The March 2014 communication "unleashing the potential of crowdfunding in the European Union" announced that the Commission "will set up the European Crowdfunding Stakeholder Forum as an expert group of high level representatives of associations of concerned stakeholder groups and national authorities".

The members of the group should include associations or interest groups representing entrepreneurs or SME's, social entrepreneurs, non-profits or foundations, sectors of the economy or other individuals or organisations that use or are likely to use crowdfunding significantly in the future. This target group includes operators in the cultural and creative sectors.

The call is open until 16 May 2014.