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More than EUR 1 billion has been mobilised to support over 100,000 micro-entrepreneurs in 23 EU member states

Source: EC – Audiovisual Service More than EUR 1 billion has been mobilised to support over 100,000 micro-entrepreneurs in 23 EU member states under the Progress Microfinance and the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programmes. Target borrowers of this cooperation between the European Investment Fund (EIF), the European Commission, and microfinance providers include unemployed micro-entrepreneurs, young self-employed, minority groups, women rural ...

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The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme – launch of a public consultation

The European Commission has launched a public consultation to evaluate the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). All stakeholders and participants or beneficiaries involved in the EaSI programme are welcome to provide feedback. The consultation on the Employment & Social Innovation Programme was extended until 25th January 2017! Please find more information here  Source: EC – Audiovisual Service

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#BWC2016: News from the field!

It’s been an exciting start to the campaign – and we wanted to share with you some of the highlights! What’s happening in the field? Over the last 2 weeks, our 21 partners have launched an impressive range of financial education activities. IMON (Tajikistan) staff reached a staggering 6,000 people in the first week alone! SIS Credit (Bulgaria) is teaming ...

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FINCA Bank Kyrgyzstan wins the first MFC Innovation Award!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of our first ever Innovation Award: FINCA Bank Kyrgyzstan. FINCA Bank will be awarded free Digital Field Application licenses and 20 tablets, generously provided by Software Group. MFC’s Innovation Award recognizes innovative projects that stand to significantly contribute to financial inclusion within the next two years. FINCA’s project proposal received highest scores by the ...

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SP Fund opportunities for MFIs and networks

The SP Fund team is pleased to announce a second call for proposals for national microfinance associations that are interested in developing SP country reports. Partner networks will also be trained in conducting effective SPI4 social audits. More information can be found here. All interested networks should apply by 6th November 2016. We’re also inviting MFIs to apply directly to ...

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2nd European Microfinance Day: 20th October 2016!

Press Release   Date: 20th October 2016 Venue: Brussels, Madrid, Sarajevo, Marseille, Rome, Dublin, Belgrade, Strasbourg, Barcelona, Turin, Bucharest, Thessaloniki, and many more. More than 200,000 European microfinance clients reached by non-financial services Under the tagline “Creating opportunities beyond Microcredit” over 20 events all around Europe will showcase how microfinance supports European citizens, both unemployed and excluded from the traditional financial ...

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Save the date! #emw2016

European Microfinance Week is the major annual event of the microfinance industry hosting high level and in-depth discussions by all sectors of the European microfinance community working in developing countries, including consultants & support service providers, investors, multilateral & national development agencies, NGOs and researchers. It is organized by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) and supported by the Luxembourg Government. Learn ...

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TA under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)

  Funder: The European Commission (EC) in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB) Partners: Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, European Microfinance Network (EMN) The MFC (as part of a consortium including the European Microfinance Network and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management), is delivering training  in good governance (including social performance), management information systems, strategic planning, and risk management. MFC also ...

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Borrow Wisely Campaign begins October 1st!

#BWC2016 For the next 31 days, 21 financial institutions in 15 countries will roll out financial education messages across the region as part of the MFC’s third annual Borrow Wisely Campaign.  In this massive coordinated Campaign, our partners will reach hundreds of thousands of existing and potential microfinance clients with tips and tools about how take on safe and responsible ...

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Partnerstwo na Rzecz Edukacji Finansowej

I OGÓLNOPOLSKIE FORUM EDUKATORÓW FINANSOWYCH 6 PAŹDZIERNIKA 2017,  godz. 10:00 – 17.30 Biurowiec Rondo One, IIp. Rondo ONZ 1, Warszawa Zapraszamy na Forum przeznaczone dla trenerów i edukatorów aktywnych w dziedzinie edukacji finansowej. Uczestnicy Forum będą mieli okazję wymienić się doświadczeniami z innymi trenerami i edukatorami, podnieść swoje umiejętności oraz zdobyć nową wiedzę, którą w praktyczny sposób będą mogli zastosować w ...

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