Tag Archives: EU Microfinance

Contribution of MFIs to the Sustainable Development Goals – Join an EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar!

The European Union is offering this webinar to microfinance institutions (MFI) interested to understand what is the role of the finance sector and in particular microfinance in the pursuit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The webinar will take place on the 5 November 2020. The session will touch the connection between the SDGs and microfinance’s mission to support ...

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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Microfinance Sector in Europe [Research Paper]

This paper summarizes the data collected by the Microfinance Centre (MFC) through a survey  of microfinance institutions in Europe to assess the impact of COVID-19 crisis on the situation of microfinance institutions and their clients. The results show that while the pandemic touched all countries in the EU, the severity of its impact was markedly different, from very strong in ...

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[WEBINARS] COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on European MFIs and Their Clients

  Microfinance Centre is inviting you to watch two webinars where we will be presenting the findings of our research. The surveys aimed at assessing the impact of the pandemic both on microfinance institutions and their clients. READ THE SUMMARY PAPER   The results were presented by Kinga Dąbrowska and Justyna Pytkowska from MFC and their Guests. events took place ...

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Borrow Wisely Campaign 2020 – the 7th edition in October

News: 7th Edition of the Borrow Wisely Campaign Has Started Right Now! #BorrowWisely is kicking off in TWO WEEKS!   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 ...

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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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European Commission : Public Consultations – Autumn 2020

Take part in three public consultations! Consumer Credit Directive impact assessment & review (Deadline: 1 September 2020) Consumer credit agreements (where credit is granted to an individual) include unsecured loans, credit cards and hire purchase. The EU rules on consumer credit strengthen consumers’ rights and help them make informed decisions. This initiative reviews those rules, with a focus on issues ...

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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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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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