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EaSI Technical Assistance for Social Enterprise Finance

Social enterprises contribute to the European policy in the area of employment and social inclusion and are particularly relevant for the implementation of the rights and principles expressed in the European Pillar for Social Rights. The European Commission recognised the potential of social enterprises for innovation and their positive impact on the economy and society at large in its Social Business Initiative and Start-up and ...

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Complete the 2019 e-MPF Financial Inclusion Trends Survey

Last summer, the European Microfinance Platform launched its first annual survey of financial inclusion trends – the results from which were produced in the Financial Inclusion Compass 2018. The survey provided an invaluable opportunity to gauge attitudes and perspectives on various current (and predicted) sector trends, to ‘take the pulse’ of the sector by those working within it, and over time, to compare ...

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Investor’s Fair in Azerbaijan: “Microfinance at the Crossroad: Sustainable Development in the Digital Era”

Date:  October 4,  2019 Location: Baku, Azerbaijan Topic: Microfinance at the crossroad: sustainable development in the digital era Organisator: Azerbaijan Microfinance Association (AMFA) On October 4th 2019 Azerbaijan Microfinance Association (AMFA) will be organising its  biggest event of the year – Investor’s Fair “Microfinance at the crossroad: sustainable development in the digital era” for microfinance industry, that is usually attended by many ...

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Watch the Webinar: What Digital Products and Services Are Your Clients Ready for?

Has your MFI been asking itself these questions? How can we reach out more clients online? How can we increase sales through online channels? What additional business services can we offer to clients online? How can we improve our internal efficiency? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these—join us for a watch the webinar recoding (webinar held  on 9 ...

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European Microcredit Whitepaper

Download the publication Together with Adie (Association pour le Droit à l’Initiative Économique) and the European Microfinance Network (EMN), Paris EUROPLACE has published a whitepaper on microfinance. Subtitled “Unlocking the potential of microcredit for a more inclusive and dynamic Europe”, this paper summarises the current situation and the potential developments for microfinance, and initiates the reflexion on how to untap its potential at ...

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The Social Economy Missions Call for Proposals

In February 2018, the European Commission launched the European Social Economy Regions (ESER) pilot, in order to raise awareness and foster networking among social economy stakeholders at regional and local levels. This successful initiative has attracted more than 80 regions and cities to the 2018 and 2019 editions of ESER. The Social Economy Missions Call for Proposals follows up on the ESER 2018 pilot and reflects ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance Call for Microcredit Providers is Open! MFIs, Banks, Fintechs & More Can Apply Now

European microcredit providers can now apply for technical assistance services under the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme. The European Commission has opened a new Call for Expression of Interest for EaSI Technical Assistance services with the goal of selecting microfinance providers interested in improving their operational capacity in order to disburse even more microcredits and microloans to vulnerable groups ...

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Call for Microfinance Institutions to Test the New Research Tools for Evaluation of Clients’ Digital Readiness

Have you been asking: How you can reach more clients online? How you can increase sales through online channels? What additional business services you can offer clients online? How you can improve your internal efficiency? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these, a partnership with the MFC will offers you the tools you need to find the answer! MFIs ...

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North Macedonia: “Readiness for Digitalization in Microfinance – Challenges and Trends in the Region” Forum Summary

  On May 12/13, 2019, in  Ohrid, North Macedonia the Alliance of Microfinance Organizations and the USAID’ Microfinance Innovation and Inclusion Project hosted the fourth regional microfinance forum “Readiness for digitalization in microfinance – Challenges and trends in the region”. The forum was attended by 48 CEOs and officers from different departments from 18 microfinance organizations from North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, ...

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Calling Marketing Staff in MFIs: Join Our First Series of Virtual Coaching and Peer-Mentoring Sessions

WHAT IS IT? You are invited to join a series of several monthly two-hour online sessions with an exclusive group of your peers, moderated by MFC staff, for the period between September and December 2019 (maximum 6 sessions). Additionally, you’ll receive one-on-one mentoring from a volunteer peer or coaching sessions by MFC staff. Throughout this series we’ll discuss key marketing issues ...

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