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A summary of Euclid Network; who we are, what we do and where we do it

A summary of Euclid Network; who we are, what we do and where we do it

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  • Innovative Networks Leaders Across borders Connecting Collaboration Partnership Civil society European Social entrepreneurs Dynamic Change-makers Trouble-makers Community Forward thinking
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    • What is Euclid Network?
    • Euclid Network is the European network of civil society leaders…
    • We are a…
    • … growing…
    • … pan-European community…
    • … of change-makers….
    • … connecting across borders…
    • … for a more innovative, professional and sustainable…
    • … European civil society
    • 300 members across 30 countries
    • (so far)
  •  
    • Our vision…
    • Third sector leaders at the heart of the European project: a source of peace, freedom, justice and prosperity for citizens of Europe and beyond.
    • Our mission…
    • Connecting leaders to facilitate peer-learning, pan-European partnerships, influence processes, and make the sector as a whole stronger and more innovative, at the core of civil society in Europe and worldwide.
    • What do we do?
    • We connect and support our members
    • We work on four programme areas:
    • (the challenges for every civil society leader)
    • Peer-learning
    • Sustainable Funding
    • Good Governance
    • Soft Power
  • Peer-learning
    • We send members on exchange/job-shadowing
    • We run Erasmus for Social Entrepreneurs
    • We run events for members to connect and share experiences
    • … all using the latest technology
  • Sustainable Funding
    • Leading on the campaign to reform EU funding
    • Sharing and advocating for innovative ways of funding the sector
    • Supporting members to access European funds
  • Good governance
    • Running project to identify principles of good governance across Europe
    • Ultimate goal is to set up European standards and certification of good governance
    • Peer-review group to review and measure organisational governance has been established
  • Soft Power
    • Advocating that civil society is not a marginal sector
    • Working closely with the European Institutions
    • Currently campaigning to reform EU funding and to make social innovation a priority for EU2020
    • We run specific projects to strengthen civil society…
    • We have…
    • Strengthened civil society the Western Balkans
    • Funded by the UK Government
    • We are currently…
    • Connecting NGO’s to Government in Ukraine and Moldova
    • Funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund
    • We will be…
    • Connecting civil society in Serbia, as part of a 12-month project
    • Funded by the European Commission
    • We work
    • Across Europe
    • Across borders
    • And in regional ‘hubs’
  • Mediterranean The Western Balkans Former Soviet Union Western Europe Central and Eastern Europe The Northern Hub
    • As a European Hub of leaders, we connect to national groups of leaders
    • Were these national groups do not exist…
    • … we help create them
  • Euclid Network has three founding members Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (UK)
  • Euclid Network has three founding members Ideell Arena Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (UK)
  • Euclid Network has three founding members Ideell Arena Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (UK) Centre des Jeunes Dirigeants et Des Acteurs de L’Economie Sociale (France)
  • We have developed national leaders groups in… Germany Slovenia Italy (Leader2Leader)
  • With the following groups to be launched in 2010: Hungary Spain Portugal
  • Working closely with established networks: ACOSVO (Scotland) NENO (Estonia)
    • There are many words to describe us…
  • Innovative Networks Leaders Across borders Connecting Collaboration Partnership Civil society European Social entrepreneurs Dynamic Change-makers Trouble-makers Community Forward thinking
    • But ultimately…
    • We are a ‘hub’ for civil society…
    • And through connecting people…
    • We make things happen…
    • So are you working with us?
    • Or joining the community?
    • What can the network do for you?
    • And perhaps…
    • … more importantly…
    • What can you do for the network?
    • Visit the website
    • www.EuclidNetwork.eu
    • And work with us