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, able to help you exchange with peers in other countries and sectors, share about innovative ways to improve impact for society and build up coalition of leaders for the common good.
Euclid Network is now participating in the fourth cycle of the highly successful Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme.
A recent press release by the European Commission explains how more than 1,600 exchanges (approximately 10 percent of which the Euclid Network-led consortia has contributed to over the last 3 years) have so far been organised under this programme and 3,200 businesses have been created or expanded. Since 2009, Euclid Network and a wide range of other organisations have assisted "would-be" entrepreneurs armed with a coherent business plan or entrepreneurs who started their own business in the last three years to gain valuable skills and experience in a business abroad which is participating in the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP).
94% of participating new entrepreneurs and 85% of host entrepreneurs report that the programme has helped them to set up or extend development their business.Read more...
How to tell the truth to the E.U. Institutions: advocating and lobbying in Brussels with success
Are you interested in finding out how to better advocate and lobby the E.U. Institutions in the preparation, decision and implementation of policy setting? If so, we have the perfect training and networking opportunity for you. On June 24th 2013 a senior European Commission official will be speaking about these issues and more, including, a discussion of best practices.
Details, including the agenda, will follow soon.
Accession to the European Union is a key political objective for the Western Balkans and Turkey. As part of the process, candidate countries go through an often complex transformation to bring them in line with values shared by existing Member States. The role of civil society in giving citizens a voice and holding governments to account in this process is crucial.
We are looking for 3 key experts to support the Technical Assistance for Civil Society project (TACSO2). Knowledge of one or more local languages is essential and we are seeking experts who have worked regionally in several of the beneficiary countries. Further information is available in the job descriptions below.
Deadline: Applications should be sent by Thursday, 16 May 2013. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest!
NB: These positions are subject to approval of the tender by the European Commission.
Network for Europe have produced a bulletin rounding up the latest information on the future EU Structural Funds Programme, which will run from 2014 to 2020.
The latest guidelines from BIS to the LEPs have now been sent out. They say more about the role of the LEPs and their wider partners, support available, and the timetable for implementation. They reinforce the requirement for greater involvement of civil society and partnership working, and have specific references to Social Enterprise, Social Innovation and Local Impact Funds.