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EaSI TA Workshop in Albania: Applying for and Contracting EaSI Financial Instruments for MFIs

Date: 13 December 2018, Tirana, Albania Topic: Applying for and Contracting EaSI Financial Instruments for Microfinance Institutions The Microfinance Centre in cooperation with the Albanian Microfinance Association is pleased to announce an upcoming event “Applying for and Contracting EaSI Financial Instruments for Microfinance Institutions”, which will take place in Tirana, Albania on 13 December 2018. The event is organised on the ...

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Mapping the Future of the Albanian Microfinance Sector

The Albanian Microfinance Association is teaming up with the MFC to map a vision of the role microfinance can play in the future development of Albania and continue the series of workshops for the Albanian National Working Group on microfinance. The establishment of the Working Group is a part of the MFC’s initiative to support dialogue between local actors involved in microfinance and financially ...

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MFC Continues Organising Country Meetings on Financial Inclusion

This autumn, the MFC is heading back out on the road to convene country meetings to discuss with partners the latest in microfinance and financial inclusion. This includes: EaSI TA program, EaSI financial instruments, our new digitalization strategy, research on the sector, important events, communication with the European Commission. Upcoming meetings include: Poland: We’re talking to the Polish Union of Loan Funds ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance for Microfinance entering a new phase

The European Commission will directly manage the EaSI Technical Assistance, working closely with Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (the leader of the Consortium with the MFC and the EMN) and MicroFinanza Rating. Building a more inclusive and fairer Union is a key priority for the European Commission, which has recognised the potential of microfinance and social enterprises to foster job creation, inclusive entrepreneurship ...

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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 ...

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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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