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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 …

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 …

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 …

EUROCROWD Joins EVPA for the Second Crowdfunding for Impact Series on 7 July 2021

As a continuation of the Crowdfunding for impact series organized on the role of crowdfunding as a growing channel for investing for impact capital, the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) invites you to a second part of the E-Talk webinars! After a successful webinar hosted online on 10 June 2021 on the ways investors for …

6th CrowdCamp: Combining Public Resources with Crowdfunding

The 6th edition of EUROCROWD’s CrowdCamp took place online on June 17th, with a focus on the potential of match-funding initiatives combining public resources with crowdfunding are having in Europe. Building on the 3rd edition of EUROCROWD’s CrowdCamp held in Bologna in 2018, the event aimed at further spurring the debate on how public funds, …

EBA consultation on draft RTS on Individual Portfolio Management of loans offered by crowdfunding service providers

The European Banking Authority (EBA) is asking industry feedback on draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) specifying the information that crowdfunding service providers offering individual portfolio management of loans shall provide to investors – in particular in relation to the method to assess credit risk, and on each individual portfolio. The draft RTS also specify the …