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Microfinance Centre contributes to the latest EMN Magazine!

Microfinance Centre (MFC) contributes to the latest EMN Magazine – Microfinance and Financial Education: Evidences from Europe (May 2017). MFC has prepared five case studies showing different approaches of microfinance institutions to improve the financial capability of their current and prospective clients. The highlighted institutions focus on building capacity in various areas of financial management (personal finance or business finance management) provided through ...

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MFC Barometer survey: Have your say!

Please take part in our annual barometer survey and let us know about your experience using EU programs and instruments, as well as about over-indebtedness issues in your country. Find out more here

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Apply for the 2017 MFC Annual Innovation Award! Submission deadline extended!

  Last year we launched our first ever MFC Innovation Award! The MFC Innovation Award explores the new trends in optimizing business processes through the Digitalization for a Connected World. We’re glad to invite all organizations from the ECA region that add significant contribution to financial inclusion, society and improving peoples’ lives through their daily business, to apply for the ...

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#MFC2017: Thank you for 20 years together!

#MFC2017 in pictures Over 457 practitioners, donors, investors and other microfinance industry stakeholders from 41 countries attended the 2017 MFC Annual Conference, Horizon 2037: Fair Finance for All, in Sarajevo to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the MFC and the ECA microfinance sector! This year, the conference focused on what the industry will look like twenty years in the future, ...

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Save the date! #2017AFF Alternative Finance Forum in Warsaw

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to learn and network with diverse alternative finance professionals representing a variety of business models and types of services. Alternative Finance Forum: Between Fintech and Social Finance Date:         October 5, 2017 Time:         9:00 – 17:00 Location:  Copernicus Conference Centre, Warsaw, Poland Join us for this Alternative Finance Forum: Between Fintech ...

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Micro-entrepreneurship Awards 2016

  In June, a special ceremony was held in Warsaw to bring together people from business, academia and the public sector—and to announce winners of the twelfth edition of the competition for the best micro-entrepreneur of 2016. Thanks to support from the Citi Foundation, we could select the best innovative and traditional micro-enterprises. The winner of the main award is ...

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Winners of the third annual Financial Inclusion Ambassador Award!

In 2017, we announced the winner of our third annual Financial Inclusion Ambassador Award, to recognize members and partners for their financial inclusion advocacy work. This year, we awarded organizations that significantly contributed to promotion or advocacy for financial inclusion at a national and regional level. Specifically, we looked for organizations that engaged in a dialogue that led to a ...

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Digital Survey: The first ever study on digitalization in European microfinance

  The MFC has launched its first-ever study on the digitalization of European microfinance. The objective of the study is to review what digital solutions are employed and assess the level of interest in introducing new solutions at various stages of the financial service delivery process. The results will be presented in a research paper summarizing lessons from the field ...

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Welcome to our new members: ACAF, Erste Group Bank, Maritza Invest & USTOI!

ACAF (Spain), the Self-Funded Communities Association, is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 and based in Barcelona. The organization focuses on the creation and follow-up of saving groups as a way of fighting social and financial exclusion. Learn more   Erste Group Bank AG (Austria) Founded in 1819 as the first Austrian savings bank, Erste Group went public in 1997 with ...

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Microfinance CEO Summit in Sarajevo

Our third annual CEO Summit (part of our CEO Forum initiative) was held in Sarajevo this year, alongside our annual conference.  Discussion focused on the application and implications of fintech for microfinance, and novel approaches to engaging employees to create increased efficiency and talent retention. The Microfinance CEO Forum creates a unique space for collaboration, learning and sharing of best ...

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