Tag Archives: EU Microfinance

EIF and European Commission Launch New Covid-19 Measures Supporting Micro- and Social Enterprises Under the EaSI Guarantee Instrument

  Coronavirus: EIF and European Commission Launch New Covid-19 Measures Supporting Micro- and Social Enterprises Under the Eur 400m EaSI Guarantee Instrument Enhanced terms under the EaSI Guarantee Instrument to support micro- and social enterprises in response to COVID-19 Call for Expression of interest launched today available for intermediaries with a potential outreach to thousands of individual micro-borrowers as well ...

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EC: Respond to the Call for Proposals on Social Innovation – Establishing and Testing Integrated Interventions Aimed at Supporting People in (the Most) Vulnerable Situations – deadline 15 October

  Under the European Program for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI), the European Commission has published a call for proposals for financial support for initiatives relating to social innovation entitled “Establishing and testing integrated interventions to support people in (most) vulnerable situations” (VP / 2020/003). This call for proposals aims to support existing or new partnerships in testing innovative approaches ...

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Borrow Wisely Campaign 2020 – join the 7th edition in October

You still can join! Check out: BWC in pandemic – Participating Institutions – BWC basics – BWC last year   October will be a month of wise borrowing for the seventh time already! The campaign is growing and evolving, but the key message stays the same – we are uniting to educate microfinance Clients. Under the auspices of the MFC and ...

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The updated European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision has been published

  The European Commission has updated the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit to reflect the changing market realities and capture the wide diversity of providers within the microfinance sector in Europe. It will enter into force on 1 January 2021. What are the amendments? The Code update is the result of a consultation in 2019 with key stakeholders, ...

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Microfinance Overview Survey 2018-2019

The Microfinance Centre (MFC) and the European Microfinance Network (EMN) are inviting all microfinance practioners in Europe to participate in the Microfinance Survey 2018-2019 (see previous edition). While fully aware of the current challenges you are facing, we decided to launch the survey because, now more than ever, information sharing and transparency are key to enhancing the sustainable development of the microfinance sector. Your data will ...

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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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European Commission launches a public consultation on a new Digital Education Action Plan

The Commission is launching an EU-wide open public consultation to ensure that its forthcoming new Digital Education Action Plan will reflect the EU’s education and training experience during the Coronavirus crisis. The pandemic saw the widespread closure of schools and universities with a switch to distance and online learning and the use of digital technologies on a massive and unprecedented ...

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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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