Crowdfunding for Disadvantaged Youth – A Call to Join An Open Day in Brussels

In the current precarious EU labor market, young people often suffer from a lack of guidance and direction to start their own professional career, often resulting in failure or even complete undone. This is particularly the case for those youngsters coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. The INCrowd project sees crowdfunding as an innovative tool that can …

Webinar on Impact Crowdfunding: Digital Financing Strategies For Social Entrepreneurship in Germany (Sept 7)

Social entrepreneurs are committed to solving social and environmental challenges. The success of such enterprises is measured primarily by their social impact, not by their financial success. Nevertheless, social entrepreneurs also need financial resources to be able to implement their goals. Alternative financing instruments such as crowdfunding offer an optimal complement to classic channels, especially …

Join CrowdTuesday: Innovative Models for Financing Social Economy (Sept 28)

These are exciting times for the European social economy as, later this year,  the Commission will approve the first EU Action Plan for Social Economy while the sector is being increasingly valued as a key pillar in post-covid recovery.  Social economy has been demonstrating its resilience to the latest crisis, showing that the values they …

EUROCROWD’s Position on MiCA Regulation: Are Token Offerings A New Business Opportunity For Crowdfunding Platforms?

The European Crowdfunding Network welcomes the initiative of the European Commission in facilitating with the proposal for Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) regulation new frontiers in the financial system and beyond. To shed light on some of these matters we prepared the EUROCROWD Position Paper on MICA Regulation, Reinforcing European Innovation in Crypto-Assets, where we (i) …

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Finance By Establishing Blockchain Ecosystems

After two intense and successful years our Blockpool acceleration programme has ended – for now – but stay tuned, we will continue! The main goal of Blockpool, was to set up and run an acceleration programme for 25 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop and test blockchain-based innovations in 7 different sectors and through …

How Do SMEs In Europe Deploy Blockchain And Distributed Ledger Technologies?

Early insight and assessment around this new technology to guide SMEs and investors. Blockchain technology and other Distributed Ledger Technologies (BDLT) possess several unique attributes that have a potential to disrupt many industries and their respective markets. The innovative aspects of this new technology concern particularly the ability to record and share information between parties …

Proposal For a New Directive By the European Commission Sets Out to Harmonise Consumer Credit-based Crowdfunding

On 1 July 2021, the European Commission issued the long-awaited proposal for a Directive on Consumer Credits which will repeal and replace the current Consumer Credit Directive. This revised proposal is a direct response to the increasing digitalisation of consumer credit services, notably also during Covid. It has been written to clarify the rules at Union level …

EUROCROWD Joins the Crowdfunding Festival in Italy, 13-16 July

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re the official partners of the upcoming Crowdfunding Festival, gathering in one place the most important actors and stakeholders of the crowdfunding sector in Italy. The festival, organized by Fondazione Fenice, taking place at the Guida Fenice Green Energy Park in Padua, Italy, and live streaming from 13th to 16th …