The analytical report on „Crowdfunding Schemes in Europe and their Legal Implications“ written by Karsten Wenzlaff and me in August/September 2011 has been published recently at the website of the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC).
It can be downloaded here.
In July 2011, the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission (DG EAC) asked the EENC to prepare a report on crowdfunding schemes in Europe, with a particular focus on the legal issues in this field.
The request related to the European Commission’s European Agenda for Culture in a Globalizing World, and particularly its aim to help develop innovative sources of funding in the creative sector. The immediate objective of the research was to enable internal discussions within DG EAC as regards the political and regulatory implications of crowdfunding at both EU and Member State level.
I want to thank those many people in Europe who had supported the compilation of the report with their expertise.