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1st Forum on Migrant Entrepreneurship Support starts tomorrow

Forum “Identifying common issues and challenges of Migrant Entrepreneurship Support and the role of entrepreneurial skills” 20th February 2018, Danube University Krems, Austria   The consortium members for the MAGNET (Migrant Acceleration for Growth Network for Entrepreneurship Training) Project, co-funded by the European Union, would kindly like to invite you to the first of four thematic forum on “Identifying common ...

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The productive workshops on digital tool for financial health improvement took place in Warsaw

The workshop is part of the project Taking Financial Health Tools to the Customer in Eastern Europe and Central Asia implemented by MFC in cooperation with Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion. The project aims at creating digital tool that promotes the measurement and improvement of people’s financial health and will be used by FIs and NGOs in their interactions ...

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Public consultation on the review of the SME definition

New open public consultation launched by the European Commission on 6 February 2018. The consultation is about the definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). The results of the consultation will be an important input for the evaluation and possible revision of some aspects of the SME definition that applies across EU policy areas*.   Consultation period: 6 February 2018 ...

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Join fi-compass ESF Conference about Financial instruments

Second fi-compass ESF Conference Financial instruments funded by the European Social Fund – boosting social impact 8 – 9 March 2018, Brussels, Belgium   The European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL), supported by the European Investment Bank, is pleased to announce the Second fi-compass ESF Conference ‘Financial instruments funded by the European Social Fund – ...

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MFC-EMN Conference 2018: Save the date!

Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are pleased to announce that MFC and EMN will hold its joint conference on the 3-5 October 2018 in Bilbao, Spain. Pre-conference events will be held on the 3rd October, and post-conference event (only addressed to MFC members) will take place on the 5th-6th October.     This year we will be working closely with our official conference partner, Seed Capital Bizkaia, ...

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Register for the 1st Forum on Migrant Entrepreneurship Support & the Role of Entrepreneurial Skills!

1st Forum on Migrant Entrepreneurship Support and  the Role of Entrepreneurial Skills 20th February 2018, Danube University Krems, Austria   Microfinance Centre along with the consortium members of the MAGNET* (Migrant Acceleration for Growth Network for Entrepreneurship Training) Project, co-funded by the European Union, would kindly like to invite you to the first of four thematic forum on “Identifying common ...

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Meeting the challenges of a changing world: Our new organizational strategy

  As the year draws to a close, we are setting our sights on the next horizon. On the future challenges and opportunities that await us as social purpose organisations. The landscape that surrounds our work is in a state of unprecedented change, and traditional assumptions about how we organize our work, our communities, and our economy are being challenged. ...

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Welcome to our new member: BCRS Business Loans (UK)!

BCRS Business Loans was established in 2002. Its Mission is to lend responsibly and with impact by meeting the demand from SME businesses unable to fully access finance from traditional sources. BCRS provides relationship-based lending with Loans from £10,000 to £150,000. BCRS works with small to medium size enterprises from most sectors that are unable to obtain commercial bank finance. ...

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Apply today for the 2018 World Habitat Awards!

The World Habitat Awards recognise and highlight innovative, outstanding and sometimes revolutionary housing ideas, projects and programmes from across the world. The World Habitat Awards are a great opportunity for projects to receive the recognition they deserve. Being a finalist or winner will bring international recognition. Winning projects also receive a cash prize of £10,000, a trophy and have the ...

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Join the thematic fi-compass workshop on ESF financial instruments (31st January, Rome)!

  ESF financial instruments supporting employment, entrepreneurship and social inclusion in the programming period 2014-2020 31 January, Rome (Italy) Programme Experiences from already active financial instruments can be a source of inspiration and basis of discussion for practitioners who are interested in advancing with similar financial instruments. The thematic fi-compass workshop on ESF financial instruments supporting employment, entrepreneurship and social inclusion in the ...

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