Open Collective Europe

Fiscal host organization for EU-based collectives


Our goal is to develop a new generation of non profit organization across Europe.

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 a 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.


  • 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

  • ** How much does it cost?** There is a 6% administration fee + credit card fees (1.4% + €0.25 for European cards and 2.9% + €0.25 for non-European cards). Fee is 6% flat on incoming bank transfers. 

  • ** 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

See other example of host organizations that are enabling people in their community to create open collectives:



Transparent and open finances.

Today’s balance

€4,618.98 EUR

Total raised

€71,814.85 EUR

Total disbursed

€67,195.87 EUR

Estimated annual budget

€59,759.89 EUR


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Open Collective Europe

Updates on our activities and progress.

Community forum this Thursday!

We've got a lot of great news to share with OCEU initiatives! Join us during our monthly community forum as we will discuss t...
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Published on January 24, 2022 by Jean-François De Hertogh

December update - New pricing and general documentation 📝

Dear community, A short message today to let you know that we uniformed our fee to make it more transparent for you. From now on, there will be no more “platform fees” (5% fee for the open collective software on each incoming donation made...
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Published on December 16, 2020 by Jean-François De Hertogh

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


Let’s get the discussion going! This is a space for the community to converse, ask questions, say thank you, and get things done together.

Add financial host details to Github sponsors

Published on October 16, 2021 by Filipe Laíns

Github Sponsors allows us to receive donations directly on Github. Would it be possible to contact Github to add Open Collective Europe as one of the fiscal hosts? The Open Collective Foundation is already available as one of the fiscal hos...

Bank Transfer pending for a long long time

Published on May 10, 2021 by Hendrik Lehmbruch

Two questions. 1. How long does it take till a bank transfer is booked and shown on a collective page. I made a contribution more than a week ago and it is not shown on my personal side nor on the collective page! So what is gone wrong, it...

Waiting for expense to be processed/paid

Published on April 22, 2021 by Alexander Todorov

It looks like is taking longer than usual to be processed. From what I can see previous expenses have been processed in unde...


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Open Collective Europe is hosting the following events.


Open Collective Europe Community call - January 2022

04:00 PM UTC
A monthly forum for OCEU projects to speak directly with staff and one another about experiences,...Read more


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OCE monthly call (en français)

12:00 PM UTC
Un rendez-vous mensuel pour échanger entre les parties prenantes francophones à Open Collective

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