News

European Commission announces help for Crowdfunding

On 27 March 2014 the European Commission for the first time issued an official communication on the potential of crowdfunding, titeled "Unleashing the potential of Crowdfunding in the European Union" and a related PR. The main features of the communication …

FCA regulation : hit or miss ?

The British regulator, the FCA, has concluded after a public consultation that its proposed regulation of crowdfunding is mostly good to go. The new regulation focuses only on financial return crowdfunding, not on rewards or on donations. The British crowdfunding market …

Spanish regulation set to stifle crowdfunding?

The Spanish Minister for Economic Affairs and Competition, Luis de Guindos, announced recently the first aim of the Draft Bill to Foster Business Financing (from page 43 on), presented to the Council of Ministers on Friday 28 February. This bill is …

French proposal for Crowdfunding Regulation

On Friday, 14th February 2014, the French Vice-Minister of Economics, Fleur Pellerin presented the draft regulation of crowdfunding which is scheduled to come into effect in mid 2014. The announcement was made public in front of several hundret guests and …

Call for Papers: Peer Reviewed Edited Volume on Crowdfunding

The Scientific Work Group of the European Crowdfunding Network is issuing a call for academic papers for a peer reviewed edited volume on crowdfunding. You can read the call specifications below or download them as a PDF file here Deadline for …

Events

FESE CONVENTION 2014 , 18 & 19 June 2014, Zurich

Under the headline A BLUEPRINT AGENDA FOR EUROPE’S CAPITAL MARKETS this year's FESE Convention - a full-day conference - once again will offer a combination of top-level introductory speeches and inclusive panel discussions which are guaranteed to stimulate informative discussions …

Future Media Lab. - Crowdfunding Workshop, 2 April 2014, Brussels

The Future Media Lab. aims to help media professionals explore new opportunities to develop their business. Innovative ways of funding quality journalism and other media projects are one way to achieve the extra bit needed, as many examples across Europe …

Midis de la finance inclusive - Crowdfunding : Risk or opportunity? 27 March 2014, Luxembourg

“Strength lies in numbers”. This proverb perfectly represents the power of crowdfunding: financing inspiring and innovative projects by pooling the small contributions of individuals. In the field of development aid where traditional funders struggle to find enough resources, would crowdfunding …

131th Annual Congress of the Germany Society for Surgery, 25 - 28 March 2014, Berlin

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie (DGCH) is organising its 131th Annual Congress on 25. March to 28. March 2014 in Berlin! The topic of the congress will be "Surgergery between fascination, courage and humility" will be run in collaboration with …

Global Entrepreneurship Congress, 17-20 March 2014, Moscow

The Global Entrepreneurship Congress is an inter-disciplinary gathering of startup champions from around the world-where entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, thought leaders and policymakers work together to help bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. The 2014 Congress takes place …

 

Facts and Figures

Crowdfunding Guide for Media Professionals

This guide aims to help media professionals explore new opportunities to develop their business. Innovative ways of funding quality journalism and other media projects are one way to achieve the extra bit needed, as many examples across Europe proof already …

Crowdfunding for Impact in Europe and the USA

There is a strong fit between the crowdfunding and impact investing –and there is an undeniable need and significant opportunity for social entrepreneurs to leverage online platforms to access investors, and for investors to access greater dealflow. Crowdfunding for Impact …