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“Indicators to monitor over-indebtedness” working paper launched by the EFIN Working Group

The Working Paper “Indicators to monitor over-indebtedness” is a result of the work of the EFIN Working Group on Over-indebtedness coordinated by MFC. It proposes the indicators to monitor the current indebtedness levels, maps potential data sources and stresses the importance of good quality data. It also offers the ways forward to improve monitoring in the short-, medium- and long-term perspective. ...

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Microfinance in Europe: A Survey of EMN-MFC Members. Report 2014-2015

Press Release This seventh edition of the Report on microfinance in Europe provides an overview of the development of the sector in terms of the main institutional characteristics, the microloan portfolio, and the social and financial performance for the period 2014-2015. The Report is based on data collected through a survey which was carried out as a collaboration between the ...

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Call for Papers || European Microfinance Research Award 2017

The EMN is pleased to announce the re-launch of the European Microfinance Research Award on issues related to microfinance in the European Union and EFTA countries. Research papers exploring the potential and key role of financial education for citizen empowerment will be especially valued as well as those focusing on financial inclusion. Other subjects are equally welcome, e.g. those related ...

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Join us for a Webinar! Official Launch of Microfinance in Europe: Key Results from the EMN-MFC Survey Report 2014-2015!

6 December 2016 (12:00 PM – 12:40 PM CEST) The aim of the session is to present the key results of the Report “Microfinance in Europe: A Survey of EMN-MFC members” that will be released in December 2016. This seventh edition of the Report on microfinance in Europe provides an overview of the sector developments on the main institutional characteristics, ...

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Register Now! Over-Indebtedness: EU Initiatives to treat and prevent !

Personal Indebtedness in the EU 7 December 2016 (2:30 – 6:00 PM), Brussels, Belgium     PROGRAM     ONLINE REGISTRATION EFIN and Sylvie Goulard MEP, with the support of the ALDE group, organise a conference dedicated to the EU initiatives to tackle and prevent over-indebtedness. Organised at the EU Parliament, the conference will allow participants to learn more about the EU initiative ...

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#2016EMD: Main outputs from the Brussels event are now available!

Dear All, The Microfinance Centre and the European Microfinance Network are pleased to share with you the main outputs from the Brussels-based event which concluded the 2nd European Microfinance Day on 27th October 2016. Click on the following links to have access to: The full recording of the session The 3 videos from the members of both networks explaining what is meant ...

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More than EUR 1 billion has been mobilised to support over 100,000 micro-entrepreneurs in 23 EU member states

Source: EC – Audiovisual Service More than EUR 1 billion has been mobilised to support over 100,000 micro-entrepreneurs in 23 EU member states under the Progress Microfinance and the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programmes. Target borrowers of this cooperation between the European Investment Fund (EIF), the European Commission, and microfinance providers include unemployed micro-entrepreneurs, young self-employed, minority groups, women rural ...

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The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme – launch of a public consultation

The European Commission has launched a public consultation to evaluate the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). All stakeholders and participants or beneficiaries involved in the EaSI programme are welcome to provide feedback. The consultation on the Employment & Social Innovation Programme was extended until 25th January 2017! Please find more information here  Source: EC – Audiovisual Service

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#BWC2016: News from the field!

It’s been an exciting start to the campaign – and we wanted to share with you some of the highlights! What’s happening in the field? Over the last 2 weeks, our 21 partners have launched an impressive range of financial education activities. IMON (Tajikistan) staff reached a staggering 6,000 people in the first week alone! SIS Credit (Bulgaria) is teaming ...

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FINCA Bank Kyrgyzstan wins the first MFC Innovation Award!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of our first ever Innovation Award: FINCA Bank Kyrgyzstan. FINCA Bank will be awarded free Digital Field Application licenses and 20 tablets, generously provided by Software Group. MFC’s Innovation Award recognizes innovative projects that stand to significantly contribute to financial inclusion within the next two years. FINCA’s project proposal received highest scores by the ...

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