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Introducing Euclid Network2


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An introduction to Euclid Network, the European network of civil society leaders

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Introducing Euclid Network2

  1. 2. <ul><li>What is Euclid Network? </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Euclid Network is the European network of civil society leaders… </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>We are a… </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>… growing… </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>… pan-European community… </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>… of change-makers…. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>… connecting across borders… </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>… for a more innovative, professional and sustainable… </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>… European civil society </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>300 members across 30 countries </li></ul><ul><li>(so far) </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>Our vision… </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>Third sector leaders at the heart of the European project: a source of peace, freedom, justice and prosperity for citizens of Europe and beyond. </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>Our mission… </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><li>What do we do? </li></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><li>We connect and support our members </li></ul>
  17. 19. <ul><li>We work on four programme areas: </li></ul><ul><li>(the challenges for every civil society leader) </li></ul>
  18. 20. <ul><li>Peer-learning </li></ul>
  19. 21. <ul><li>Sustainable Funding </li></ul>
  20. 22. <ul><li>Good Governance </li></ul>
  21. 23. <ul><li>Soft Power </li></ul>
  22. 24. Peer-learning <ul><li>We send members on exchange/job-shadowing </li></ul><ul><li>We run Erasmus for Social Entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>We run events for members to connect and share experiences </li></ul><ul><li>… all using the latest technology </li></ul>
  23. 25. Sustainable Funding <ul><li>Leading on the campaign to reform EU funding </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing and advocating for innovative ways of funding the sector </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting members to access European funds </li></ul>
  24. 26. Good governance <ul><li>Running project to identify principles of good governance across Europe </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>
  25. 27. Soft Power <ul><li>Advocating that civil society is not a marginal sector </li></ul><ul><li>Working closely with the European Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Currently campaigning to reform EU funding and to make social innovation a priority for EU2020 </li></ul>
  26. 28. <ul><li>We run specific projects to strengthen civil society… </li></ul>
  27. 29. <ul><li>We have… </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthened civil society the Western Balkans </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by the UK Government </li></ul>
  28. 30. <ul><li>We are currently… </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting NGO’s to Government in Ukraine and Moldova </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund </li></ul>
  29. 31. <ul><li>We will be… </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting civil society in Serbia, as part of a 12-month project </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by the European Commission </li></ul>
  30. 32. <ul><li>We work </li></ul>
  31. 33. <ul><li>Across Europe </li></ul>
  32. 34. <ul><li>Across borders </li></ul>
  33. 35. <ul><li>And in regional ‘hubs’ </li></ul>
  34. 36. Mediterranean The Western Balkans Former Soviet Union Western Europe Central and Eastern Europe The Northern Hub
  35. 37. <ul><li>As a European Hub of leaders, we connect to national groups of leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Were these national groups do not exist… </li></ul><ul><li>… we help create them </li></ul>
  36. 38. Euclid Network has three founding members Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (UK)
  37. 39. Euclid Network has three founding members Ideell Arena Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (UK)
  38. 40. 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)
  39. 41. We have developed national leaders groups in… Germany Slovenia Italy (Leader2Leader)
  40. 42. With the following groups to be launched in 2010: Hungary Spain Portugal
  41. 43. Working closely with established networks: ACOSVO (Scotland) NENO (Estonia)
  42. 44. <ul><li>There are many words to describe us… </li></ul>
  43. 45. Innovative Networks Leaders Across borders Connecting Collaboration Partnership Civil society European Social entrepreneurs Dynamic Change-makers Trouble-makers Community Forward thinking
  44. 46. <ul><li>But ultimately… </li></ul>
  45. 47. <ul><li>We are a ‘hub’ for civil society… </li></ul>
  46. 48. <ul><li>And through connecting people… </li></ul>
  47. 49. <ul><li>We make things happen… </li></ul>
  48. 50. <ul><li>So are you working with us? </li></ul>
  49. 51. <ul><li>Or joining the community? </li></ul>
  50. 52. <ul><li>What can the network do for you? </li></ul>
  51. 53. <ul><li>And perhaps… </li></ul>
  52. 54. <ul><li>… more importantly… </li></ul>
  53. 55. <ul><li>What can you do for the network? </li></ul>
  54. 56. <ul><li>Visit the website </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>And work with us </li></ul>