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Current projects on social economy finance Social Finance Mapping

Social Finance Mapping

Early 2022, MFC has kicked off the work around mapping of the key international and national stakeholders, that are engaged in social finance in European Union. The work in [...]

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Featured News Microfinance in Europe: Survey Report. 2022 Edition

Microfinance in Europe: Survey Report. 2022 Edition

 The 2022 edition of the report on the status of microfinance in Europe, compiled by the European Microfinance Network and the Microfinance Centre, is out now.  This is the 10th [...]

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Current projects on social economy finance Social Inclusive Finance Technical Assistance Program (SIFTA) 

Social Inclusive Finance Technical Assistance Program (SIFTA) 

SIFTA Social Inclusive Finance Technical Assistance Program (SIFTA) SIFTA provides project advisory and market development support to financial institutions active in the [...]

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NEWS Memorandum of understanding between Associations of Central Asian countries

Memorandum of understanding between Associations of Central Asian countries

We are thrilled to announce that a Memorandum of understanding between associations of MFIs of Central Asian countries was signed on 30th June during the 24th MFC Annual [...]

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NEWS Meet the new MFC Member –  EVPA

Meet the new MFC Member – EVPA

We are very happy to welcome on board and introduce the new MFC Member – EVPA. Last month, EVPA and the Microfinance Centre (MFC) have signed a cross-membership agreement [...]

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Featured News Changes in the MFC Council & newly elected Chair – Brunilda Isaj (AMA Albania)

Changes in the MFC Council & newly elected Chair – Brunilda Isaj (AMA Albania)

In July the MFC Council went through important changes. Sanavbar Sharipova, MFC Council Chair left after 2 terms and 6 years of service. Paul Kalinauckas, the MFC Council Vice [...]

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Current projects on social economy finance Financial Inclusion for Green Inclusive Growth in Europe (FIGIG)

Financial Inclusion for Green Inclusive Growth in Europe (FIGIG)

Financial Inclusion for Green Inclusive Growth in Europe (FIGIG) MFC’s new 4-year Programme Financial Inclusion for Green Inclusive Growth in Europe aims at advancing the EU [...]

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Featured News Meet the new MFC Member –  Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Meet the new MFC Member – Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

After more than a decade of a successful partnership, we’re proud to welcome Frankfurt School of Finance & Management as new member of the Microfinance Centre.  Frankfurt [...]

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EU Microfinance Join the EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar: Capital for microfinance growth: which social, environmental and governance criteria are important for social investors?    

Join the EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar: Capital for microfinance growth: which social, environmental and governance criteria are important for social investors?  

27 June 2022

Introduction The purpose of the webinar is to acquaint the EU microfinance practitioners with new ESG (“Environmental, Social, Governance”) – related regulations and [...]

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EU Microfinance Join the EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar: Digital identity and opportunities for MFIs.   

Join the EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar: Digital identity and opportunities for MFIs.  

23 June 2022

Introduction Pandemic boosted development of digital services in finance ecosystem. MCPs try to keep up with the growing offer of commercial banks but they don’t have as much [...]

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Featured News Meet the new MFC Member – Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation

Meet the new MFC Member – Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation

We’re delighted to welcome Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation as a new member of the Microfinance Centre. The Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation’s mission is [...]

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EU Microfinance Join the EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar:  InvestEU – Boosting Social Investment in the EU.  

Join the EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar: InvestEU – Boosting Social Investment in the EU.  

22 June 2022

Introduction EU microfinance institutions need constant updating with regards to the EU funding available for microfinance. As InvestEU is a new EU investment programme, necessary [...]

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Events and webinars Join the EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar:  Awareness raising on the climate issues among microfinance clients.  

Join the EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar: Awareness raising on the climate issues among microfinance clients.  

21 June 2022

Introduction The Overview Survery (OS) conducted biannualy by EMN and MFC has seen a large increase in the MFI and the public’s interest in Green Products and Green [...]

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Featured News Meet the new MFC Member – The Microfinance Association

Meet the new MFC Member – The Microfinance Association

We’re delighted to welcome The Microfinance Association as a new member of the Microfinance Centre. The Microfinance Association is a non-profit professional membership [...]

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EU Microfinance Join the EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar:   Updated Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework of the EIB Group.   

Join the EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar: Updated Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework of the EIB Group.  

20 June 2022

Introduction The interest and the need to invest considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria is growing steadily around the world.  Most of the impact [...]

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Featured News Meet the new MFC Member – National Contact Point for Financial Instruments of the European Union Programmes (NCP)

Meet the new MFC Member – National Contact Point for Financial Instruments of the European Union Programmes (NCP)

Shortly after the ARD Credit, we are delighted to announce that National Contact Point for Financial Instruments of the European Union Programmes (NCP) from Poland was [...]

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Featured News Meet the new MFC Member – ARD CREDIT

Meet the new MFC Member – ARD CREDIT

We’re delighted to welcome Ard Credit as a new member of the Microfinance Centre. Ard Credit is a publicly listed non-bank finance company that provides access to inclusive [...]

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Featured News Meet the new MFC Member – AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants

Meet the new MFC Member – AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants

Microfinance Centre is delighted to announce that the AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants GmbH has joined the membership! AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants is a Germany [...]

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Events and webinars Refugee Finance in times of uncertainty: mitigating risks and identifying opportunities

Refugee Finance in times of uncertainty: mitigating risks and identifying opportunities

24 May and 26 April 2022

INTRODUCTION The crisis in Ukraine continues to impact financial markets across the world. As financial service providers begin to come to terms with the new realities they are [...]

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Capacity Building Join the EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar: What can microfinance learn from the EU crowdfunding? 

Join the EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar: What can microfinance learn from the EU crowdfunding? 

22 April 2022

Introduction Explore how can the experience of the EU crowdfunding platforms be adapted by microfinance practitioners to expand their outreach to micro and social enterprises. [...]

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