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Crowdfunding in Europe: Introduction and state of play

Written by Angelos Delivorias, Crowdfunding is a relatively ‘young’ form of financing – especially for SMEs and start-ups, but also for not-for-profit projects – that is developing fast in Europe. While researchers point out its benefits, among them the fact that project owners have greater control, and financial risk is spread among a larger number … Continue reading

Collaborative economy: will our lives change?

Written by Peter Ide-Kostic and Kristina Svobodová Internet collaboration is entering all spheres of our lives thanks to technology. Many different sectors are affected by the developments, such as manufacturing, design, funding mechanisms, or even communications and transport. STOA’s last workshop  on 27 January dealt with broad range of these ‘information age’ topics. This workshop … Continue reading

Crowdfunding – an alternative financing option for SMEs

Written by Agnieszka Widuto The economic and financial crisis has significantly reduced banks’ lending to businesses. This gap in financing, coupled with the rise of social media and interactive online platforms, has contributed to the increased popularity of crowdfunding as a possible alternative source of funding. In this context, the European Commission adopted a communication … Continue reading

Crowdfunding in the European Union

Through several parliamentary questions and its own initiative report on Reindustrialising Europe, the European Parliament has repeatedly urged the European Commission to take action in relation to the growing use of crowdfunding in the EU. The European Commission, after consultation with stakeholders, published the 27 of March 2014 the Communication on unleashing the potential of … Continue reading

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