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EaSI TA Newsletter: Read the second edition!

  Dear Readers, Our second project newsletter brings you important milestones for the EaSI TA project: namely the successful completion of the Second Call for Expression of Interest, as well as the conclusion of the pilot phase of the EU Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision (“the Code”). We are pleased to share updates to the Code, as well as ...

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Microfinance Centre contributes to the latest EMN Magazine!

Microfinance Centre (MFC) contributes to the latest EMN Magazine – Microfinance and Financial Education: Evidences from Europe (May 2017). MFC has prepared five case studies showing different approaches of microfinance institutions to improve the financial capability of their current and prospective clients. The highlighted institutions focus on building capacity in various areas of financial management (personal finance or business finance management) provided through ...

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Microfinance CEO Summit in Sarajevo

Our third annual CEO Summit (part of our CEO Forum initiative) was held in Sarajevo this year, alongside our annual conference.  Discussion focused on the application and implications of fintech for microfinance, and novel approaches to engaging employees to create increased efficiency and talent retention. The Microfinance CEO Forum creates a unique space for collaboration, learning and sharing of best ...

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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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