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Opinion
Adottati on 09/07/2014
Referenza: 
INT/741-EESC-2014-02102-00-00-AC-TRA
Sessjoni plenarja: 
500 -
Jul 09, 2014 Jul 10, 2014

The EESC welcomes the Commission communication and emphasises the growth potential of crowdfunding in the EU as an alternative source of funding. It also emphasises the dependence of SMEs on bank loans, a situation that will persist despite the existence of alternative sources which are not always easy to access. Therefore Crowdfunding should be explicitly recognised in the laws of the Member States as a new form of patronage.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: Crowdfunding in the European Union

Opinion
Adottati on 10/12/2013
Referenza: 
INT/721-EESC-2013-6135
Sessjoni plenarja: 
494 -
Dec 10, 2013 Dec 11, 2013

The EESC welcomes the debate on social impact measurements for social enterprises. However it feels that an incorrect or rushed approach may counteract the EU Institutions’ aim to support the development of the social enterprise sector. The EESC therefore urges the Commission to prioritise further awareness-raising and full implementation of the Social Business Initiative agenda. It recommends that, rather than developing a new method, the Commission build awareness of the most commonly used principles.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: Social Impact Measurement

Opinion
Adottati on 23/05/2012
Referenza: 
INT/623-EESC-2012-1294
Sessjoni plenarja: 
481 -
May 23, 2012 May 24, 2012

The EESC welcomes the Commission proposal but highlights the fact that it can only be one component of dedicated financial instruments for social businesses. The Committee reminds the Commission that some elements of the proposal have to be clarified in order to allow such funds to be successful, both for the financial community and for the final beneficiaries.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: European Social Entrepreneurship Funds

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