Tag Archives: EU Microfinance

Call for proposals on transaction cost support in the area of social finance now open

  A call for proposals on transaction cost support in the area of social enterprise finance under the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme is aimed at financial intermediaries that undertake long-term risk capital investments of less than EUR 500 000 in the form of equity, quasi-equity or hybrid financing to social enterprises in the EaSI participating countries. The grant ...

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EaSI TA Workshop in Albania: Applying for and Contracting EaSI Financial Instruments for MFIs

Date: 13 December 2018, Tirana, Albania Topic: Applying for and Contracting EaSI Financial Instruments for Microfinance Institutions The Microfinance Centre in cooperation with the Albanian Microfinance Association is pleased to announce an upcoming event “Applying for and Contracting EaSI Financial Instruments for Microfinance Institutions”, which will take place in Tirana, Albania on 13 December 2018. The event is organised on the ...

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Don’t Miss Upcoming Webinars for Microfinance Professionals!

04 Dec, 16.00 (CET): Results from Habitat for Humanity’s study on the impact of KWFT’s housing microfinance product, organised by SPTF The webinar will present the findings from the impact evaluation of a housing microfinance project on a range of outcomes for beneficiaries in Kenya. The project provided technical assistance to six leading financial institutions to develop housing microfinance products and ...

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Mapping the Future of the Albanian Microfinance Sector

The Albanian Microfinance Association is teaming up with the MFC to map a vision of the role microfinance can play in the future development of Albania and continue the series of workshops for the Albanian National Working Group on microfinance. The establishment of the Working Group is a part of the MFC’s initiative to support dialogue between local actors involved in microfinance and financially ...

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Microfinance in Europe: Key Results from the Survey Report 2016-2017 Webinar

Date: 11 December 2018, ended Organisers: European Microfinance Network (EMN), Microfinance Centre (MFC)  The aim of the session was to present the key results of the report “Microfinance in Europe: Survey Report 2016-2017” released in December 2018. Watch the webinar recording: This eighth edition of the report provides an overview of the European microfinance sector’s developments on the main institutional characteristics, microloan portfolio, ...

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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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