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Call for Proposals for the MFC-EMN Annual Conference 2018!

Dear MFC & EMN Members, As we announced at our respective Annual Conferences in 2017 in Sarajevo and Venice, both networks have decided to hold a common MFC-EMN Annual Conference in 2018. This will not be the first time that we organise a joint Annual Conference (MFC and EMN held one in 2006 in Budapest), and the decision to hold ...

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Save the date! Conference on Big data and fintech, 17 October (Brussels, Belgium)

Big data and fintech: a solution to financial exclusion? 17 October 2017 (9:00 am – 4:30 pm), Place du Congrès, 1 – 1000 Brussels The aim of the conference co-organised by ECRI, BEUC and EFIN, is to explore, from the financial inclusion perspective, both the potential risks and the potential benefits for everyone in society of innovations in financial services products ...

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MFC prepares for the country visit to Serbia and Montenegro

As part of the project exploring the ecosystem for start-ups in Europe, the MFC team will meet with microfinance institutions, NGOs, state bodies and others engaged in supporting new enterprises. We will talk about the current efforts in helping start-up enterprises and will brainstorm on the possible ways of scaling up the efforts. On 11th and 12th of September, meetings ...

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Save the date! Webinar: SME Finance for Microfinance Institutions

Topic: SME Finance for Microfinance Institutions Date: September 11, 2017 (14:00 – 15:30 CET) Presenter: Matthew Gamser*, CEO, SME Finance Forum Join the meeting!   Increasingly, Microfinance Institutions are involved in working with small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), by extending their existing products and services or creating innovative approaches to address the needs of SMEs. SMEs are an attractive ...

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Kazakhstan Microfinance Forum, 7-8 September, Almaty!

On September 7-8, 2017 MFO KMF – a leading microfinance provider in Kazakhstan will hold the Kazakhstan Microfinance Forum, entitled “Financial Literacy Improvement as a Factor of Economic Stabilization”. The event will gather government, private and public stakeholders from Kazakhstan, Central Asian region and beyond to share views and experiences on the strategies and practical implementation of financial education and ...

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Apply for the 2017 MFC Annual Innovation Award! Submission deadline extended!

  Last year we launched our first ever MFC Innovation Award! The MFC Innovation Award explores the new trends in optimizing business processes through the Digitalization for a Connected World. We’re glad to invite all organizations from the ECA region that add significant contribution to financial inclusion, society and improving peoples’ lives through their daily business, to apply for the ...

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EaSI TA Newsletter: Read the second edition!

  Dear Readers, Our second project newsletter brings you important milestones for the EaSI TA project: namely the successful completion of the Second Call for Expression of Interest, as well as the conclusion of the pilot phase of the EU Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision (“the Code”). We are pleased to share updates to the Code, as well as ...

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Microfinance Centre contributes to the latest EMN Magazine!

Microfinance Centre (MFC) contributes to the latest EMN Magazine – Microfinance and Financial Education: Evidences from Europe (May 2017). MFC has prepared five case studies showing different approaches of microfinance institutions to improve the financial capability of their current and prospective clients. The highlighted institutions focus on building capacity in various areas of financial management (personal finance or business finance management) provided through ...

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MFC Barometer survey: Have your say!

Please take part in our annual barometer survey and let us know about your experience using EU programs and instruments, as well as about over-indebtedness issues in your country. Find out more here

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#MFC2017: Thank you for 20 years together!

Over 457 practitioners, donors, investors and other microfinance industry stakeholders from 41 countries attended the 2017 MFC Annual Conference, Horizon 2037: Fair Finance for All, in Sarajevo to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the MFC and the ECA microfinance sector! This year, the conference focused on what the industry will look like twenty years in the future, including the influence ...

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