If you feel responsible for your organisation and for the future of our society; if you work for a civil society initiated organisation or are interested in a more value based Europe, then EUCLID NETWORK is YOUR network. We will help you to exchange with peers in other countries and sectors, share innovative ways to improve impact for society and build up a coalition of leaders for the common good.
New research suggests social enterprises are on the rise throughout the EU, with governments and investors increasingly recognising the sector as a valid alternative to both private and public sector business.
With this in mind the British Council has interviewed leading social entrepreneurs and stakeholders from across Europe to create a vision for what the social enterprise sector will look like in Europe in 2020. The conversation has been insightful and sometimes controversial.
The British Council is bringing this together into a draft vision for social enterprise in Europe which will be available on Monday 9 December.
Join us in this live discussion to share your thoughts and ideas about how social enterprise is going to develop in the coming years.
The following announcement is available in English, French and German.
Dear friends and colleagues,
I am pleased to introduce Stephen Barnett, our new Executive Director, who will take up his role on 4th December.
Stephen comes from the European Social Network (ESN), where he has worked for seven years, most recently as Policy Director. ESN promotes good practice exchange, peer support and innovation among senior managers and professionals in public (social welfare) services and champions their role in European policy.
Therefore, Stephen will both bring a valuable experience and a new perspective to our work and I look forward to working with him.Read more...
On 5 December, the Vodafone Foundation announced the four winners of the 2013 Vodafone Foundation Mobile for Good Europe Awards. The awards recognise transformational apps designed to improve people's lives, deliver substantial public benefit and stimulate thinking of how mobile technology can improve the delivery of public services for society.
A total prize fund of €200,000 for the best Android and iOS apps and concepts was shared between 12 finalists, with the winner of each category receiving €30,000. This money has been awarded for the further development of the applications. Finalists in second place were awarded €15,000 and third place €5,000.
The awards categories included the mobilisation of public services, health, accessibility and education.Read more...
Today, Monday 9 December 2013, two online tools are launching which enable organisations to engage with data in new ways. The two platforms, The Global Value Exchange and Data Unity, are both supported by the social investor Nominet Trust, a funder offering grants to projects that use digital technology to make a positive difference to people’s lives and communities.
The SROI Network’s The Global Value Exchange, formally known as WikiVOIS, has been in development for a year, and is an open source database for individuals and organisations who are trying to account for and measure the social or environmental value that their activities create. The site enables users to browse and add entries within the following four categories; Stakeholders, Outcomes, Indicators and Values. The new site is unique in that all four areas are linked and users are able to make new connections as well as add their own information.Read more...