News

ESMA publishes Q&A on Money Laundry & Terrorism Financing Risks in Investment Based Crowdfunding

   In December 2014 ESMA published an Opinion to national competent authorities and Advice to the EU institutions, setting out the results of its analysis of the business models of investment-based crowdfunding platforms, their regulatory treatment under the current EU …

ECN and MANGOPAY join forces to power CrowdTuesday in Europe and grow a stronger crowdfunding ecosystem

 Brussels & Luxembourg, 21 July 2015. ECN and MANGOPAY are happy to announce that they have joined forces in a partnership to power CrowdTuesday in Europe. CrowdTuesday is a periodic meet-up promoted by ECN and implemented by its members all …

Meet SPEAK: crowdsourcing at use to facilitate migrants’ integration

 During the first edition of the ECN CrowdCamp, which took place on the past 26 June in Lisbon, six start-ups with an interest in crowdfunding participated in a small Pitch Competition.  The three judges nominated by ECN (i.e. Bart Becks, …

ECN releases updated Code of Conduct and Charter of Crowdfunder's Rights

 Brussels, 1 July 2015. The European Crowdfunding Network has published an updated version of the Code of Conduct and a new Charter of Crowdfunder's Rights, with the aim of fostering transparency and professionalism in the European Crowdfunding sector. The documents …

ECN elects new board and seperates supervision from execution

 Lisbon, 25 June 2015. The European Crowdfunding Network, during the organisations General Assembly of Full Members on 25 June 2015 in Lisbon, the organisations appointed a new board of directors. The new governance makes a clearer separation between non executive board …

The European Investment Readiness Program Investhorizon Seeks For The Most Innovative European SMEs

 ECN is a partner of InvestHorizon, the European Investment Readiness Programme supported by the European Commission. InvestHorizon opened a call for applications targeting innovative SMEs to take part in online courses, coaching academies and investment forum events aimed to boost …

Events

4th ECN Crowdfunding Convention, 29-30 October 2015, Paris |Register Now!

 ECN is happy to announce that the 4th ECN Crowdfunding Convention will take place on the 29 - 30 October 2015 in Paris, where some 300 key stakeholders in Europe's crowdfunding, innovation and early-stage investing sectors are expected to participate. The …

LendIt Europe, 20-21 October, London

 LendIt Europe is Europe's largest annual gathering of the online lending community. Taking place at the Hilton London Metropole on October 20-21, this is where all the industry's major players come to learn, network, and do business. Last year's inaugural …

Crowd Dialog, 28 August 2015, Helsinki

 Crowd Dialog Europe is a full-day event with an audience of about 300 in Helsinki. The goal is to bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused, and on a wide range of subjects that reflect crowd-based disruption, …

CrowdTuesday, 14 July 2015, Frankfurt

 CrowdTuesday hits Frankfurt for the first time. The crowdfunding ecosystem in the area is invited to get together  for a couple of hours of informal discussions and presentations by relevant speakers on the latest developments of crowdfunding in the country. A networking …

Financing for Development, 13-16 July 2015, Addis Ababa

 The Third International Conference on Financing for Development will gather high-level political representatives, including Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, as well as all relevant institutional stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and business sector …

Paris Europlace International Financial Forum, 7 July 2015, Paris

   The Paris Europlace International Forum is a must-attend two-day event which brings together global financial leaders as speakers and panelists and more than 1,200 international attendees including institutional investors, corporates issuers, insurers, bankers, asset managers... as well as French, European …

 

Facts and Figures

ECN Review of Crowdfunding Regulation 2014

 This second edition of our Review of Crowdfunding Regulation published at the end of 2014 marks yet another milestone in the work of the European Crowdfunding Network, its members and its supporters. The paper covers the legal frameworks in 30 …

How peer-to-peer lending works

 Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending or social lending is essentially debt crowdfunding. P2P platforms bypass banks by connecting online lenders with borrowers for mostly small loans — like credit card debt — using proprietary technology to assess risk, creditworthiness and interest rates. …