Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are pleased to announce that MFC and EMN will hold its joint conference on the 3-5 October 2018 in Bilbao, Spain. Pre-conference events will be held on the 3rd October, and post-conference event (only addressed to MFC members) will take place on the 5th-6th October. This year we will be working closely with our official conference partner, Seed Capital Bizkaia, ...Read More »
Register for the 1st Forum on Migrant Entrepreneurship Support & the Role of Entrepreneurial Skills!
1st Forum on Migrant Entrepreneurship Support and the Role of Entrepreneurial Skills 20th February 2018, Danube University Krems, Austria Microfinance Centre along with the consortium members of the MAGNET* (Migrant Acceleration for Growth Network for Entrepreneurship Training) Project, co-funded by the European Union, would kindly like to invite you to the first of four thematic forum on “Identifying common ...Read More »
ESF financial instruments supporting employment, entrepreneurship and social inclusion in the programming period 2014-2020 31 January, Rome (Italy) Programme Experiences from already active financial instruments can be a source of inspiration and basis of discussion for practitioners who are interested in advancing with similar financial instruments. The thematic fi-compass workshop on ESF financial instruments supporting employment, entrepreneurship and social inclusion in the ...Read More »
Banca Popolare Etica, CoopEst and Microfinance Centre signed a collaboration agreement this November in Brussels in the European Parliment. All institutions wish to consolidate the microfinance sector in Europe and to increase its social impact. This Agreement intends to support MF projects, both financially and operationally, with particular concern to support funding needs of MFC Members in Eastern and Central European countries through the intermediation ...Read More »
We are pleased to share with you the first results of our 2017 Borrow Wisely Campaign! During the month of October, our partners from 15 countries were able to reach out to over 235 000 of people. Through face to face meetings, workshops, text messages, Facebook, and websites our members were educating their clients about the rules of wise borrowing. ...Read More »
The Alternative Finance Forum took place on the 5th of October in Warsaw, Poland. It was organised by Microfinance Centre with a generous support from the European Investment Bank Institute. The theme and the tagline of the Forum was “Fintech, Social Finance and More”, which also served as the organising principle for the Forum. The purpose of ...Read More »
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Are you working on a customer-centric innovation that allows you to understand and meet the needs of low-income people? Share it with the world! Enter the Customer Centricity Challenge hosted by CGAP, the SPTF, Leapfrog, and Dvara. The top entries will be invited to present at the upcoming learning event in Mamallapuram, India, called Customer Centricity: Enabling Financial Choices & ...Read More »
Scholarship opportunity for networks & microfinance institutions to participate in SPTF Meeting in India 19-22 February 2018 SP Fund announces a Call for Presentations for national networks and microfinance institutions to share their activities and plans related to promotion, implementation of Universal Standards for SPM. The most active organizations and interesting proposals will be awarded a scholarship (to cover ...Read More »
Read the Press Release! As part of its mission, MFC & EMN, in cooperation with the members of both networks, will hold the 3rd European Microfinance Day on 20th October 2017 all across Europe. Main objectives of the European Microfinance Day To raise awareness among European citizens on the existence of microfinance and on its value to fight unemployment ...Read More »
The Albanian Microfinance Association (AMA) brings together the most consolidated Albanian MFIs with an outstanding loan portfolio of approximately USD 120 million and a client outreach of over 61,000. With a current GDP per capita of USD 4,146 and 45% of its population living in rural areas, Albania shows a strong demand for microfinance products. Most of Albanian MFIs follow a socially-responsible ...Read More »