Explore Funding Opportunities – Erasmus Plus for MFIs Webinar Series

INTRODUCTION

Surprisingly to many, Erasmus+ project might be a great opportunity for Microfinance Institutions, to finance practical training or exchange of experience for their staff. It is as simple as finding another MFI in EU country, and organize a peer exchange, covering spectrum of topics in  environmental sustainability, digital transformation or serving niche, excluded groups. Employment, economic stability and growth of microentrepreneurs or farmers are another topics, which MFI can build its capacity through peer-work. The opportunity is available to all types of legal entities. Join our webinar, to learn more about activities you can finance with Erasmus+. You will also learn about the requirements to be met: project partners and necessary project outputs. 

Representatives of MFIs, microfinance associations, as well as NGOs supported by MFIs are welcomed to join. 

This training will consist of two parts: 

Part Two
Writing Proposal

When: Tuesday, September 27th, 2022, 11:00 – 12:30 CET                   (Amsterdam / Warsaw / Sarajevo)

Language: English  

  • Tips and tricks on how to write a good project proposal; 
  • Essentials on budget 

Part One
Introduction to Erasmus Plus

When: Wednesday, September 21th, 2022, 11:00 – 12:30 CET                        (Amsterdam / Warsaw / Sarajevo)

Language: English

  • Overall scope and priorities of the programme; 
  • Key Actions (KA) and focus on KA2 calls (specific priorities according to the field, eligibility, duration, where to apply etc.)
  • Overview of proposal preparation: consortium creation, addressing general and specific objectives, needs, activities, target groups and beneficiaries. 

In this webinar series, we will focus on Erasmus+ Key Action 2: Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices. Project under this Action are expected to trigger modernisation and reinforce the response of education and training systems and youth policies to the main challenges of today’s world: environmental sustainability, digital transformation, employment, economic stability and growth, but also the need to promote social, civic and intercultural competences, intercultural dialogue, democratic values and fundamental rights, social inclusion, mental health and well-being, non-discrimination and active citizenship, critical thinking and media literacy. 

Eligible countries are: 

  • All the 27 EU Member States; 
  • North Macedonia; 
  • Serbia; 
  • Iceland; 
  • Lichtenstein; 
  • Norway; 
  • Turkey. 

Martina Paterniti, Project Officer at ENSIE NETWORK

Martina Paterniti got a bachelor’s degree in international and diplomatic science at University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum (Italy) and a Master degree in European Studies at Université Catholique de Louvain and Université Saint Louis-Bruxelles (Belgium). She worked for more than 3 years at EURACTIV, a pan-European media publishing on European affairs, as European Projects Manager. She has experience in managing projects in the framework of the LIFE programme, H2020, IMCAP, Cohesion Policy, REC programme, Erasmus+. She also worked as independent bid writer in collaboration with Comunicazione EUROPE NET, responsible for drafting technical and financial parts of project proposals addressed to EACEA and CHAFEA. Today, Martina is Project Officer at ENSIE, responsible for managing Erasmus+ projects and preparing project proposals (technical and financial parts) as well as following policy dossiers linked to digitalisation, skills and European Education area. 

Partners: