Sector News

Commission proposes draft EU budget 2016: focus on jobs, growth, migration and global action

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The European Commission today (27 May 2015) proposed a 2016 EU budget of €143.5 billion in payment credits to support the recovery of the European economy and help improve lives in Europe and beyond. The money will be invested to boost innovation, create jobs, help convergence among Member States and among regions, deal more effectively with migration and further strengthen the role of the EU as a global player. The proposal also includes contributions to the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI), which is at the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe. Today’s draft will be sent to the European Parliament and EU Member States who will jointly decide on the final budget.

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Social innovation in Serbia: stimulation from the state is required

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The Social Innovations Forum is an annual event dedicated to innovative solutions for social challenges. Established in 2014, the Forum is part of Euclid member Smart Kolektiv’s agenda to promote social entrepreneurship in Serbia and acts as a tool for strengthening sustainability in the civil society sector.

Euclid Network were proud to support the Social Innovations Forum 2015 which is a part of a wider initiative to promote and stimulate cross-sector cooperation and the development of sustainable and innovative civil society in Serbia, carried out by Smart Kolektiv with support from USAID. Friends of the conference were Coca-Cola Hellenic and Atlantic Group, with conference partners including ourselves, SENS Network, and Global Social Entrepreneurship Network (GSEN).

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Inspiring stories of female entrepreneurship from the South East Europe!

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SEECEL, the South East European Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, has produced 27 inspiring films to tell the stories of female entrepreneurs as part of the project "Women Entrepreneurs – a Job Creation Engine for South Eastern Europe".

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Combat poverty with the EESC Civil Society Prize!

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The European Economic and Social Committee's (EESC) 2015 prize will reward initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and/or individuals and aimed at improving the economic and social inclusion of the people living in poverty and countering the increasing risk of facing poverty in Europe. There's €50,000 available to win so don't delay, apply today!

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Join us in Brussels to keep social enterprise moving!

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Don't miss out on our latest international event for social entrepreneurship! There are a limited number of places to guest delegates at the upcoming Euclid members' round table, 'Momentum: keeping social enterprise moving in the European single market', in Brussels on 25 June.

We are bringing together policy-makers, support organisations and research institutions to help create a shared sense of direction for social enterprise within the single market up to 2020. 

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European Commission contributes extra €295 million to Neighbourhood Investment Facility

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The Neighbourhood Investment Facility brings additional investments in transport, energy and environment infrastructure, including climate change mitigation and adaptation, and to the development of social and private sectors in Eastern and Southern Partner Countries. The European Commission decided to contribute an additional EUR 295.04 million to the Facility in 2015 to enable more than EUR 3 billion in investments.

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