Tag Archives: EU Microfinance

Microfinance in Europe: Key Results from the Survey Report 2016-2017. Join the webinar!

Date: 11 December 2018, 12:00 CET Organisers: European Microfinance Network (EMN), Microfinance Centre (MFC)  Register for the webinar The aim of the webinar session is to present the key results of the report “Microfinance in Europe: Survey Report 2016-2017” that will be released in December 2018. This eighth edition of the report provides an overview of the European microfinance sector’s developments on the ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance to the European Microcredit Sector

Project Description The EaSI Technical Assistance to the European Microcredit Sector Programme helps European microcredit providers strengthen their institutional capacity and share best practices through technical assistance, trainings, workshops and other support. Project regional focus: EU countries, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, FYROM, Iceland,  Norway. Project duration: July 2018 – July 2022 Project status: active Who is eligible All EaSI TA activities are free-of-charge for ...

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4th European Microfinance Day Brussels Closing Event Summary

Juncker Plan: new EUR 25 million fund benefits from first capacity building agreement in Europe to support microfinance providers 26th of Oct, 2018: Today, the European Microfinance Network and the Microfinance Centre have closed in Brussels the 4th European Microfinance Day, an initiative launched in 2015 to highlight the impact of the microfinance sector in Europe from a social and ...

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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

Business coaching and the personal development and self help industry is considered to be one of the booming industries today Brendon Burchard Best selling author of New York Times Coaching is the universal language of change and learning CNN Are you HR manager, that seeks inspiration? Are your responsible for staff development and need examples of how others do that? ...

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