Tag Archives: EU Microfinance

MFC Activities under EaSI Technical Assistance Programme in the 2nd Quarter of 2019

The EaSI Technical Assistance Programme services support public and private financial intermediaries of the microfinance sector in Europe with a wide range of activities aimed at increasing the quality of their internal processes, enhancing access to finance for vulnerable groups, and creating a sustainable European microfinance ecosystem. The Programme is managed by the European Commission and implemented by a consortium led by Frankfurt School of Finance ...

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Our Latest EaSI Technical Assistance Workshop in Poland Was Well Received by Participants

Date: 11 June 2019 Location: Warsaw, Poland Topic: Current regulatory challenges The European Commission sponsored a day-long microfinance workshop under the EaSI Technical Assistance Programme, which took place in Warsaw (Poland) on 11 June 2019. This event, co-hosted by the Polish Union of Loan Funds, helped better understand Polish microfinance regulations and identify solutions to current challenges they face. Discussion topics included the practical aspects of ...

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The Western Balkans and Eastern Europe Regional Conference “Regulating Digital Financial Services”

Date:  September 5-6, 2019 Location: Skopje, North Macedonia Topic: Regulating digital financial services – Making it work to benefit everyone Geographic scope: the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe The Alliance of Microfinance organizations is organising the regional conference in cooperation with its members: Savings house Moznosti, Savings house FULM, Microcredit foundation Horizonti and the Macedonian Enterprise Development Foundation, with support of the ...

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European Microcredit Whitepaper

Download the publication Together with Adie (Association pour le Droit à l’Initiative Économique) and the European Microfinance Network (EMN), Paris EUROPLACE has published a whitepaper on microfinance. Subtitled “Unlocking the potential of microcredit for a more inclusive and dynamic Europe”, this paper summarises the current situation and the potential developments for microfinance, and initiates the reflexion on how to untap its potential at ...

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Join Borrow Wisely! Campaign 2019

The sixth annual Borrow Wisely! Campaign will take place in October 2019. Borrow Wisely! is an annual international campaign promoting global client protection standards through borrowers education. As with previous years, MFC and partner organisations will be delivering key messages about how to borrow money safely, harnessing the positive power of loans and avoiding the pitfalls of too much debt. Read ...

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The Social Economy Missions Call for Proposals

In February 2018, the European Commission launched the European Social Economy Regions (ESER) pilot, in order to raise awareness and foster networking among social economy stakeholders at regional and local levels. This successful initiative has attracted more than 80 regions and cities to the 2018 and 2019 editions of ESER. The Social Economy Missions Call for Proposals follows up on the ESER 2018 pilot and reflects ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance Call for Microcredit Providers is Open! MFIs, Banks, Fintechs & More Can Apply Now

European microcredit providers can now apply for technical assistance services under the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme. The European Commission has opened a new Call for Expression of Interest for EaSI Technical Assistance services with the goal of selecting microfinance providers interested in improving their operational capacity in order to disburse even more microcredits and microloans to vulnerable groups ...

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Join CEO FORUM Webinar: Managing Change in Microfinance Institutions

Topic: Managing Change in Microfinance Institutions Date: June 19, 2019 Time: 13:00 – 14:00 CET Presenter: Nejira Nalic McCarrick, former CEO, MiBospo Host: Piotr Korynski, CEO FORUM Leader, Microfinance Centre The webinar is open to CEO FORUM Members Microfinance institutions undergo major changes. Some are connected with the technological innovations and digitalization of operational processes and customer relations. Other changes are more ...

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Survey on Financial Instruments under European Social Fund (ESF): Share Your Feedback

  The European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) and the European Investment Bank (fi-compass) are carrying out a survey on ESF Managing Authorities and stakeholders, aiming to receive their feedbacks on present experiences on financial instruments (FIs) under European Social Fund (ESF), in addition to collecting future views and suggestions. Please share your feedback and ...

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MFC Annual Conference 2019 Outputs: Solid Agenda, Engaged Delegates and Great Feedback!

On the 30th and 31st of May 2019, the Microfinance Centre (MFC) held its 22nd Annual Conference to explore the implications of the digital revolution on financial and social inclusion. The event welcomed 409 delegates to Istanbul (Turkey) representing EU bodies, MFIs, NGOs, investors and FinTechs from 46 countries across Eastern and Western Europe, Central Asia, the Caucasus and beyond. ...

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