Open Collective Europe

Brussels based non profit to host open collectives across Europe


We are fiscally hosting 142 Collectives



Host since August 2019

244 contributors


Open source

Host since September 2018

122 contributors



Host since July 2019

92 contributors

Sunbeam City


Host since July 2018

71 contributors



Host since January 2018

53 contributors



Host since June 2019

52 contributors

Host since November 2017

45 contributors


Open source

Host since February 2018

32 contributors

Manjaro ARM


Host since August 2019

30 contributors

Host since March 2020

26 contributors

Host since June 2018

25 contributors

Host since January 2020

24 contributors

Host since September 2019

23 contributors



Host since April 2020

22 contributors

Host since January 2020

19 contributors


Open source

Host since April 2020

18 contributors



Host since February 2020

18 contributors


Open source

Host since May 2018

17 contributors

Host since August 2019

16 contributors

Host since August 2017

15 contributors

What's new with Open Collective Europe

Stay up to dates with our latest activities and progress.

TransferWise is now available for payouts

We have received questions about our payout methods. We are now glad to announce that we have a TransferWise account up and running for your payouts out of the Euro Zone. TransferWise makes international bank transfers m...
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Published on April 23, 2020 by Jean-François De Hertogh

We are offering free fiscal sponsorship for #COVID19 related collectives

We have been inspired to see people coming together and creating Mutual Aid Funds to support their local community (see Portland,
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Published on April 3, 2020 by Jean-François De Hertogh


Let’s get the ball rolling! This is where things get planned and sometimes this is where things get done. Ask questions, thank people for their efforts, and contribute your skills to the service of the community.

How long do bank transfers take to confirm?

Published on October 22, 2020 by Jstsmthrgk

Hello, I would like to ask how often incoming bank transfers are checked and confirmed. A SEPA bank transfer only takes a maximum of 24 hours and one I made last Saturday is still not confirmed. I don't want to complain about this, as this...

About non EUR currency support

Published on September 30, 2020 by Alexander Todorov

Hello folks, when entering bank details I can see that the system supports choosing different currencies. In particular I can choose Bulgarian lev - BGN. My collective uses only EUR but does this mean contributors would be able to submit ex...

Missing template for invoices

Published on March 29, 2020 by Alexander Todorov

The US Fiscal Host has the following snippet in their expense policy Make invoices out to: Collective name, Open Source Collective 501c(6), EIN: 82-2037583, 340 S LEMON AVE #3717, Walnut CA 91789 USA



Host Fee September

from Open Collective Europe10/8/2020


Host Fee August

from Open Collective Europe9/2/2020


No description provided

from Open Collective Europe8/4/2020


Host fee June 2020

from Open Collective Europe7/1/2020


Host fee - May 2020

from Open Collective Europe6/1/2020


Host fee April 2020

from Open Collective Europe5/4/2020


Donation DM Wynen (recorded 10 but donated 15) - order 70432

from Open Collective Europe4/9/2020


Host fee March 2020

from Open Collective Europe4/3/2020


Host Fee February 2020

from Open Collective Europe3/3/2020


Host fee January 2020

from Open Collective Europe2/12/2020



Our goal is to develop a new generation of non profit organization across Europe. There are so many great citizen initiatives happening everywhere but as soon as they need to raise funds, they need to waste precious time to worry about all the paperwork required to create and maintain a 20th century association. We can do better.

Open Collective Europe enables communities to create a virtual non profit so that they can start collecting money without having to worry about setting up yet another legal entity and accounting. All those collectives are transparent by design. This creates an environment where the community feels more comfortable to chip in and financially support the activities of the collective. It also creates an environment where each collective can learn from each other. No more silos.

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  • What can an open collective do? An open collective can collect one time and recurring donations (monthly or yearly). Anyone in the community can file expenses for reimbursement. After approval by the administrators of the collective, the host (in this case Open Collective Europe Non Profit) reimburse the full amount. Learn More. You can also create events and sell tickets and sponsorships, for example: BrusselsTogether meetup, Vegan Brussels dinner.

  • ** How much does it cost?** There is a 10% administration fee + credit card fees (1.4% + €0.25 for European cards and 2.9% + €0.25 for non-European cards).

  • ** What are the limitations?** Your collective remains an unincorporated partnership. That means that you cannot use the Open Collective Europe ASBL non profit as the point of contact, billing address or legal entity responsible for your activities. Concretely it means that you cannot hire people (except freelancers that can send an invoice to your collective). But you can use the host to receive grants and subsidies. They just need to be addressed to your collective.

  • Where can I find more information?* See the documentation on Open Collective

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