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Industry response to ESMA consultation

EUROCROWD, on behalf of its diverse European membership, does fully support the work of ESMA and remains available for open technical discussions and feedback on operational aspects of professional crowdfunding platforms, both those with existing experience in cross border business and those seeking to establish this under ECSPR. Having supported the development of ECSPR over …

EUROCROWD, ItaliaFintech and Chiomenti discuss Lending and Equity Crowdfunding under ECSPR

On May 7th, Francesca Passeri, EUROCROWD’s Deputy Director, joined ItaliaFintech and Chiomenti for the conference “Lending and Equity Crowdfunding: the new European regulation and future challenges for the Fintech sector” in Milan. The discussion was dedicated to the application of the new European Regulation on the Italian market and potential new challenges and opportunities that …

EUROCROWD to help guide industry input to ESMA consultation of ECSP

On Friday, 26 February 2021 the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published the long awaited consultation on the regulatory and implementing technical standards for the implementation of the European Crowdfunding Service Provider for Business (ESCP) Regulation. EUROCROWD, with its members, will analyse the consultation and seek to help crowdfunding platforms to develop a relevant …

Strong foundations for Spanish Strategic Group for clear support of European agenda

The European Crowdfunding Network (EUROCROWD) is proud to announce that the Spanish Strategic Group (SSG) has been advancing over the past months and that we now have formally established different working areas. While the SSG is focusing on developing relevant skill sets through vocational training, the group has also been focusing on concrete areas related …

European Parliament adopts EU rules for crowdfunding platforms under ECSP

Brussels, 5 October 2020. Following eight years of dedicated policy work by the European Crowdfunding Network and its members, we are very happy that the European Parliament has adopted the latest text for the European Crowdfunding Service Provider for Business Regulation. as well as related changes to Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFid). The European Crowdfunding Network …

ECN joins forces with EUIPO to support young companies

Brussels & Alicante, 30 September 2020. In the quest to alleviate some of the issues young companies face, the EUIPO and the ECN, have signed a collaboration agreement to help and support small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). Many entrepreneurs and start-ups, particularly at the early stages of setting up a business, find it hard to get …

Early Impact of CoVid19 on the European Crowdfunding Sector

In early April 2020 the European Crowdfunding Network conducted a survey amongst crowdfunding platforms operating in Europe in order to identify potential impact on and measures by platforms regarding CoVid19. The European Commission is working on potential actions addressing the challenges that follow the CoVid19 pandemic. Some of these actions are already being published, such …

Agreed: Harmonised EU rules to boost European crowdfunding platforms

Brussels, 19 December 2019 – After seven years work in Brussels, EUROCROWD is happy to see that last night a compromise was reached between the European Parliament and the Council of Europe with regard to the by the European Commission proposed regulation for crowdfunding (ECSP) concerning financial services. Already in 2017, the EC and the …