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“Strength in diversity”: Civil society leaders exchange across borders

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Euclid Network is currently enabling a new leadership exchange, this time involving Kjell-Ake Waldner from Sweden and Paul Martin from the UK.

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Join the 2015 SenseCube Accelorator!

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After an initial batch of 5 amazing social start-ups, SenseCube Accelerator is now launching its new batch for 2015!

SenseCube is the social start-up accelerator powered by MakeSense’s community. Concretely, it is a 6-month program for social and/or environmental innovative start-ups launching their project (from the idea, concept or launching stages).  

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European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) Conference, 17-18 November, Berlin

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What will it take to achieve exponential growth in the European Venture Philanthropy sector in the next ten years? How do we break down barriers to raising capital for social entrepreneurs and investors? Are governments doing enough to stimulate social enterprise? These and more questions will be discussed at the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) Conference held on 17-18 November in Berlin.
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2nd European Award for Social Entrepreneurship and Disability: Promoting Social Investment

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 Fundación ONCE, in the framework of the European Network of Corporate Social Responsibility and Disability, cofinanced by the European Social Fund, is launching the second edition of the European Award for Social Entrepreneurship and Disability: Promoting Social Investment. This pioneering initiative in Europe aims to highlight projects of social entrepreneurship that target the field of disability.The award proposes two possible profiles of participation: Social Entrepreneurs with projects in the field of disability and Entrepreneurs with disability who present an innovative project.

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Social Investing - from Hype to Impact?

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Impact investment is blossoming. What started as a fad for idealists is gradually becoming a mainstream concept often discussed by fund management hotshots and company executives. The concept itself is certainly appealing. Investors are realising that they have the possibility to help solve some of the world’s most pressing social problems and make a profit at the same time.

Social investment is the building of a long tradition associated with the social economy. Steps are being taken to ease cross border social investment for which Euclid has, along with others, played a strong role in supporting. In the latest publication from Philanthropy ImpactEuclid Network discusses the development of social investment in Europe in an article entitled Social Investing - from Hype to Impact?
 
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Sciences Citoyennes published a manual guiding civil society organisations on how to take part in Horizon 2020.

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Sciences Citoyennes have published a manual 'Why and how to participate in the European Research and Innovation Framework Programme Horizon 2020?'. Intended to provide civil society organisations with guidance on how to apply to projects supported by Horizon 2020, the guide offers practical tips and hints.

Euclid Network is also supporting CSO involvement in research as a partner of CONSIDER, a project which aims to involve civil society organisation in research. CONSIDER will establish a model of CSO participation in research, contrasting theoretical views on the benefits and limitations with empirical findings on the practice of CSO participation. To find out more visit, please visit our projects page.yo .

 

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