Match-funding with the crowd: blending crowdfunding and ESIF to amplify results
Partnerships between public authorities and crowdfunding are already happening in the EU. Matching crowdfunding and ESIF resources would be highly beneficial to all parties involved. So the real question shouldn't be "is it possible?" but "how can we do it efficiently and effectively?".
Francesca Passeri, European Crowdfunding Network
We see a shift in government becoming a participating partner in a match-funding scheme: we are not just enforcing, but facilitating and inviting our citizens to join, co-create, support and maintain economic and social development in their territory.
Anna-Maria Schwarze, Municipality of Haarlemmermeer
I’m confident that ever more cities and regions will be offering the required infrastructure and incentive for local communities to start a movement to change and improve their neighborhoods, villages or cities, and to impact the entire region.
Martijn Arnoldus, Voor je Buurt Crowdfunding platform
Since the launch of this cooperation with Goteo, 23 campaigns have been launched with 22 being successful. We are proud to say that in the third edition of Conjuntament (match-funding scheme with Goteo) we have injected a total of 231.366 euro in Barcelona's social economy.
Maria Angeles Gonzalez, Barcelona Activa