Tag Archives: EU Microfinance

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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EaSI Technical Assistance Workshop on the Microfinance Legal Framework in Romania

Date:  27 March 2019 Location:  Bucharest, Romania Organiser: Microfinance Centre The European Commission is sponsoring a day-long microfinance workshop under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme on the microfinance legal framework in Romania and how it defers from the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision. The event will take place in Bucharest, Romania on 27 March 2019. The Romanian microfinance legal ...

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Contribute to the Performance Monitoring of the EaSI Programme!

We kindly invite all individuals, organisations and institutions that follow policy debate in the field of employment and social affairs and/or are involved in the national and EU policy formulation or implementation in these areas to participate in the Stakeholder Survey of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) 2019. The EaSI programme is committed to results-based management, which involves ...

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EaSI TA Microfinance Workshop: Current Challenges in Loan Analysis

Date: 7 March 2019 Location: Warsaw, Poland Topic: Current challenges in loan analysis The European Commission is sponsoring a day-long microfinance workshop under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme, which will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 7 March 2019. The event is organised in cooperation with the Polish Union of Loan Funds and will respond to the demand of Polish microfinance and ...

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