News

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 …

ECN & Partners Release a Joint Declaration on Capital Markets Union

 Eight years on from the global financial crisis, Europe’s economy is still recovering.  However, economic uncertainty has led to a great number of entrepreneurial initiatives and has provoked the establishment of new, innovative, collaborative methods supported by digital evolution. Through …

ECN is looking for a talented EC Project Manager

 Crowdfunding is a fast growing sector and our team keeps growing. ECN is looking for an experienced, motivated, Bruxelles-based, self-employed professional to include in its team as EC Project Manager. Are you the right candidate? Project Manager Are you interested in a …

ECN’s response to the European Commission's consultation on Capital Markets Union

 The European Crowdfunding Network welcomes the European Commission’s Green Paper on Capital Market Union (CMU) that among other objectives seeks to enable alternative forms of financing, including crowdfunding. The CMU was launched back in February, with the aim of mainly  breaking down …

ECN, UEAPME, EFAA & Leaseurope together united for SMEs in Capital Markets Union

 UEAPME, EFAA, Leaseurope and the European Crowdfunding Network are together a significant voice of SMEs in Europe, representing the SMEs themselves (UEAPME), key business and financial advisers to SMEs (EFAA), and key providers of finance in the sector (Leaseurope and ECN). In …

Events

4th ECN Crowdfunding Convention, 29-30 October 2015, Paris

 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 …

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 …

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 …

CrowdTuesday, 30 June 2015, Berlin

 We are happy to announce that CrowdTuesday is landing in Germany for the first time!First Berlin and, later on, Frankfurt. The crowdfunding ecosystem in the area is invited to get together  for a couple of hours of informal discussions and presentations by …

ECN CrowdCamp, 26 June 2015, Lisbon | Register now!

 The ECN CrowdCamp is the major event in Europe focusing on crowdfunding as enabler of innovation. The event is designed to get innovators and entrepreneurs familiar with the concept of crowdfunding in all its forms – existing and upcoming, and …

 

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. …