NEWS

Smart Campaign has Come to an End

After a decade of raising awareness and incentivizing the adoption of responsible practices among inclusive finance providers, the Smart Campaign is coming to an end. CFI will transfer the wealth of resources created by the Smart Campaign to trusted industry partners and remains committed to consumer protection and playing an active role by conducting research on emerging risks and maintaining ...

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Barcelona Declaration: Turning Migrants into Job Creators

As part of our European programme M-UP, SPARK is promoting the Barcelona Declaration: Turning migrants into job creators (video) campaign, with the aim of improving the conditions of migrants when creating businesses in Europe, facilitating their social integration and job creation. The Declaration is a call to action to all the actors that can contribute to remove the additional barriers that migrant entrepreneurs ...

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News from Albanian Microfinance Association : Annual Report and COVID-19 Survey

Our Member association, AMA from Albania prepared many interesting resources during past weeks. Read here the press release which sums up the webinar on digital solutions which took place on 2nd July and was co-organized by the Microfinance Centre under the European Commission’s EaSI Technical Assistance Programme. MFC has supported AMA as well during the preparation of the survey about ...

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Albanian Microfinance Association – Webinar on Digital Payments and Their Future

        With the support of European Commission, through its EaSi Program Technical Assistance, Microfinance Centre and Albanian Microfinance Association organized on July 2nd, 2020 a webinar on digital payments and their future in Albania. The issues discussed were related to the new legislative and regulatory framework that is being adopted in the country according to PSD2, what ...

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AskBFC – Webinar Series by an MFC Member: Business and Finance Consulting

Ask BFC During the current Covid-19 crisis BFC is pleased to provide free Q&A sessions with expert consultants online to respond to any relevant questions you may have every second Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM CET.     To sign up for AskBFC Webinar series please use the registration link below or click here to register for 2 or ...

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MAGNET Co-hosts an Online Conference “Growing Europe” – Every Thursday of September

Make your September count! After months of lockdown that has disproportionately affected the world’s disadvantaged communities, especially those with their own businesses to run, the need to support these people is more important than ever. The Growing Europe online conference, co-organized by the MAGNET Consortium, brings together migrants, refugees, policy makers, NGOs and the private sector to focus on ‘Boosting ...

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Global SME Finance Awards 2020 deadine extended to August 14th

    COVID-19 has disrupted all businesses around the world and we all continue to navigate the emerging “new normal”, so we are extending the deadline of the Global SME Finance Awards 2020 deadline to August 14th.  We wanted to provide as much time as possible as the Awards are an opportunity to reflect on what has been accomplished in ...

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EIF and European Commission Launch New Covid-19 Measures Supporting Micro- and Social Enterprises Under the EaSI Guarantee Instrument

  Coronavirus: EIF and European Commission Launch New Covid-19 Measures Supporting Micro- and Social Enterprises Under the Eur 400m EaSI Guarantee Instrument Enhanced terms under the EaSI Guarantee Instrument to support micro- and social enterprises in response to COVID-19 Call for Expression of interest launched today available for intermediaries with a potential outreach to thousands of individual micro-borrowers as well ...

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EC: Respond to the Call for Proposals on Social Innovation – Establishing and Testing Integrated Interventions Aimed at Supporting People in (the Most) Vulnerable Situations – deadline 15 October

  Under the European Program for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI), the European Commission has published a call for proposals for financial support for initiatives relating to social innovation entitled “Establishing and testing integrated interventions to support people in (most) vulnerable situations” (VP / 2020/003). This call for proposals aims to support existing or new partnerships in testing innovative approaches ...

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We Are Going to Visit a Fintech – Join Us!

  MFC is preparing 1-day EaSI Technical Assistance peer-to-peer training with the fintech platform Debitum Network, which will take place on 22nd October 2020 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Why should you join? The goal of the training is to share the knowledge about modern fintech business solutions. We will be talking about digital tools for work and communication with investors and ...

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