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EaSI Technical Assistance Study Visit to ADIE – Network Development and Relationship Management

The visit will take place in Paris, France on 13-14 November 2019. The European Union is offering a study visit under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme offered to European microfinance institutions, to visit ADIE, a microcredit provider operating in France. This study visit is organised as a follow-up to multiple requests after the 2019 EMN Annual Conference, coming from European microfinance institutions that ...

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Join the Third EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar From the Series on Green Finance at Microfinance Institutions

A webinar on Green Finance Products will take place on 14 November from 11:00-12:00 CET and will offer learnings relevant for microfinance institutions in Europe on how to promote environmentally friendly practices through offering green finance products to their clients. © RachenArt / Shutterstock This is the third session of the Green Finance at Microfinance Institutions webinar series, which aims to ...

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New EaSI Fund Launched

The new fund called EaSI Funded Instrument has been launched with a loan fund of €200 million to boost the lending capacity of microfinance institutions and social enterprise lenders in Europe. The EaSI Funded Instrument provides senior and subordinated loans to microfinance institutions and social enterprise lenders to boost on-lending to micro-enterprises and social enterprises. In order to support job creation and social inclusion, the EaSI ...

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Roundtable in Belgrade – TV interview with Grzegorz Galusek, MFC Executive Director

    The meeting in Belgrade gathered representatives of Serbian government and Chamber of Commerce, European Commission, European Investment Fund and many microfinance practitioners and other stakeholders involved. It was supported and facilitated by Microfinance Centre. The aim was to find solutions to improve the regulatory and legal infrastructure in order to assure Serbian financial sector becomes more inclusive. Watch ...

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Awards and Announcements – Brussels Event of the European Microfinance Day #2019EMD

17 October 2019 was a special day for European microfinance. Organized jointly by Microfinance Centre and European Microfinance Network, Brussels Event gathered representatives of microfinance institutions’ and associations, who urge to constantly improve their services. This perpetual will for championing, keeping up with change and meeting the standards paid off: members of both MFC and EMN were awarded with European ...

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#DigLitBootcamp: Recruitment and monitoring of IT contractors

Recruitment and monitoring of IT contractors (30/10/2019) In this session, we  look deeper into tricks and tips on how to select the right service provider and how to follow up on their work. Which hard and soft criteria do you need to take into account during your selection process and how can you communicate in a clear way with the ...

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EC: Sustainability of Practices, Policies and Organisations when EaSI Funding Ends

Over 150 project beneficiaries, programme managers from both the European Commission and the EU Member States as well as other key players got together in Brussels on 30 September to talk about the sustainability of the projects financed under the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme. This was the first EaSI  annual conference coming at the time when EaSI projects have been ...

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Workshops at the Ethical and Solidarity Finance Forum in Portugal – EaSI TA for Microfinance

The European Commission offers three EaSI Technical Assistance workshops during the fourth edition of the Ethical and Solidarity Finance Forum on 7-8 November 2019. The Forum will take place in Ponta Delgada, on the São Miguel Island in the Azores, on the premises of the Regional Laboratory of Civil Engineering. The EaSI Technical Assistance for Microfinance workshops will focus on ...

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European Commission Invites You to Join the Second EaSI Technical Assistance for Microfinance Webinar of the Series on Green Finance

After a successful first webinar introducing the topic of Green Finance and its relevance for microfinance institutions in Europe, a second webinar of the series will take place on 16 October. It will present learnings from a case study on greening MFIs. © RachenArt / Shutterstock This is the second session from the “Green Finance at Microfinance Institutions” webinar series, ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar Series on Green Finance at Microfinance Institutions

The EU is organising a four-part webinar series between 26 September and 4 December on the implications of climate change for the financial sector. The EU is holding a series of four webinars under the umbrella of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) to help European microfinance institutions better understand the implications, opportunities and challenges of climate change ...

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