Tag Archives: EaSI

Assessing the European market of Microfinance

The study Assessing the European market potential of business microcredit and the associated funding needs of non-bank MFIs depict a huge potential demand for small business loans across the EU-28 members states and the dynamism of a sector that needs adequate support to ensure a wider outreach to the underserved to deliver on its mandate to improve social and financial ...

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Boost of €100 million for microfinance and social enterprises in Europe

The EU’s financing programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) will receive an additional €100 million for its Guarantee scheme from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the core of the Investment Plan for Europe. The financial support comes on top of the original EaSI Guarantee instrument worth €96 million, for a combined overall investment of €196 million. In ...

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Read the 4th EaSI TA Project Newsletter!

PDF version Dear Readers, This is our last project newsletter for the year and before we give you a summary of the most important points covered below, we would like to take some time to express our gratitude for all new partnerships, which allowed us to work with you to benefit your institution, your clients, and the whole microfinance sector ...

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Watch and listen again to recent Webinars!

Microfinance & Business start-ups: Review of the current practice in Europe   Mikfrofinans Norge microfinance precedent Watch WebEx recordings. Download the WebEx player first! Presentation in PDF Implementing the European Code of Good Conduct – practitioners experience Presentation in PDF   Delivering Financial Capability: A Look at Business Approaches This webinar was organised as part of the celebrations of the ...

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EaSI TA Newsletter: Enjoy your reading!

Dear Readers, On behalf of the EaSI TA project team, we would like to congratulate you on the 3rd European Microfinance Day, which was officially held last month on 20 October! Our third project newsletter also brings you key updates from the different initiatives under the EaSI TA project. We are pleased to share that more organisations have been certified as compliant ...

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Case studies

Supporting “generation start-up”: Opportunities for Montenegro This case note presents our research findings and analysis on the start-up enterprise landscape in Montenegro. This research was designed to identify current good practice among financial services providers and international organizations serving start-ups; understand the future potential role of microfinance vis-a-vis start-ups, and propose concrete and practical steps to bring about more support for start-ups. ...

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Want to know more about microfinance in Europe? Ask the EaSI Helpdesk TODAY

Ask your first question   WHO CAN USE THE HELPDESK? Any institution or individual that would like to know more about microfinance in Europe can use the Helpdesk. It’s particularly relevant to microfinance and guarantee-granting institutions, public and private banks, local and regional authorities, networks, business incubators, research centres and potential clients. WHAT KINDS OF QUESTIONS CAN YOU ASK? The Helpdesk will provide tailored answers, within the ...

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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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Winners of the third annual Financial Inclusion Ambassador Award!

In 2017, we announced the winner of our third annual Financial Inclusion Ambassador Award, to recognize members and partners for their financial inclusion advocacy work. This year, we awarded organizations that significantly contributed to promotion or advocacy for financial inclusion at a national and regional level. Specifically, we looked for organizations that engaged in a dialogue that led to a ...

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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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