Introducing Euclid Network June09


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The first pan-European network of third sector leaders: Euclid Network is an institutional partner of and supported by the European Commission, Active Citizenship Programme,
Directorate-General Education & Culture. Euclid Network has four strategic priorities:
- Professional development
- Good governance
- Income Generation
- Sustainability

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Introducing Euclid Network June09

  1. 1. Introducing Euclid Network Euclid Network is an institutional partner of and supported by the European Commission, Active Citizenship Programme, Directorate-General Education & Culture
  2. 2. What is Euclid Network? The first pan-European network of third sector leaders Euclid Network’s vision is a professional and innovative European third sector for a better Europe
  3. 3. What is Euclid Network? Euclid Network empowers members to: <ul><ul><ul><li>Develop </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Connect </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul></ul></ul>Professional development courses; facilitating peer learning Events, both online and in ‘real life’; access to database of members, facilitating partnerships across sectors Providing tailored support and advice services; enabling members to respond to relevant consultations; information services
  4. 4. Supported by the European Commission Received core funding from the European Commission, DG Education and Culture, in April 2009 “ Euclid is the best vehicle to promote innovation and professional development in the sector across Europe and a natural partner of the European Commission to develop the social and economic agenda of Europe.” Prof. Maria Joao Rodrigues, Special Advisor to PM for Portuguese Presidency of EU
  5. 5. Who is Euclid Network? Offices in London, Paris, Stockholm and Ljubljana Pan-European governance Over 300 members in 23 countries These members collectively: ► Turnover €3 billion per year ► Employ 52,000 staff ► Manage over 1.2 million volunteers
  6. 6. Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) Who is Euclid Network? Three founding members Euclid Network Secretariat Centre des Jeunes Dirigeants et Des Acteurs de L’Economie Sociale (CJDES) Ideell Arena
  7. 7. Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) Centre des Jeunes Dirigeants et Des Acteurs de L’Economie Sociale (CJDES) Ideell Arena Who is Euclid Network? National Professonal Bodies Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organisations (NENO) Slovenian Association of NGO Managers Leader2Leader
  8. 8. Who is Euclid Network? Regional Hubs Former Soviet Union Euclid Network Secretariat Slovenian Association of NGO Managers Leader2Leader CJDES Ideell Arena ACEVO Western Europe The Northern Hub Mediterranean The Balkans Eastern Europe
  9. 9. Where we work <ul><li>The Western Balkans </li></ul><ul><li>British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) funded project “Building from Within: Reuniting Europe by Strengthening and Connecting its third sector” in Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Producing in-depth unique research on each civil society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Running high-level training Masterclasses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gathering key stakeholders at national conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinating international job-shadowing exchanges </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project’s impacts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Council of Europe ran extra seminars on the project’s research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UK Charity Age Concern now in talks to set up in Albania </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Democratic Institute, the charity of the Democrats, will now re-focus their priorities on governance following EN’s work in the region </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plans to scale-up the projects activities in 2009-2011 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Where we work <ul><li>Former Soviet Union </li></ul><ul><li>In June 2009, EN were awarded funding from the United Nations Democracy Fund to develop and connect civil society in Ukraine and Moldova. </li></ul><ul><li>Activities will include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a sustainable regional forum, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a series of innovative practitioner-focused events, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a good practice handbook, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and an internet portal that will both reinforce democratic infrastructure and increase CSO quality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The project will, in the long term, result in stronger, more legitimate and credible CSOs with more effective democratic participation. </li></ul><ul><li>EN is working on funding opportunities to connect and develop civil society in Belarus. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Where we work <ul><li>Mediterranean </li></ul><ul><li>EN plan to replicate our work across the Euro-Med region including Egypt, Turkey, Israel, Jordan and Lebanon </li></ul><ul><li>Process will begin with a two day event that will highlight the specific leadership needs of civil society leaders in the region </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Northern Hub <ul><li>EN’s Northern Hub was launched on 30 June in Gotland, Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>The Northern Hub will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect leaders from the Baltic Republics and former Soviet Union countries including </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specfically meet the needs of third sector leaders in the region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop regional connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate regional job-shadowing exchanges </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. National professional bodies <ul><li>EN has supported the creation of the first Italian body for third sector leaders, Leader2Leader, launched in June 2008 and the first Slovenian body, Slovenian Association of NGO Managers, launched in March 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Other groups are in development in Portugal, Spain, Germany and Ireland </li></ul>
  14. 14. Euclid Network Launch, Paris, March 2007
  15. 15. Who is Euclid Network? <ul><ul><li>Major national organisations , e.g. Swedish Cancer Society </li></ul></ul>Our members lead a diverse range of organisations: <ul><ul><li>International NGOs , e.g. ActionAid, Italy </li></ul></ul>Assocations , e.g. FEGAPEI (French association of third sector organisations working in the field of disabilities) <ul><ul><li>Umbrella bodies , e.g. Estonian Network of Nonprofit Organisations </li></ul></ul>Social enterprises , e.g. Beyond, (Portugal) <ul><ul><li>Community organisations , e.g. Rural Jobseekers Alliance (Hungary) </li></ul></ul>Grant-makers, e.g. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Mutuals and cooperatives, e.g. Care Co-ops (UK)
  16. 16. Thierry Weishaupt, Euclid Network President, Budapest conference 2008
  17. 17. What the members say “ During the event [in Lisbon] I established contacts with leaders of several organisations that offer promising possibilities for concrete and useful partnerships, including one with whom we already agreed on hosting the winner of the first competition for the most socially responsible company in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which my organisation organises. This is a fantastic outcome!” Eni Kurtovic, Mozaik Foundation (Bosnia-Herzegovina) &quot;Euclid Lisbon has set the marker for the development of an exciting forum where European NGO chief executives can develop peer to peer support through shared experience and learning. We are already building on new contacts made&quot;  Malcolm Hayday, CEO, Charity Bank (UK)
  18. 18. Strategic priorities Professional development Good governance Income Generation Euclid Network has four strategic priorities: Sustainability
  19. 19. Strategic priorities <ul><li>Facilitated through formal training courses, peer-learning opportunities, and e-learning </li></ul><ul><li>21st Century Leadership programme to meet the needs of today’s third sector leaders. Innovative methodologies including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International job-shadowing exchanges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tailored participatory workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative technologies on the Euclid Network website </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increasing knowledge sharing between the US and Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership with Harvard University offering executive education courses </li></ul>Cross-border Leadership
  20. 20. Strategic priorities Good Governance <ul><li>EN’s good third sector governance project launched in Paris, November 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Aims to identify principles of good governance across Europe and develop tools of implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimate goal is to set up European standards and certification of good governance </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-review group to review and measure organisational governance has been established </li></ul><ul><li>Closely linked to EU funding reform project </li></ul>
  21. 21. Strategic priorities Income Generation <ul><li>Recession </li></ul><ul><li>Providing support and advice for members to enable them to </li></ul><ul><li>diversify their revenue streams and increase financial </li></ul><ul><li>sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Tailored training in income generation and EU funding with tools </li></ul><ul><li>such as the EU funding helpdesk and the EN website. </li></ul><ul><li>Reform of EU funding procedures </li></ul><ul><li>European Commission have allowed EN to set up a working group within DG Education and Culture to help reform EU funding regulation in the next EU budget starting in 2014 </li></ul><ul><li>Campaign for a European Social Investment Bank </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linked to our work on income generation to encourage sustainable funding streams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Running masterclasses on sustainable funding through our projects in the Western Balkans and the Former Soviet Union </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Environmentally sustainable Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing projects on green cross-border leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Intergenerational leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working with the European institutions on the European Year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational solidarity </li></ul></ul>Strategic priorities
  23. 23. Activities - events Workshop in Lisbon , September 2007 Conference in Budapest , April 2008 AGM in Brussels , June 2008 Global Learning Forum in London , October 2008 Governance Conference in Paris , November 2008 Civil Society Conference in Tirana, Albania , March 2009 Civil Society Conference in Podgorica, Montenegro , April 2009 Civil Society Conference in Pristina, Kosovo , May 2009 Launch of EN’s Northern Hub and Baltic third sector roundtable , Gotland, June 2009 AGM in London , September 2009 Euclid Network also runs a wide range of events:
  24. 24. Euclid Network workshop, Lisbon, September 2007
  25. 25. Membership <ul><li>Full membership is open to third sector leaders across Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Other stakeholders can join the network as observers </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial membership is available for companies wanting to engage with Euclid Network and its members </li></ul><ul><li>Umbrella organisations can join as an affiliated organisations and offer discounted Euclid Network membership to its members </li></ul><ul><li>For more information email Jenna Collins at [email_address] for a membership form </li></ul>
  26. 26. For further info