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Profile of registrant

Euclid Network

Identification number in the register: 4361690830-63
Registration date: 18/12/08 18:23:21

The information on this organisation was last modified on 13/12/13 12:42:57
The date of the last annual update was 13/12/13 12:42:57

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Euclid Network
Acronym: EN
Legal status: Company Limited by Guarantee (not for profit)
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Stephen Barnett
Position: Executive Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Luisa De Amicis
Position: Deputy Executive Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 8 All Saints Street 
London N1 9RL
Telephone number: (+44) 20 7014 4621
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Euclid Network is the European network of civil society professionals

Established in 2007 as a joint venture between ACEVO (UK), CJDES (France) and Ideell Arena (Sweden), Euclid Network connects 5000 members and contacts from 31 countries from across Europe for a more innovative, professional and sustainable European civil society.

Our vision
Innovative and connected civil society at the forefront of European development locally and globally

Civil society includes every third sector organization and social economy enterprise with a public benefit mission. By Europe we mean the country members of the EU, Council of Europe, Union for the Mediterranean and Belarus.

Our mission
To empower members to be civil society change makers across traditional borders and boundaries

Unique marks:
•Individual members (not organisations)
•Focus on the whole civil society/social economy (not a specific issue)
•Focus on the whole Europe and beyond (not Brussels only)

What we do
Euclid Network focuses on four key programme areas which represent challenges for every civil society professional.

Our programme of work falls under four themes which offer potential value to our members and to society.

Leadership and Entrepreneurship
To enable individuals to lead and to innovate in their organisations and in society.

To pioneer new solutions and methods for pressing social problems.

Sustainable financing
To support our members in diversifying their funding, investing and generating income.

Good governance
To foster governance, within organisations and in society, which is transparent, proportionate, inclusive of different views and responsible in use of resources.

Within these four themes, Euclid Network runs specific projects to strengthen and empower civil society. These projects often take place in specific regions across Europe and are crucial to Euclid Network's regional strategy; tailoring the network to the specific needs of civil society in six core regions:

•Western Europe
•Central and Eastern Europe
•Northern Europe
•Western Balkans
•Former Soviet Union

How we are funded
Euclid Network receives a core grant from the European Commission, DG Education and Culture. We are also funded to run specific projects by the European Commission and the United Nations. Funding also comes from membership fees, partnerships, training and consultancy that Euclid Network offers.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 7
Complementary information: 5 permanent and 4 half-time

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Leadership and entrepreneurship:
The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme (financed by DG ENTR) aims to foster entrepreneurship across Europe by organising partnerships between aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs. Under this programme, Euclid Network has been leading the consortia which focus on and cater for the needs of social entrepreneurs. Following on from the success of our first Erasmus for Social Entrepreneurs project in 2011, Euclid Network has now been coordinating partnerships in the 3rd, 4th and 5th cycles of the programme, each of them exceeding the success of the previous ones.

INSITE, EN’s first FP7 research project, looks at the connection and relation between three themes: the innovation society, sustainability and ICT. It aims to examine the dynamics of innovation, the relationship between innovation and sustainability, and how policy can harness innovation. In particular, EN focuses on connecting and empowering civil society through ICT offering easy access to information. EN explores how to make best use of ICT, and harness networking through online forums. This workstream has been extended to explore methods of telling a story (narratives) to engage the public and make a complex scientific issue accessible. In addition, Euclid has also began two more FP7 projects during this period- MD, which explores how we can use gamification to engage people, and CONSIDER, which explores the role of civil society in research projects.

Sustainable funding:
Making the PRActical Guide work for civil society (PRAG): In 2012, Euclid Network carried out a campaign with Technical Assistance for Civil Society Organisations in the Western Balkans and Turkey, (TACSO), to persuade the EU to improve the Practical Guide (PRAG) by making it more civil society friendly. Based on the inputs from CSOs from the region, collected through several workshops run by TACSO’s local offices, EN developed a survey, which was widely disseminated and received over 200 submissions. A policy briefing, containing the main recommendations for improvements on the PRAG, was prepared and published in October 2012 and widely distributed across the region and to the relevant institutional stakeholders. The latest version of PRAG came into force on the 1 January 2013, but a new version is already expected in 2014. EN will continue to put effort into improvements for more effective and transparent regulation for EU funding.

Good governance:
Social Business Initiative: Euclid Network is actively involved in the shaping of the social business agenda of the European Union. Being represented in the Group d’Expert de la Commission sur l’Entrepreneuriat Sociale (GECES) by its Executive Director and ten EN contacts and members, we work to shape a more enabling environment for social enterprises and social investment across Europe by consulting our network and external experts. We are specifically working on identifying new ways to make investment available for social entrepreneurs; developing a sound regulatory environment and including ways to better measure social and economic impact. We also look at how to increase visibility of social enterprises.
Experts group: EN is a member of the Structural Dialogue Group, hosted by DG COMM, the Programming Comitee hosted by DG ENLARG, the Social innovation expert group (GECES) in DG Market and the Structural Dialogue group, hosted by DG REGIO. By being involved in so many relevant fora, EN is best positioned to be very vocal in Europe and to actively work with the European Institutions on promoting topics such as social innovation, social enterprise, social impact and citizen engagement.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Budget
  • Communication
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 5,000
Number of member organisations: 0
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Eastern Partnership
The EaP, launched in May, is the EU's major political initiative for working with the six former Soviet neighbours to the east: Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Civil Society Facility, EU Steering Group
The Civil Society Facility is a mojor European project to strengthen civil socuiety in the Western Balkans and Turkey.


Active European Citizenship Group
The Active European Citizenship Group, set up by DG Education and Culture, is the main tool by which the EC structure its diallgue with NGOs participating in the Europe for Citizens Programme.

European Year of Citizens
The EYC 2013 Alliance is an informal network of major NGO European networks committed to working together on the promotion, lobbying, organisation and implementation of the EYC 2013.

Council of Europe
EN has been granted participatory status with the Council of Europe.

Civil Society Groups

Bond is the UK membership body for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in international development.

Bond - European Neighbourhood Working Group
EN is on the steering group for the BOND ENWG - a group of NGOs that have a strategic interest in civil society in the region

Through BOND, EN is a member of CONCORD, the European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development.

Anna Lindh
Euclid Network is a member of the Anna Lindh Foundation

European Citizen Action Service (ECAS)
Euclid Network is a member of ECAS

Financial data

Financial year: 04/2012 - 03/2013
Total budget: 602,252
of which public financing: 533,854
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 11,140
- Grants: 381,216
- from national sources: 41,498
- from local/regional sources: 0
EU Core Funding : 100,000
from other sources: 68,398
- donations: 0
- contributions from members: 14,125
Funding from private sector : 41,381
Conference income : 12,892
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 300000  € - 350000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.