Thank you for attending the third edition of the MFC Virtual Conference – “Social Finance Vibe 2023: Empowering the Future”

On 21-22 November 2023 we held a 2-day virtual conference, which was attended by 365 participants. The conference was built of 24 sessions on 2 stages, delivered by 59 speakers. In details, the agenda included 15 sessions, 7 talks with sector leaders, and 2 inspirational talks by keynote speakers. This year, the conference was built around three themes: social economy, vulnerable groups, and mega trends. 

#SFV2023 Sessions recordings

Day 1

Conference Opening,
Keynote Speech from DG EMPL

Serving Ethnic Minorities with Empathy and Cultural Competence

How to Benefit from EU Initiatives within the Social Economy Action Plan

Impact of Social Enterprises - How do we Know if they Have any Impact on their Clients at all?

Financial Inclusion for Peopl
Displaced by War:
Empowering Economic Independence

The Power of European Code of Good Conduct: A Quality Label for Microfinance and Social Economy Finance Providers

Boost Your Capacity with SIFTA: a Free and Flexible Technical Assistance Programme for Microfinance and Social Enterprise Finance Providers

The Migrant
Entrepreneurship Paradox:
a Thought-Provoking Discussion

Day 2

Day 2 Opening Session:
Green Recognition Awards

Green Recognition Award
for Adie, France

Access to Finance for Refugees:
Challenges and Solutions

How to Finance your Social Impact: Insights from Young Entrepreneurs and MFI Experts

Green Recognition Award
for Cooperative Bank of Karditsa, Greece

Financing for Social Enterprises:
Practical Tips from the Front Lines

From Idea to Impact:
the Power of Soft Skills
for Entrepreneurs!

How Fintechs
are Helping
Farmers to Thrive?

fi-compass AMIF Study Results: Microfinance Supporting Migrant Integration in the EU

Role of the Cities in Financial Inclusion
of Migrants

Empowering Entrepreneurs
Through Skills

Inclusive Finance and the Rural Economy:
Maintaining and Boosting Growth

Conference Closing & Inspirational Talk by Timothy Ogden

Get ready for an extraordinary experience at Social Finance Vibe 2023! This is the third edition of our virtual learning event, co-financed by the European Union. For two days in November, we will reimagine the way you think about social finance! With an impressive lineup of speakers, this is the must-attend virtual event of the year. 

Immerse yourself in an exploration of the power of social economy finance alongside 500 other professionals in the social finance sector. This virtual event is designed for like-minded individuals who share your passion for driving progress in this field. Gain fresh perspectives as we delve into the latest trends in the social economy, including green initiatives, digital innovation, and skills building. Discover the process on the implementation of the Social Economy Action Plan and do not miss our dedicated sessions on serving vulnerable groups such as rural communities, youth, and migrants. Be part of the conversation that shapes the future of social finance! 

This year, we are also celebrating two important anniversaries: 25 years of the MFC and 10 years of our cooperation with the European Commission. These milestones symbolize a remarkable journey of impact, growth, and successful partnerships, demonstrating our commitment to fostering positive change and amplifying our collective influence on supporting people and advancing the social finance sector. 

Conference format

The 2023 theme is “Social Finance Vibe: Empowering the Future”—through which we’ll tackle topics around social economy, financing vunerable groups, trends and much more.

Due to the unique format of the Social Finance Vibe, you have a chance to participate in regular sessions, in which our experts and moderators engage in discussions and a shorter format – Talk with Leaders, in which each talk is devoted to a specific approach, good practice and concrete solutions. The agenda of this year’s edition is divided into 3 main streamsSocial Economy Actors, Vulnerable Groups, and Mega Trends. Check out the agenda below.


This year, our theme is: Social Finance Vibe 2023 – Empowering the Future.

Change the text We’ll address important questions: How should we redefine the role of social finance in the marketplace? Do we need a radical new business model? What challenges and opportunities await us in the post-COVID world?  

Follow this link to check the latest agenda

Conference Partners and Sponsors

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