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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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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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#EaSITA Dołącz do nas 23 marca 2017 r. w Warszawie!

Fundacja Microfinance Centre (MFC), Polski Związek Funduszy Pożyczkowych (PZFP) oraz Krajowy Punkt Kontaktowy ds. Instrumentów Finansowych Programów Unii Europejskiej mają zaszczyt zaprosić na warsztat „Unijne narzędzia wsparcia finansowego i technicznego dla funduszy pożyczkowych w Polsce”. Warsztat odbędzie się 23 marca 2017 roku w Warszawie. Warsztat jest bezpłatny, zorganizowany dzięki wsparciu unijnego programu fi-compass. Pytania prosimy kierować do Pani Aldony Rutkowskiej  

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First European microfinance institution certified under the European Code of Good Conduct

Europe’s first microcredit provider (MCP) to receive certification for compliance with the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision (referred to as ‘the Code’) is the Dutch firm Qredits. Qredits was founded as a non-profit organisation in 2009 to assist the social and financial inclusion of micro-entrepreneurs in the Netherlands. Elwin Groenevelt, the General Director of Qredits welcomed this certification ...

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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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Watch and listen again to recent Webinars!

Watch WebEx recordings. Download the WebEx player first! The Microfinance Sector in Europe: Converging path in Eastern and Western European Microfinance || Main findings from the Survey of EMN-MFC Members 2014-2015 Want to listen again? Click here. Want to see the presentation? Click here   Mikrofinanse w Europie: wyniki badania instytucji członkowskich EMN i MFC  Listen again in Polish! Want to ...

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Case studies

Supporting “generation start-up”: Opportunities for Hungarian MFIs This case note presents our initial research findings and analysis on the start-up enterprise landscape in Europe (in particular:Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria). This initial exploratory research was designed to identify current good practice among microfinance service providers serving start-ups; understand the future potential role of microfinance vis-a-vis start-ups; and propose concrete and practical ...

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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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Microfinance & the start-up sector: Romania visit || Read our new case studies!

In early October, MFC staff visited Romania to meet with a range of stakeholders (including MFC members Vitas and GoodBee) to discuss how the microfinance sector currently supports start-up businesses, what challenges the sector faces in that work and the opportunities to expand that support in future. Among key issues and ideas we heard was the fact that 1) the ...

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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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