NEWS

Borrow Wisely Campaign 2019

The sixth annual Borrow Wisely! Campaign will take place in October 2019. Borrow Wisely! is an annual international campaign promoting global client protection standards through borrowers education. As with previous years, MFC and partner organisations will be delivering key messages about how to borrow money safely, harnessing the positive power of loans and avoiding the pitfalls of too much debt. Read ...

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Public Consultation on European Social Fund Support to Social Inclusion

The Commission has launched a 12-week public consultation to evaluate the support to social inclusion by the European Social Fund in the 2014-2018 period. This evaluation will assess: how the European Social Fund (ESF) promotes social inclusion (integrating disadvantaged people into society and ensuring fairer life opportunities for all) and how it combats poverty/discrimination; structural reforms; the visibility, usefulness, relevance, value for ...

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European Crowdfunding Network invites to the eight ECN Crowdfunding Convention

The 8th ECN Crowdfunding Convention (24-25 October) will explore the future of crowdfunding within a harmonised European market, looking at technological advances, market consolidation and requirements for up- and down-scaling. We will seek open discourse elaborating strategies, best practices and failure. This year, following the discussions on – and near finalisation of – the “European Crowdfunding Service Providers (ECSP) for business ...

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EC: Sustainability of Practices, Policies and Organisations when EaSI Funding Ends

Over 150 project beneficiaries, programme managers from both the European Commission and the EU Member States as well as other key players got together in Brussels on 30 September to talk about the sustainability of the projects financed under the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme. This was the first EaSI  annual conference coming at the time when EaSI projects have been ...

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The Future of Work in Rural Economies by International Labour Organization, Turin, 9-20 December

Global Commission on the Future of Work. International Labour Office is organizing an Academy on rural development.  This new edition of the Academy covers a wide variety of topics related to the promotion of decent work in the rural economy in the context of the future of work. The Academy stimulates sharing of experiences on the latest approaches, initiatives and ...

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CFI: A Conversation about the Handbook on Consumer Protection for Inclusive Finance

The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion and DLA Piper/New Perimeter are pleased to launch updated and revised guidance for financial consumer protection regulators tackling the risks and opportunities introduced by digital financial services. The Handbook on Consumer Protection for Inclusive Finance, a joint project between experts at the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion and DLA Piper/New Perimeter, presents ...

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#DigLit Bootcamp: Sprint approach: Agile mindset and the Scrum framework

Sprint approach: Agile mindset and the Scrum framework January 2020 Agile and Scrum are the new buzzwords. But how do you implement them within small development groups. During this workshop we will focus on the features of Scrum that have been useful for microStart, even when we collaborate with only 1 or 2 developers. Furthermore we will focus on some ...

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#DigLitBootcamp: 7 things you need to know about mobile apps development

7 things you need to know about mobile apps development 12 November, 11:00-12:00 (Warsaw/Amsterdam/Sarajevo) WATCH THE WEBINAR – see below! Using examples of mobile apps created by itCraft, the presenter will discuss the success and failure factors, technical and legal issues and payment systems. He will share how to assess the strengths and weaknesses of certain ideas, and what initial assumptions and ...

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#DigLitBootcamp – Webinar Library

Opportunities and enablers of digitalisation for microfinance institutions (19/12/2018) Download webinar recording (audio) To help all interested European microfinance institutions understand better how to position themselves in the digital space, the European Commission sponsored a webinar organised under the umbrella of the EaSI Technical Assistance for Microfinance programme and hosted by the Microfinance Centre (MFC). Being present online is a must ...

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Workshops at the Ethical and Solidarity Finance Forum in Portugal – EaSI TA for Microfinance

The European Commission offers three EaSI Technical Assistance workshops during the fourth edition of the Ethical and Solidarity Finance Forum on 7-8 November 2019. The Forum will take place in Ponta Delgada, on the São Miguel Island in the Azores, on the premises of the Regional Laboratory of Civil Engineering. The EaSI Technical Assistance for Microfinance workshops will focus on ...

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