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MFC-EMN Annual Conference News: the Main Topic and Location are Set

Microfinance Centre (MFC) and European Microfinance Network (EMN) are pleased to announce that their joint annual conference will take place in the Euskalduna Conference Centre, located in the very heart of the city, will host the event providing a unique emplacement to the annual conference. Exploring the themes of future technological challenges and digitalisation opportunities, the conference will focus discussions on “People ...

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MFC Signed Strategic Partnership with CMF (Nepal) Expanding Cooperation with Country Associations beyond Europe and Central Asia

MFC expands its cooperation through entering strategic partnerships with national networks beyond Europe and Central Asia. We believe this will allow us to stay ahead of market developments and keep abreast with new emerging ideas that can have transformative impact on the sector as well as promote regional developments among broader financial inclusion community. Today we are happy to announce ...

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MFC Members Fondi BESA and FAER has been awarded ECoCG

The European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision (ECoCG) provides a set of standards in terms of management, governance, risk management, reporting, and consumer and investor relations that are common to the microcredit sector in the European Union. These standards are for the benefit of customers, investors, funders, owners, regulators and partner organisations. Fondi BESA (Albania) and FAER (Romania) ...

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The European Commission: Call for Applications for the Expert Group on Social Economy and Social Enterprises

   Application deadline: 18 May 2018 The European Commission’s Directorate – General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (“DG GROW”) has set up a group of experts on social economy and social enterprises. The purpose of this new group will be to discuss and agree on developing and strengthening actions related to the implementation  of  five pillars: access to finance, access ...

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Give your feedback for EC: A simplified prospectus for companies and investors in Europe

Feedback period: 24 April 2018 – 22 May 2018 The European Commission would like to hear your views about a simplified prospectus for companies and investors in Europe. A prospectus is a legal document that describes a company’s main line of business, its finances and shareholding structure the securities that are being issued and/or admitted to trading It contains the ...

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Apply for Scholarship for the 2018 Boulder Microfinance Training in English!

Training dates: July 23rd to August 3rd, 2018 Scholarships application deadline: May 21th, 2018 The 24th Edition of the Boulder Microfinance Training (MFT) in English featuring the Digital Financial Services Concentration will be held  in Turin, Italy  from July 23rd to August 3rd, 2018. The Programme will bring together financial inclusion professionals from around the world representing MFIs, Commercial Banks, Central Banks, Ministries of Finance, Donor ...

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The Azerbaijan Micro-finance Association Awards 2018

The Azerbaijan Micro-finance Association (AMFA) held its 11th Annual Award Dinner on  20 April,  2018.   According to its set tradition, Award Dinner was organized with aim to boost networking between financial institutions and other stakeholders as well as to provide official recognition to the organizations with best practices in performance on different nomination categories. During the event AMFA also awarded ...

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MFC Members News: ADIE’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

On March 29, 2018, the Association for the Right to Economic Initiative (ADIE) celebrated its 30th anniversary in Paris. It was a time to celebrate and reflect on Adie’s accomplishments in 2017 and unveil its new 2018-2020 Strategic Plan. It was also an opportunity to share the results from Adie’s nation-wide initiative which collected micro-entrepreneurs’ proposals on how to improve ...

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Building New Foundations in Housing Microfinance: European Microfinance Award 2017 summary

The latest European Dialogue published by the European Microfinance Platform presents the picture of the trends and some of the most interesting initiatives underway in the housing microfinance sector that were submitted for the European Microfinance Award 2017. MFC staff: Katarzyna Pawlak and Ewa Bańkowska, had a privilege to be part of the award process as expert consultants. The publication is the compilation of the ...

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MFC Signed Strategic Partnership with Country Associations: AMA, AMFOK and UCORA

MFC’s Partnership Programme for Country Associations is a new initiative that is expected to move the cooperation with country level microfinance networks to a new, strategic level.  This week next 3 Associations joined the Programme: AMFOK (Kazakhstan), AMA (Albania) and UCORA (Armenia). Association of Legal Entities “Association of microfinance organizations of Kazakhstan (AMFOK)” is non-profit organization that aims to strengthen and promote the interests of its ...

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