Tag Archives: EU Microfinance

#DigLitBootcamp: Innovations in EU Policy and Legislation: Opportunities for Microfinance

Innovations in EU Policy and Legislation: Opportunities for Microfinance  24th October, 10:00 – 11:00 (Warsaw/Amsterdam/Sarajevo) This webinar aims at informing MFC members of the implications of recent EU legislation and policies in financial services, and to assist them in identifying potential market opportunities. It will delve into the EU’s Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2), the EU Commission’s Fintech Action Plan and its ...

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European Commission Invites You to Join the Second EaSI Technical Assistance for Microfinance Webinar of the Series on Green Finance

After a successful first webinar introducing the topic of Green Finance and its relevance for microfinance institutions in Europe, a second webinar of the series will take place on 16 October. It will present learnings from a case study on greening MFIs. © RachenArt / Shutterstock This is the second session from the “Green Finance at Microfinance Institutions” webinar series, ...

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EC Seminar in Brussels: Smart Use of Finance for Integration of Migrants Impacts and Mechanics to Foster Social Innovation

EUROPEAN COMMISSION – DIRECTORATE-GENERAL MIGRATION AND HOME AFFAIRS Directorate E: Migration and Security Funds; Financial Resources invites to a seminar on the topic of Smart Use of Finance for Integration of Migrants Impacts and Mechanics to Foster Social Innovation on 14 October 2019 in Brussels There is a considerable potential for financial investments for the benefit of legally residing third- country ...

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Policy Tool to Promote Better Entrepreneurship Now Available in 24 Languages

A multi-lingual tool is now available to help cities, regions and countries to make entrepreneurship policies more inclusive and more social. It covers policies supporting entrepreneurship by people from under-represented groups, as well as social entrepreneurship. The better entrepreneurship policy tool was launched by the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and is now available in the ...

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ImpaktEU: MFC Joins Forces with EMN to Set up a New Investment Platform targeting MFIs in EaSi countries*

The new initiative – impaktEU aims to be a one-stop shop for smaller players as regards access to funding, technical assistance, grants etc. It will operate within the framework of the “InvestEU” programme set-up by the European Commission for the period 2021-2027 and will prioritize a maximum social impact on the ground while fostering a strong complementarity with existing European ...

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Digital Pathways in Financial Inclusion – European Microfinance Platform

Download the European Microfinance Platform’s Publication “Digital Pathways in Financial Inclusion” draws on the technology initiatives of the winners and semi-finalists of the 2018 European Microfinance Award on ‘Financial Inclusion through Technology’, paving the way for how advances in technology can be adopted by financial services providers who serve the excluded. Between the developer or engineer on the one end, ...

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5th European Microfinance Day: Empowering tomorrow’s entrepreneurs

The European Microfinance Day was launched in 2015 as a tool to highlight the impact of the microfinance sector in Europe from a social and an economic perspective. The main objectives of the European Microfinance Day are: To raise awareness among European citizens on the existence of microfinance and on its value to fight unemployment and social exclusion. To draw ...

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MFI Marketing and HR Professionals Join Virtual Learning Events to Share Experience with Each Other

In the second week of September, the MFC will kick off the second round of our Coaching and Peer-mentoring Programme for MFI Leaders, a two-track initiative with dedicated sessions for both HR and marketing staff. Each monthly two-hour session (one for HR, one for marketing) provides a platform for professionals from different countries to explore best practices, share challenges, brainstorm ...

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MFC Activities under EaSI Technical Assistance Programme in the 2nd Quarter of 2019

The EaSI Technical Assistance Programme services support public and private financial intermediaries of the microfinance sector in Europe with a wide range of activities aimed at increasing the quality of their internal processes, enhancing access to finance for vulnerable groups, and creating a sustainable European microfinance ecosystem. The Programme is managed by the European Commission and implemented by a consortium led by Frankfurt School of Finance ...

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Our Latest EaSI Technical Assistance Workshop in Poland Was Well Received by Participants

Date: 11 June 2019 Location: Warsaw, Poland Topic: Current regulatory challenges The European Commission sponsored a day-long microfinance workshop under the EaSI Technical Assistance Programme, which took place in Warsaw (Poland) on 11 June 2019. This event, co-hosted by the Polish Union of Loan Funds, helped better understand Polish microfinance regulations and identify solutions to current challenges they face. Discussion topics included the practical aspects of ...

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