Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship

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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Microfinance Centre at LendIt Fintech- September 2019, London

You may have thought finance and technology are not female domains. We want to prove you it’s changing and that the microfinance sector is a pioneer in women employment. We encourage you to read our short note from LendIt Fintech summit in London, attended by Katarzyna Pawlak and Aleksandra Karabon from MFC. Katarzyna Pawlak  Microfinance Centre’s Deputy Director has discussed ...

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Join EMEN Annual Event: Innovative Financing Solutions for Migrant Entrepreneurs

Date:  20 June 2019 Location:  the Hague, the Netherlands Event website: EMEN Download Agenda Registration An event without long speeches… instead brief, thought provoking talks, a thriving market where innovations are shown, pitches, interactive workshops, debates, and inspiring encounters. With others exploring how best access to finance for migrant entrepreneurs can be ensures. Will that be by focused information, new teaching methods, by ...

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MAGNET: Join Networking and Sharing on Migrant Entrepreneurship

Are you interested in the topic of migrant entrepreneurship? Do you wonder if there are opportunities to support migrants’ businesses and what are the best practices? Join the Network for Migrant Entrepreneurship Support! The network aims at gathering European stakeholders active or interested in supporting entrepreneurial migrants. Microfinance Centre, together with other partners from MAGNET consortium  actively facilitate knowledge and experience sharing, advocacy and ...

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Call for proposals: Entrepreneurial capacity building for young migrants

Organiser: European Commission Deadline: 24.05.2018  Budget: €2,225,000 Eligible applicants: established in one of the 28 EU countries The overall objective of this call is to support the creation, the improvement and the wider distribution of support schemes for migrant entrepreneurs. This call will identify potential entrepreneurs among migrants and raise awareness about entrepreneurship within migrant communities. Specifically, the focus is on: Training courses (e.g. on entrepreneurship, business ...

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Albanian Microfinance: 25 Years in the Service of Free Entrepreneurship

The Albanian Microfinance Association (AMA) brings together the most consolidated Albanian MFIs with an outstanding loan portfolio of approximately USD 120 million and a client outreach of over 61,000. With a current GDP per capita of USD 4,146 and 45% of its population living in rural areas, Albania shows a strong demand for microfinance products. Most of Albanian MFIs follow a socially-responsible ...

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Policy Papers 2009-2016

  MFC Policy Paper No.5: Demystifying the role of microfinance in job creation The paper discusses the role of microfinance in job creation through self-employment and microenterprise. Despite high expectations, in general microenterprises have a limited however socially important contribution to job creation. It is necessary to distinguish between growth-oriented young firms that have a potential to create jobs and ...

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Latest developments in entrepreneurship education in the EU

The recent “Entrepreneurship Education at School in Europe” report, published by the European Commission, provides an overview of the variations in understanding of the concept of “entrepreneurship education” across EU member states. Although the definition recommended by the European Commission sees entrepreneurship education as one of the European Key Competences,[1] not all member states have adopted this approach. The European ...

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