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MFC-EMN Annual Conference 2018 Outputs: Digital transformation is here and now!

The Microfinance Centre (MFC) and the European Microfinance Network (EMN) organised their joint Annual Conference, in partnership with Seed Capital Bizkaia Micro, from 3-5 October 2018 in Bilbao, Spain. Focused on the implications of the digital revolution on financial and social inclusion, the event gathered about 650 participants – including representatives from European institutions, investors, microfinance institutions, NGOs and fintech ...

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MFC Continues Organising Country Meetings on Financial Inclusion

This autumn, the MFC is heading back out on the road to convene country meetings to discuss with partners the latest in microfinance and financial inclusion. This includes: EaSI TA program, EaSI financial instruments, our new digitalization strategy, research on the sector, important events, communication with the European Commission. Upcoming meetings include: Poland: We’re talking to the Polish Union of Loan Funds ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance for Microfinance entering a new phase

The European Commission will directly manage the EaSI Technical Assistance, working closely with Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (the leader of the Consortium with the MFC and the EMN) and MicroFinanza Rating. Building a more inclusive and fairer Union is a key priority for the European Commission, which has recognised the potential of microfinance and social enterprises to foster job creation, inclusive entrepreneurship ...

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First milestone of the update of the European Code of Good Conduct for micro-credit provision

The Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission will lead a process to update the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision. This activity, which is supported by microfinance experts Prof. Karl Dayson and Dr. Pål Vik from the University of Salford, will be organised in close collaboration with the European microfinance sector, among others ...

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Join 4th edition of the European Microfinance Day!

We are pleased to announce the 4th edition of the European Microfinance Day which will be held on 20th October 2018! The European Microfinance Network (EMN) and the Microfinance Centre (MFC) would like to invite its members to join the communication campaign jointly rolled out by both networks and with one clear aim: raising awareness of microfinance as a tool to ...

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MFC’s Director Joins the EC’s Expert Group on Social Economy

Grzegorz Galusek, Microfinance Centre’s Executive Director has become a member of the European Commission’s expert group on “Social Economy and Social Enterprise“. The expert group provides the Commission with advice on policy measures to strengthen social economy and social enterprises’ ecosystem in the EU Member States and support in raising awareness about social economy initiatives at the national level.  The ...

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Join MFC Coaching and Peer-mentoring Programme

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Call for Entrepreneurs to the MFC-EMN Annual Conference 2018

In the framework of the MFC-EMN Annual Conference 2018, the Microfinance Centre (MFC) and the European Microfinance Network (EMN) are launching a call for entrepreneurs with experience in the use of online tools and digital solutions to develop their businesses. Selected candidates will be invited to participate and share their experience during one of the workshops included in the conference agenda with full coverage of ...

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Update of the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision

The Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion is leading a process to update the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision. What is the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision? The European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision (Code) was established following the adoption of the Communication on microcredit by the European Commission in November ...

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4th Annual CEO Forum Summit at the MFC-EMN Annual Conference 2018

Dates: 5-6 October 2018 Location: Bilbao, Spain Topic: Microfinance and fintech 4th CEO Summit Agenda: Download 4th Annual CEO Forum Summit will take place at the end of the joint MFC-EMN Annual Conference in Bilbao.  The CEO Summit will start at 5 pm on Friday, October 5 and will continue Saturday October 6. The CEO Forum Summit is a private space for the chief executives ...

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