Tag Archives: EU Microfinance

EU Commission Announces Action Plan for Social Economy

The Commission presents a Communication on building a strong social Europe for just transitions. It sets out how social policy will help deliver on the challenges and opportunities of today, proposing action at EU level for the months to come, and seeking feedback on further action at all levels in the area of employment and social rights. Already today the ...

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A Recipe Book for Social Finance Published

European Commission publiished the second edition of the Recipe book for social finance. This is a practical guide for developing financial instruments and finance markets for social enterprise. It is designed to serve primarily social enterprise finance practitioners (investors, intermediaries and support organisations), but it could also be of interest to social enterprises and to policy makers that wish to ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar on the Regulations of the Financial Conduct Authority

On 13 January, the European Union is offering a webinar for microfinance institutions (MFI) interested in improving their organisational culture and conduct and aligning to the regulations of the Financial Conduct Authority. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has replaced one of its standards – the Approved Persons Regime (APR) with a Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) affecting all financial institutions regulated ...

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Joint Statement: Social Enterprises as an Integral Part of the Fair, Green and Circular Transition in Europe

Every day in Europe, 2.8 million social economy enterprises employing some 19.1 million people are dedicated to solving societal challenges whilst running a sustainable business. All in all, this accounts for some 6.3% of the total paid workforce in Europe. Unlike traditional businesses, social enterprises create revenues and profits that are directly re-invested into up-skilling, innovative jobs and training opportunities. ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance: Peer-to-peer Training on How Microfinance Institutions Can Better Serve Vulnerable Groups With Volunteers

The EU is offering a peer-to-peer training under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme to selected European microfinance institutions, as well as other microcredit providers from Europe to visit MonteCredit, a microfinance institution operating for more than 20 years in Montenegro as a subsidiary of VisionFund. The training will take place at the premises of the hosting organisation in Podgorica, Montenegro ...

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Join the Easi Technical Assistance Webinar on How to Use Digital Financial Solutions to Enhance Financial Inclusion

The European Union is offering a webinar on how microfinance institutions in Europe can use digital financial solutions to enhance financial inclusion, under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). It is organized by European Microfinance Network. Register for this webinar © sdecoret / Shutterstock The EaSI Technical Assistance webinar will take place on 3 December. This first session of ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance Study Visit to Qredits – an IT-driven Microfinance Business Model for Sustainable Growth

The European Union is offering a study visit under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme to visit Qredits, a microcredit provider operating in the Netherlands. The visit will take place on the premises of the hosting organization in Almelo, the Netherlands on 25 November 2019. This is a second edition of the visit that was already offered to beneficiaries of the ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance Investment Readiness Training to Italian Microfinance Institutions

The European Union is offering a two-day investment readiness training in Milan, Italy, on 25-26 November 2019 under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme offered to microfinance institutions that have been selected as programme beneficiaries. This is a training tailored to the needs of small Italian microfinance institutions who need support to help match investor expectations with their needs. The key ...

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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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