Watch the Webinar: Funding opportunities with Horizon Europe for microfinance and social finance providers 

Watch the Webinar: Funding opportunities with Horizon Europe for microfinance and social finance providers 

16 November 2023

10:30 - 12:00




Horizon Europe is the biggest research and innovation programme worldwide with an overall budget amounting to EUR 95.5 billion for the 2021-2027 period. Projects funded under this funding programme tackle climate change, help achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and facilitate collaboration by strengthening the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies while tackling global challenges. 

In this webinar, you will learn how microfinance and social finance providers can use the funding to (among others):

  • benefit from the development of innovative and effective financial inclusion products and services or adopt new technologies that can improve their serving of the clients,
  • enhance their social and environmental impact,  by promoting gender equality, financial literacy, green finance, or social entrepreneurship,
  • encourage collaboration between different types of organizations across Europe and the world, which can lead to the exchange of knowledge and expertise, as well as the creation of new business opportunities 

Horizon Europe supports activities delivered in partnerships: with networks, associations, regulators, universities and researchers 

Eligible countries for funding: all EU Member States, third countries associated to Horizon Europe. Here’s the link where you find an overview of eligible countries.  

Eligible organisations: any legal identity can apply for Horizon Europe funding as long as they have the operational and financial capacity to carry out the tasks they propose (e.g., non-for-profit organisations, for profit organisations, public bodies). 

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. 

Our Experts

Martina Paterniti, Project Coordinator at ENSIE

Martina Paterniti got a Bachelor 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 Coordinator at ENSIE, responsible for managing and supervising European projects, drafting project proposals as well as following policy dossiers linked to digitisation and skills.