Crowd Dialog Europe 16 - the European Crowd experts united in knowledge in Graz Austria at 8th Sep
Crowd Dialog Europe gathers the European Crowd experts from all 28 EU member states in Graz, Austria After premiering the event series last year in the Finnish capital Helsinki, the Who's Who of European crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, and crowdinnovation-scene will meet in the capital of Styria. More than 300 representatives from business, academia and politics will discuss and challenge the most current findings and changes in the industry. The event will be held under the motto "United Knowledge - beyond limits".
Participants from all 28 European members countries will meet on September 8th in Graz, Austria for the second international event of the Crowd Dialog Europe series. Delegates and Participants will gain insight into the phenomenon of swarm-based innovation processes, alternative financing scenarios and future of work models for practical insights to potential new business fields as well as an international context on trends and its relation to praxis.
Capital Markets Union: Commission supports crowdfunding as alternative source of finance for Europe's start-ups.
The European Commission is today publishing its report on the EU crowdfunding sector, part of the Capital Markets Union Action Plan.
Supporting innovative ways of connecting savings to growth and diversifying the funding sources for European businesses is crucial to improving growth and job creation in Europe.
The report finds that crowdfunding remains relatively small but is developing rapidly. If appropriately regulated, it has the potential to be a key source of financing for SMEs over the long term. EU Member States have begun to put in place national frameworks to support the growth of the sector and ensure investors are appropriately protected.
These national frameworks are broadly consistent in terms of the objectives and outcomes they seek to achieve, but are tailored to local markets and domestic regulatory approaches. As crowdfunding remains largely local and the sector is changing rapidly, there is no strong case for an EU level framework at this juncture. The Commission will keep developments in the sector under review, and meet twice per year with regulators and the sector. This will ensure the Commission is able to respond in a timely manner if further steps to support regulatory convergence are needed, both to promote the development of the sector and to ensure appropriate investor protection.