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The EaSI Helpdesk on Microfinance is Live

The European Commission in the frame of its Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) Programme has launched a fully renovated Helpdesk, which will assist all institutions and individuals interested in European microfinance. The service is addressed to microfinance and guarantee granting institutions, public and private banks, local and regional authorities, networks, business incubators, research centres and potential clients from EU Member ...

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Find the latest news on the European Code of Good Conduct!

The pilot phase testing the European Code of Good Conduct for microcredit provision with some microcredit providers has come to an end in April 2017. This test phase has allowed some conclusions to be drawn in order to better meet the needs of the microcredit market in Europe. Revision of the APR clause: The networks have voiced some concerns about ...

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Read the first EaSI TA Newsletter NOW!

  Dear Readers, Our first project newsletter introduces EaSI TA’s key achievements since the project’s start and announces project updates and future events. In particular, we are pleased to share that the EaSI TA’s second Call for Expression of interest is still open. Eligible institutions can apply by May 19, 2017. The Call for Expression of interest with all annexes ...

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EaSI TA 2nd Call for Expression of Interest. Deadline: May 19

  Are you a microcredit provider (greenfield microfinance institution, non-bank microcredit provider, guarantee-granting institution on a licensed bank)? Do you operate in one of the EU Member States, Albania, FYROM, Iceland, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia or Turkey? Apply now for the 2nd EaSI TA Call. Deadline: May 19, 2017 The second EaSI TA Call is also open to MCPs that have previously applied ...

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#MFC2017 Join peer CEOs from MFC Network (free of charge for MFC Members)!

The forum brings CEOs (26-27 May, Sarajevo)  to allow peer sharing as well as interaction with today’s high-level experts in organizational strategy and performance. We will welcome Andy Fleming from Way to Grow (USA) to discuss “culture as strategy” approach as well as David Collis from Harvard Business School (USA) on crafting a meaningful strategy. If you are interested in ...

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#MFC2017 Study Visit! Hurry up & reserve your place!

  Visit to HDI Company and Lukomir Hurry up and reserve your place on time for this fantastic study tour. The number of participants is limited. In addition to visiting picturesque Lukomir, the most remote village in B&H, as well as the local producer of solar panels, all participants will have a lunch. The lunch is included in the price ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance is open for applications – find out how to apply!

If your institution is a microcredit provider (greenfield microfinance institution, non-bank microcredit provider, guarantee granting institution on a licensed bank) operating in one of the 28 EU Member States, Albania, FYROM, Iceland, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia or Turkey, you can apply as soon as possible for the 2nd EaSI TA Call, no later than May 19th, 2017. The second EaSI TA ...

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EaSI: Find out more about instruments & activities for financial intermediaries!

            We are pleased to share with you the new brochure about the instruments and activities that are available for financial intermediaries under the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme*. Download the brochure in English, French & German.   *The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme aims at promoting social inclusion, combating poverty and improving ...

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Breaking news! EIF and European Commission launch new capacity building initiative for micro-credit and social finance providers!

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the European Commission are announcing a new initiative to help micro-credit and social enterprise finance providers develop their businesses under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). The new “EaSI Capacity Building Investments Window” will reinforce the capacity of selected financial intermediaries in the areas of microfinance and social enterprise finance. Through equity investments (such as seed financing, ...

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EaSI TA Workshop on EU Instruments for Microfinance in Bulgaria

The workshop took place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 10 November 2016. It was jointly hosted by the Bulgarian Association of Credit Cooperatives and Microfinance Organizations (BACCOM) and fi-compass. The event welcomed 34 practitioners from credit cooperatives and microfinance organizations, who discussed opportunities and obstacles within the Bulgarian microfinance sector. The speakers presented useful information regarding the EaSI Technical Assistance, EIF ...

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