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Save the date! #emw2016

European Microfinance Week is the major annual event of the microfinance industry hosting high level and in-depth discussions by all sectors of the European microfinance community working in developing countries, including consultants & support service providers, investors, multilateral & national development agencies, NGOs and researchers. It is organized by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) and supported by the Luxembourg Government. Learn ...

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TA under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)

  Funder: The European Commission (EC) in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB) Partners: Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, European Microfinance Network (EMN) The MFC (as part of a consortium including the European Microfinance Network and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management), is delivering training  in good governance (including social performance), management information systems, strategic planning, and risk management. MFC also assists ...

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Nine new microcredit providers to benefit from fi-compass EaSI TA (the Call is still open!)

Under the second Call for EaSI TA, which opened three months ago, nine European Microcredit Providers (MCPs) from Albania, Bulgaria, Greece and Romania have been selected to benefit from technical assistance. These MCPs can opt to receive microfinance institutional rating and tailor-made technical assistance to improve the quality of their operations under the EaSI TA framework. With this selection, the ...

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Join the 2nd edition of the European Microfinance Day (EMD)!

#2016EMD MFC and EMN are teaming up to organize the second annual European Microfinance Day on 20 October 2016. Our theme is “Creating opportunities beyond microcredit”. MFC and EMN members will raise awareness across Europe about the value of microfinance in the fight against social exclusion and unemployment. This year, our key message is the importance of non-financial services to ...

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Adie, MicroStart and Taysir launch distance learning for micro-entrepreneurs!

What are we talking about? Three microfinance institutions (MFIs), namely Adie in France, microStart in Belgium and Taysir in Tunisia launch together an online training facility addressed to future micro-entrepreneurs in September 2016. This free of charge e-learning instrument is composed of 9 short videos and over 40 tools & exercises, which guide future micro-entrepreneurs throughout the process of their ...

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Financing start-ups and social outcomes measurement

In a time of economic slow-down, the idea of financing start-up enterprises in the EU is quite alluring. As such, start-ups (enterprises in early stages of development, generally less than 2 years old) are high on European Commission’s agenda. For this reason, the MFC is taking a deep dive on how microfinance can support start-ups. We will examine existing practices ...

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Latest developments in entrepreneurship education in the EU

The recent “Entrepreneurship Education at School in Europe” report, published by the European Commission, provides an overview of the variations in understanding of the concept of “entrepreneurship education” across EU member states. Although the definition recommended by the European Commission sees entrepreneurship education as one of the European Key Competences,[1] not all member states have adopted this approach. The European ...

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Research results

MFC Policy Paper No.5: Demystifying the role of microfinance in job creation The paper discusses the role of microfinance in job creation through self-employment and microenterprise. Despite high expectations, in gener al microenterprises have a limited however socially important contribution to job creation. It is necessary to distinguish between growth-oriented young firms that have a potential to create jobs and ...

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Watch Our Video on the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision!

Still confused or curious about the European Code of Good Conduct? Don’t know if it applies to you? Need to learn how to use it? Our 4-minute video is for you!  To sign up for the ECoGC please complete the form and send it to: European Commission – DG Regional Policy – Unit B3 – European Code of Good Conduct for ...

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