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

“[The programme] really helps put things in perspective, gives you a chance to exchange ideas and different challenges in the work place with peers from different countries.” –Previous series participant WHAT IS IT? You are invited to join a series of six monthly two-hour online sessions with an exclusive group of your peers, moderated by MFC staff, starting in July ...

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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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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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Apply for New EIBURS Research Grant “Building the Future of Inclusive Finance: the Role of Fintechs and Digitalisation”

The EIB Institute is launching a new EIBURS sponsorship on the following topic: “Building the future of inclusive finance: the role of Fintechs and digitalisation” Research proposals should contain a strategy to address the following elements: i) the disruptive potential of technological and financial innovation ii) the use of financial innovations (Fintechs) in the inclusive finance sector iii) evidence on the ...

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Social Innovation Tournament: 2 Weeks Left to Apply

The Social Innovation Tournament promotes the generation of innovative ideas that create social and environmental impact, covering projects in a wide range of fields – from education, healthcare and job creation, to new technologies, new systems and new processes. All projects compete for the General Category and Special Category 1st and 2nd Prizes of EUR 50 000 and EUR 20 000 respectively. ...

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Partner Microcredit Foundation Announces Call for Board of Directors Nominations

MFC Member, PARTNER Microcredit Foundation from Bosnia and Herzegovina announces the call for the selection and appointment of members of the Board of Directors. Partner MCF is a microcredit foundation established by international organization “Mercy Corps” seated in the USA, which started the business as the Department for Economic Development within „Mercy Corps“ in April 1997 when the first credits were issued. ...

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EaSI programme: EU launches EUR 1 million BDS Pilot to support financial and social inclusion of migrants and refugees

One of the key objectives of the EaSI programme is to stimulate the financial and social inclusion of borrowers wishing to set-up or develop their micro-enterprises and who may have limited or no access to the conventional credit market. To this end, under the EaSI Microfinance Guarantee, the offering of non-financial support in the form of business development services (“BDS”) as a complement to ...

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Call for proposals on transaction cost support in the area of social finance now open

  A call for proposals on transaction cost support in the area of social enterprise finance under the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme is aimed at financial intermediaries that undertake long-term risk capital investments of less than EUR 500 000 in the form of equity, quasi-equity or hybrid financing to social enterprises in the EaSI participating countries. The grant ...

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Call for Proposals on the Integration of Third-Country Nationals in the European Union

The European Commission has published a call for proposals for € 16.2 million to support the Integration of third-country nationals in the European Union member states. This call is part of the activities foreseen in the Annual Work Programme 2018 for the Asylum Migration Integration Fund. The call has five priorities: – Priority 1: Local and regional networks for the ...

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