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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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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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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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More than EUR 1 billion has been mobilised to support over 100,000 micro-entrepreneurs in 23 EU member states

Source: EC – Audiovisual Service More than EUR 1 billion has been mobilised to support over 100,000 micro-entrepreneurs in 23 EU member states under the Progress Microfinance and the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programmes. Target borrowers of this cooperation between the European Investment Fund (EIF), the European Commission, and microfinance providers include unemployed micro-entrepreneurs, young self-employed, minority groups, women rural ...

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