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Call for Expressions of Interest: EaSI Technical Assistance for Social Enterprise Finance Providers

Social enterprise finance providers can now apply for technical assistance services under the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme! To build the emerging European social enterprise finance sector and to facilitate access to EaSI financial instruments, the European Commission is extending the scope for the provision of EaSI technical assistance – which previously focused only on microcredit providers – to cover also ...

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Migrant Entrepreneurship Support: Access to Finance Conference Outputs

      More than 70 practitioners took part in the conference “Migrant Entrepreneurship Support: Access to Finance” held on April 3-4, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The conference was organized jointly by two European Consortia: M-Up and MAGNET. As a member of the MAGNET Consortium, MFC was responsible for shaping the agenda of the event, facilitating workshops and speaking on fintechs ...

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Join “EU Funding for Microfinance: Latest News” Workshop at MFC Annual Conference 2019

Calling all microfinnace institutions in the Eropean Union! Representatives from the European Commission (EC), the European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Consortium of the Frankfurt School, the Microfinance Centre and the European Microfinance Network will provide important updates on the programmes and instruments that support microfinance practitioners in the EU during the workshop “EU Funding for Microfinance: Latest News” at the ...

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Towards Inclusive, Safe and Sustainable Financial Services for Consumers

Finance Watch publishes its blueprint on retail financial services with an assessment of the current market failures and key priorities for the next European Commission. In its blueprint the public interest NGO Finance Watch suggests key priorities for the next European Commission to ensure inclusive, safe and sustainable financial services for consumers. Download the blueprint (pdf, 4 pages) A well-functioning ...

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Frankfurt School’s Development Finance e-Campus Programmes Discounted for MFC Members

Registrations for the March 2019 intake of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management development finance certification courses are extended and discounted for MFC members! Development Finance plays a key role in alleviating people from poverty. With 25 years of work experience in this sector, Frankfurt School shares this experience with you via the FSDF e-Campus, which provides excellent and internationally accredited online Certified ...

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CEO FORUM Highlights 2019: Ideas Sharing, Peer Learning Workshops, Webinars and More

The CEO FORUM is a global professional and business networking opportunity for senior executives from the microfinance sector to share the experiences and learn from their peers in a relaxed and trustful environment. CEO FORUM is our prime programme for the  MFC Network CEOs. This year the CEO FORUM welcomes its new sponsor, the European Investment Bank Institute in Luxembourg which ...

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MFC Member Software Group with an Innovation Award from the European Investment Bank

Software Group, the MFC member from Bulgaria, was recognized as one of the most innovative tech companies in Europe by the European Investment Bank (EIB). The company received an Innovation Award during the 2nd annual EIB Venture Summit in Luxembourg. Software Group was selected due to its constant work for driving innovation through providing cutting-edge digital solutions in the financial sector. The EIB’s ...

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Call for Tenders: Study on the Impact of the European Commission’s Social Business Initiative (SBI) and its Follow-up Action

The purpose of the present study is to provide the European Commission services with a comprehensive, evidence-based analysis of the impact of SBI on the development of social enterprises/social economy and their operating environments both at national and EU level. The impact should be measured against the key objective of the policy initiatives pursued since the SBI: creating enabling conditions ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance Workshop on Refugee and Migrant Finance and Support in Europe

Date: April 9, 2019 Location: Istanbul, Turkey Registration The European Commission is sponsoring a one-day microfinance workshop under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme for microfinance titled: “Refugee/Migrant Finance and Support – Where Do We Stand?”. The event will bring together international and local microfinance experts, experts on integration of refugees, industry and government representatives, as well as other stakeholders for three ...

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Galt&Taggart Has Successfully Issued Crystal’s GEL 15 Million Corporate Bonds

Galt&Taggart announced the issuance of GEL 15 million corporate bonds by Crystal (MFC member), financial inclusion organization, which mature on March 2021. The annual coupon rate has been set at 4% over the National Bank of Georgia’s monetary policy (refinancing) rate. Crystal is the first non-banking financial institution in Georgia and the region, which was assigned a credit rating ‘B’/Stable ...

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