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New EaSI Fund Launched

The new fund called EaSI Funded Instrument has been launched with a loan fund of €200 million to boost the lending capacity of microfinance institutions and social enterprise lenders in Europe. The EaSI Funded Instrument provides senior and subordinated loans to microfinance institutions and social enterprise lenders to boost on-lending to micro-enterprises and social enterprises. In order to support job creation and social inclusion, the EaSI ...

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#DigLitBootcamp: GDPR unpacked with Allen & Overy

GDPR unpacked with Allen & Overy 7th November, 10:30 – 11:30 (Warsaw/Amsterdam/Sarajevo) CLICK TO REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR This webinar targets  executive management, Board members and other staff/ stakeholders recommended by the CEO, as it will tackle some of the critical issues relating to data protection.  Data protection regulation comes at a time when businesses are increasingly data driven. The ...

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Roundtable in Belgrade – TV interview with Grzegorz Galusek, MFC Executive Director

    The meeting in Belgrade gathered representatives of Serbian government and Chamber of Commerce, European Commission, European Investment Fund and many microfinance practitioners and other stakeholders involved. It was supported and facilitated by Microfinance Centre. The aim was to find solutions to improve the regulatory and legal infrastructure in order to assure Serbian financial sector becomes more inclusive. Watch ...

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Microfinance Centre at LendIt Fintech- September 2019, London

You may have thought finance and technology are not female domains. We want to prove you it’s changing and that the microfinance sector is a pioneer in women employment. We encourage you to read our short note from LendIt Fintech summit in London, attended by Katarzyna Pawlak and Aleksandra Karabon from MFC. Katarzyna Pawlak  Microfinance Centre’s Deputy Director has discussed ...

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Awards and Announcements – Brussels Event of the European Microfinance Day #2019EMD

17 October 2019 was a special day for European microfinance. Organized jointly by Microfinance Centre and European Microfinance Network, Brussels Event gathered representatives of microfinance institutions’ and associations, who urge to constantly improve their services. This perpetual will for championing, keeping up with change and meeting the standards paid off: members of both MFC and EMN were awarded with European ...

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#DigLitBootcamp: Recruitment and monitoring of IT contractors

Recruitment and monitoring of IT contractors (30/10/2019) In this session, we  look deeper into tricks and tips on how to select the right service provider and how to follow up on their work. Which hard and soft criteria do you need to take into account during your selection process and how can you communicate in a clear way with the ...

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Borrow Wisely Campaign 2019

The sixth annual Borrow Wisely! Campaign will take place in October 2019. Borrow Wisely! is an annual international campaign promoting global client protection standards through borrowers education. As with previous years, MFC and partner organisations will be delivering key messages about how to borrow money safely, harnessing the positive power of loans and avoiding the pitfalls of too much debt. Read ...

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Public Consultation on European Social Fund Support to Social Inclusion

The Commission has launched a 12-week public consultation to evaluate the support to social inclusion by the European Social Fund in the 2014-2018 period. This evaluation will assess: how the European Social Fund (ESF) promotes social inclusion (integrating disadvantaged people into society and ensuring fairer life opportunities for all) and how it combats poverty/discrimination; structural reforms; the visibility, usefulness, relevance, value for ...

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European Crowdfunding Network invites to the eight ECN Crowdfunding Convention

The 8th ECN Crowdfunding Convention (24-25 October) will explore the future of crowdfunding within a harmonised European market, looking at technological advances, market consolidation and requirements for up- and down-scaling. We will seek open discourse elaborating strategies, best practices and failure. This year, following the discussions on – and near finalisation of – the “European Crowdfunding Service Providers (ECSP) for business ...

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EC: Sustainability of Practices, Policies and Organisations when EaSI Funding Ends

Over 150 project beneficiaries, programme managers from both the European Commission and the EU Member States as well as other key players got together in Brussels on 30 September to talk about the sustainability of the projects financed under the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme. This was the first EaSI  annual conference coming at the time when EaSI projects have been ...

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