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EU Elections 2019: Strengthen Social Economy Enterprises and Social Innovation

Leading EU networks active in social enterprise and microfinance sector prepared a call upon the European Institutions: Download the EaSI Statement by EU networks (PDF) Statement prepared by: Euclid Network, Microfinance Centre, RREUSE, CECOP,  ENSIE, European Microfinance Network and Caritas Europa. This initiative has received financial support from the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation “EaSI” (2014-2020). For further information please consult: http://ec.europa.eu/social/easi

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Migrant Entrepreneurship Support in Practice Conference: Registration is Open

Dates:  3-4 April 2019 Location:  Barcelona, Spain Register today Are you interested in access to finance for underserved communities? Do you want to meet the key players in Europe? Do you want to learn from them? Would you like to influence policy makers? The European Migrant Entrepreneurship Networks Conference “Migrant Entrepreneurship Support in Practice”  will be held  3-4 April 2019 ...

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European Microfinance Award 2019: €100,000 Prize Opens Its Call for Applications!

  The 2019 European Microfinance Award “Strengthening Resilience to Climate Change” is now open to all organisations active in the financial inclusion sector that provide products and services to help vulnerable communities become more resilient to the effects of climate change. This year features many changes to the Award: eligibility has been broadened to include non-financial institutions that collaborate with ...

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MFC Activities under EaSI TA Programme Going Forward

The year had a great start for all activities under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme, aimed to support public and private financial intermediaries from the microfinance sector in Europe. In February, MFC as part of a consortium with the EMN led by Frankfurt School organized a study visit to bring MFIs from Bulgaria and Greece to Warsaw for two days. ...

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What Makes a Fintech Inclusive? – Webinar Video

Co-hosted by MIX and FinDev Gateway, this webinar aims to provide clarity into inclusive fintech and, specifically, how to determine what makes a fintech “inclusive.” Bringing together diverse perspectives from government, think tanks, and practitioners, the webinar will highlight new frameworks that can help investors, policy makers and others to better understand, assess, and navigate the inclusive fintech space. Download webinar ...

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Welcome to MFC New Member: Purple Shoots from the United Kingdom!

Purple Shoots is a UK registered charity and microfinance organisation that tackles poverty and unemployment in Wales and South West England, encouraging entrepreneurship, independence and self-reliance. The organisation’s goal is to provide opportunity and dignity for those currently unable to find work, building capacity within the poorest communities, and improving the economic situation of people. This is achieved through: Microfinance: ...

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Assess Your Digital Readiness with DRSAT

New technology and digital transformation can spell big changes for an microfinance institution’s working habits, processes, products and services. To unlock the potential of digital tools, MFIs first need to understand where they are starting from. An MFI’s ability to implement large-scale digital initiatives is called its ‘digital readiness’. By identifying digital challenges and opportunities across both internal and external ...

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CEO Forum Webinar: Pricing Challenges in Microfinance

Topic: Pricing Challenges in Microfinance Date: March 21, 2019 Time: 14:00 – 15:00 CET Presenter: Daniel Rozas, Senior Microfinance Expert at e-MFP Host: Piotr Korynski, CEO FORUM Leader, Microfinance Centre The webinar is open to CEO Forum Members Setting interest rates and service charges is a central issue in microfinance program design.  Effective pricing of financial services may to a ...

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Riding the Technology Wave in European Microfinance: the Case of Qredits

Read MFC’s latest case study  “Riding The Technology Wave in European Microfinance: The Case of Qredits”. This case study traces the origins and the digital evolution of Qredits, a Dutch microfinance foundation that is the only national program providing an alternative source of funding to new- and early-stage businesses.  Qredits, from its inception, has banked on the intensive use of ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance Workshop on the Microfinance Legal Framework in Romania

Date:  27 March 2019 Location:  Bucharest, Romania Organiser: Microfinance Centre The European Commission is sponsoring a day-long microfinance workshop under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme on the microfinance legal framework in Romania and how it defers from the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision. The event will take place in Bucharest, Romania on 27 March 2019. The Romanian microfinance legal ...

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