Tag Archives: EU Microfinance

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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The European Commission Works with the Western Balkans and Turkey to Boost Competitiveness, Long-term Growth and Job Creation

The European Commission published its assessments of the Economic Reform Programmes (ERP) of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. The ERP assessments provide an analysis of each country’s structural reform priorities, including economic, business and sectoral key challenges. The exercise mirrors the European Semester within the EU and has become one of the key components of the enlargement process ...

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Join “EU Funding for Microfinance: Latest News” Workshop at MFC Annual Conference 2019

Calling all microfinnace institutions in the Eropean Union! Representatives from the European Commission (EC), the European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Consortium of the Frankfurt School, the Microfinance Centre and the European Microfinance Network will provide important updates on the programmes and instruments that support microfinance practitioners in the EU during the workshop “EU Funding for Microfinance: Latest News” at the ...

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Call for Tenders: Study on the Impact of the European Commission’s Social Business Initiative (SBI) and its Follow-up Action

The purpose of the present study is to provide the European Commission services with a comprehensive, evidence-based analysis of the impact of SBI on the development of social enterprises/social economy and their operating environments both at national and EU level. The impact should be measured against the key objective of the policy initiatives pursued since the SBI: creating enabling conditions ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance Workshop on Refugee and Migrant Finance and Support in Europe

Date: April 9, 2019 Location: Istanbul, Turkey Registration The European Commission is sponsoring a one-day microfinance workshop under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme for microfinance titled: “Refugee/Migrant Finance and Support – Where Do We Stand?”. The event will bring together international and local microfinance experts, experts on integration of refugees, industry and government representatives, as well as other stakeholders for three ...

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European Microfinance Award 2019: €100,000 Prize Opens Its Call for Applications!

  The 2019 European Microfinance Award “Strengthening Resilience to Climate Change” is now open to all organisations active in the financial inclusion sector that provide products and services to help vulnerable communities become more resilient to the effects of climate change. This year features many changes to the Award: eligibility has been broadened to include non-financial institutions that collaborate with ...

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MFC Activities under EaSI TA Programme Going Forward

The year had a great start for all activities under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme, aimed to support public and private financial intermediaries from the microfinance sector in Europe. In February, MFC as part of a consortium with the EMN led by Frankfurt School organized a study visit to bring MFIs from Bulgaria and Greece to Warsaw for two days. ...

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Riding the Technology Wave in European Microfinance: the Case of Qredits

Read MFC’s latest case study  “Riding The Technology Wave in European Microfinance: The Case of Qredits”. This case study traces the origins and the digital evolution of Qredits, a Dutch microfinance foundation that is the only national program providing an alternative source of funding to new- and early-stage businesses.  Qredits, from its inception, has banked on the intensive use of ...

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