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Euclid Network

Identification number in the register: 4361690830-63
Registration date: 18/12/2008 18:23:21

The information on this entity was last modified on: 28/11/2014 12:31:43
The date of the last annual update was: 28/11/2014 12:31:43

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Euclid Network


Company Limited by Guarantee (not for profit)

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

All Saints Street, 8
London N1 9RL

(+44) 20 7014 4621


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Stephen Barnett

Chief Executive Officer

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Luisa De Amicis

Deputy CEO & Director of programmes

    Goals / remit

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
Developing, connecting and supporting third sector leaders in Europe so that their organisations pursue a defined mission; are professional and passionate; are well-led; are well-governed and accountable; and are innovative. Empowering members to be civil society change makers across traditional borders and boundaries.

What we do
Our programme of work falls under four themes which offer potential value to our members and to society.
The principal activities of Euclid Network are spread across four themes: social innovation; research & development; social entrepreneurship; and civic engagement.
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. Funding also comes from membership fees, national and international partnerships, training and consultancy that Euclid Network offers.



Our principal activities in 2013-14 financial year were spread across 4 themes: social innovation; social entrepreneurship; research & development and civic engagement.

Social Innovation in Europe
- The European Social Innovation Competition has grown from a pilot competition undertaken at the initiative of Euclid Network in 2011. Its focus was on raising awareness of innovative initiatives to tackle unemployment, especially youth unemployment, across Europe. EN was a driving force in the delivery of the competition, from the launch event, through the call for entries, to the evaluation and the delivery of a Social Academy for the 30 semi-finalists.
- Social Innovation Europe is an official European Commission website run by a partnership of Euclid Network and Social Innovation Exchange (SIX). Euclid animated and managed this interactive web-based networking and resource "hub" which includes an underlying searchable database.

Social entrepreneurship in Europe
- Euclid Network is in its fifth year of leading a Europe-wide consortium (Social Entrepreneur Exchange & Development) which facilitates placements of new/emerging social entrepreneurs with experienced social entrepreneurs, funded by the European Commission. In 2013-14 the consortium helped to organise 45 matches.
- Erasmus MED is a new project that was launched in February 2014 and aims to expand opportunities for exchanges among social entrepreneurs to the Mediterranean countries.

Civil society engagement in research & development
- “Civil Society Organisations in Designing Research Governance” (CONSIDER) is a European project, which aims to develop guidelines for a stronger engagement of civil society organisations in research & development. The project prepared a series of case studies of EU FP7 research projects to identify those involving CSOs so as to better understand barriers and enabling factors in CSO engagement. Euclid Network organised several workshops to present the ongoing work and raised awareness of the project through its Europe-wide network.
- Responsible Industry is a new project launched in February 2014 and aims to investigate civil society engagement in research & development in the area of ICT for ageing, health and well-being.

Civic engagement
- At a time when the general public is becoming disengaged from policy-making and the EU in particular, Euclid Network was involved in several activities to promote civic engagement. It became a partner in the CATALYST project (“Collective Applied Intelligence and Analytics for Social Innovation”) which aims to engage citizens in on-line debates to generate innovative solutions to long-standing or emerging societal challenges.
- Euclid Network launched a project in the UK to raise awareness among young people about the EU ahead of the European elections 2014. A series of 4 workshops were held across the UK with young people culminating in the award of a prize for the best video on the future of Europe.

Further, Euclid Network works together with national government and international institutions in order to have social innovation and social enterprise at the core of the European agenda. During the last year, Euclid contributed to consultation launched at European and national level, as well as Expert groups and the European Commission’s Structured Dialogue group, through which civil society organisations make recommendations to the European Commission. Euclid also responded to the Balance of Competence Review, promoted by the UK Government.

Euclid Network runs a number of communication and dissemination activities including, the e-newsletter, website, google groups, Euclid Network TV. Euclid Network is also very active on social media and with journalists at local, national and international level.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


5 permanent and 2 part-time.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • 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

    Membership and affiliation



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

04/2012  -  03/2013

602,252 €

533,854 €

11,140 €

381,216 €

41,498 €

0 €

100,000 €

68,398 €

0 €

14,125 €

41,381 €

12,892 €

300,000  € - 350,000  €

    Code of conduct

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