Tag Archives: EU Microfinance

Social Innovation Hackathon – EU Commission Calls for Challenge Owners (deadline 18 May)

  We want to help you solve your circular economy challenges! Business4Change is a 2-day Hackathon and initiative of the European Commission to be held on 16-17 November in Brussels, Belgium. The focus of the Hackathon is to help businesses like yours with their transition to the circular economy. Teams of young innovators will use social innovation and new business models ...

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Join the EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar on Microfinance Regulation in Europe

The webinar, taking place on 19 March, will focus on microfinance regulation across Europe. Title: Microcredit regulation: main trends and implications for MFIs in Europe Date: 19 March, 11:00-12:00 CET Language: English Registration: Register here This webinar will provide an overview of the different legal contexts within which non-bank microfinance institutions (MFIs) are allowed to operate in their respective markets, highlighting ...

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MFC at EaSI Technical Assistance for Microfinance Workshop on the role of Regional Microfinance Associations in Romania

The European Union is offering a microfinance workshop under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme, taking place at Hotel Mercure Bucharest, Romania, on 12 March 2020. This is a follow-up workshop to another event organised in cooperation with the Romanian Microfinance Association, which took place in November 2019 and focused on a study [read :Benchmarking Microfinance in Romania, 2016-2018] Topic: The role ...

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Nine microfinance institutions awarded under the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision

On 13 February 2020, nine microfinance institutions were awarded the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision, a quality label that promotes best practices within the microfinance sector. At the first Code Steering Group meeting of the year, nine more microfinance institutions were awarded the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision (the “Code”). The Code provides a common set ...

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European Summit on Social Economy on 26 -27 November 2020

The European Commission and the City of Mannheim will jointly hold a European Summit on Social Economy on 26 -27 November 2020.  The aim is to strengthen the social economy in Europe, and harness its contribution to economic development, social inclusion as well as green and digital transitions. This will be discussed from three perspectives: Digitalisation of the Social Economy, ...

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LETS SAVEE

LEarning, Teaming up and Saving – SAVing groups for Employabiliy and Empowerment, in other words LETS SAVEE, is a new project which MFC is coordinating. The project aims at exploring the potential of saving groups in the European countries context, for improving low income and marginalized group entrepreneurial skills and access to finance. In the current European context, poverty and ...

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EU Funding Toolkit – a Very Useful Resource on EU Funding Programmes by Euclid Network

Euclid Network in cooperation with EC prepared a very handy toolkit about all of the EU funding programmes. It can be very useful for all of the MFI’s, social enterprises, start-ups, institutions helping migrants You can find there the Overview on EU funding instruments: EaSI, COSME, ESF, Interreg Europe, Erasmus+, LIFE and Horizon 2020. If your institution is searching for ...

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The European Microfinance Programme – Recruitment Has Started!

The European Microfinance Programme (EMP) is pleased to inform you that its recruitment campaign for academic year 2020-2021 has started. The full programme and the application file are downloadable from the EMP website: www.europeanmicrofinanceprogram.org. Launched in 2005, the EMP is co-organized by three universities: Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Université de Mons (UMONS) and Université Paris-Dauphine and four NGO partners: ...

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Social Innovation Tournament Organized by European Investment Bank Institute (deadline 4th March)

This year’s Social Innovation Tournament will take place on 8 October, in Lisbon, Portugal. The Social Innovation Tournament recognises and supports the best European social entrepreneurs. It promotes innovative ideas and rewards initiatives that contribute to creating social, ethical or environmental impact.  Typically, it covers projects in the areas of education, healthcare, the environment, circular economy, inclusion, job creation, ageing ...

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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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