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 2015, 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 …

Innovation Investment Forum of the Adriatic - Ionian Region, 24-25 September 2015, Corfu

 The Innovation Investmnet Forum aims at providing a venue for public dialogue with the innovation stakeholders of the Adriatic – Ionian Region towards the creation of the SMART INNO Innovation Network. The aim of the event is to identify the framework …

EBF High Level Annual Conference, 17 September 2015, Brussels

 The annual conference of the European Banking Federation brings together key policy makers from the European Union with leading industry representatives, including CEOs of leading European banks. Key developments in banking regulation, the theme of changing culture and improving conduct …

CrowdTuesday, 15 September 2015, Paris

 The monthly CrowdTuesday is back in Paris, at the startup Hub of Bpifrance, on the 15th of Spetember. The crowdfunding ecosystem in Paris area is invited to a couple of hours of informal discussions and presentations by relevant international speakers on …

Indie Gameleon Festival, 11 September 2015, Hamburg

   Indie Gameleon is a festival organized by indie game developers, for indie game developers, game design students and indie game enthusiast! The festival includes lectures, panels, indie game showcase, game jam and a chiptune dance party. The festival will …

 

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. …