Crowdfunding in the EU: exploring the added value of potential EU action

Diagram showing how individuals are financing a person and get positive output in return

Crowdfunding has the potential to bridge the financing gap many start-ups face and to stimulate entrepreneurship. The European Commission has today launched a consultation inviting stakeholders to share their views about crowdfunding: its potential benefits, risks, and the design of an optimal policy framework to untap the potential of this new form of financing.