Euclid Network is the European network of third sector leaders established in 2007 as a joint venture between ACEVO, CJDES (Centre des Jeunes Dirigeants de l’Economie Sociale in France) and Ideell Arena (the Swedish, national umbrella body).
Euclid Network connects, develops and supports almost 300 third sector leaders from across Europe - including the Balkans, former Soviet Union and Mediterranean. Euclid Network’s vision is a professional and innovative European third sector at the core of European civil society.
Using peerlearning, knowledge sharing and Web 2.0 technologies, Euclid Network operates in three key strategic areas: cross-border leadership, good governance and income generation.
David Fitzpatrick of Hertfordshire Community Foundation said:
"If we are ever to build sustainable communities, there is a huge amount we can learn from each other. There is vast experience to call upon, but also new experience, of those in transition countries, forging new ways of working with Government and the emerging private sector. Euclid is an essential network for that exchange and development to occur. The mutual benefit it can achieve with, and for us ,is reason alone for it to succeed, even when we each have hard decisions to take as to where we place our increasingly scarce resources."
Euclid Network is an institutional partner of, and supported by, the European Commission, Active Citizenship Programme and Directorate-General Education & Culture.