Tag Archives: Events

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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MFC-EMN Annual Conference Registration Already Open – Early Bird until 1st April

Registration is now open for the 2020 MFC-EMN Annual Conference! By registering now, you will benefit from our discounted early bird fee. This special fee will be available until 1st April. We also have group discounts and reduced rates for MFC and EMN members. Please note that participants to this year’s conference will have the possibility to book their accommodation at ...

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European Summit on Social Economy on 26 -27 November 2020

The European Commission and the City of Mannheim will jointly hold a European Summit on Social Economy on 26 -27 November 2020.  The aim is to strengthen the social economy in Europe, and harness its contribution to economic development, social inclusion as well as green and digital transitions. This will be discussed from three perspectives: Digitalisation of the Social Economy, ...

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Social Innovation Tournament Organized by European Investment Bank Institute (deadline 4th March)

This year’s Social Innovation Tournament will take place on 8 October, in Lisbon, Portugal. The Social Innovation Tournament recognises and supports the best European social entrepreneurs. It promotes innovative ideas and rewards initiatives that contribute to creating social, ethical or environmental impact.  Typically, it covers projects in the areas of education, healthcare, the environment, circular economy, inclusion, job creation, ageing ...

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The ILO Financial Education Programme is Launching an e-learning Course

International Labour Organization has announced a new, free-of-charge e-learning course on Financial Education. This course complements the face-to-face training and awareness raising campaigns that the ILO Financial Education Programme has conducted over the years, training over 100,000 people worldwide. The course provides the e-learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to better manage their personal finances. The course is now available free ...

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Insurance Ltd Receives the 10th European Microfinance Award in Recognition of Its Response to “strengthening Resilience to Climate Change”.

At a ceremony held at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg, Paulette Lenert, Luxembourg Minister for Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, presented the 10th European Microfinance Award to APA Insurance Ltd of Kenya. Since 2006, Luxembourg Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, the European Microfinance Platform and the Inclusive Finance Network Luxembourg have been awarding a €100,000 prize to the ...

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Roundtable in Belgrade – TV interview with Grzegorz Galusek, MFC Executive Director

    The meeting in Belgrade gathered representatives of Serbian government and Chamber of Commerce, European Commission, European Investment Fund and many microfinance practitioners and other stakeholders involved. It was supported and facilitated by Microfinance Centre. The aim was to find solutions to improve the regulatory and legal infrastructure in order to assure Serbian financial sector becomes more inclusive. Watch ...

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Microfinance Centre at LendIt Fintech- September 2019, London

You may have thought finance and technology are not female domains. We want to prove you it’s changing and that the microfinance sector is a pioneer in women employment. We encourage you to read our short note from LendIt Fintech summit in London, attended by Katarzyna Pawlak and Aleksandra Karabon from MFC. Katarzyna Pawlak  Microfinance Centre’s Deputy Director has discussed ...

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Awards and Announcements – Brussels Event of the European Microfinance Day #2019EMD

17 October 2019 was a special day for European microfinance. Organized jointly by Microfinance Centre and European Microfinance Network, Brussels Event gathered representatives of microfinance institutions’ and associations, who urge to constantly improve their services. This perpetual will for championing, keeping up with change and meeting the standards paid off: members of both MFC and EMN were awarded with European ...

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European Crowdfunding Network invites to the eight ECN Crowdfunding Convention

The 8th ECN Crowdfunding Convention (24-25 October) will explore the future of crowdfunding within a harmonised European market, looking at technological advances, market consolidation and requirements for up- and down-scaling. We will seek open discourse elaborating strategies, best practices and failure. This year, following the discussions on – and near finalisation of – the “European Crowdfunding Service Providers (ECSP) for business ...

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