Tag Archives: Access to Finance

Boost of €100 million for microfinance and social enterprises in Europe

The EU’s financing programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) will receive an additional €100 million for its Guarantee scheme from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the core of the Investment Plan for Europe. The financial support comes on top of the original EaSI Guarantee instrument worth €96 million, for a combined overall investment of €196 million. In ...

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1st Forum on Migrant Entrepreneurship Support starts tomorrow

Forum “Identifying common issues and challenges of Migrant Entrepreneurship Support and the role of entrepreneurial skills” 20th February 2018, Danube University Krems, Austria   The consortium members for 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 ...

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Join fi-compass ESF Conference about Financial instruments

Second fi-compass ESF Conference Financial instruments funded by the European Social Fund – boosting social impact 8 – 9 March 2018, Brussels, Belgium   The European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL), supported by the European Investment Bank, is pleased to announce the Second fi-compass ESF Conference ‘Financial instruments funded by the European Social Fund – ...

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Watch and listen again to recent Webinars!

Microfinance & Business start-ups: Review of the current practice in Europe   Mikfrofinans Norge microfinance precedent Watch WebEx recordings. Download the WebEx player first! Presentation in PDF Implementing the European Code of Good Conduct – practitioners experience Presentation in PDF   Delivering Financial Capability: A Look at Business Approaches This webinar was organised as part of the celebrations of the ...

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#2017EMD: Learn more & get involved!

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 ...

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Albanian Microfinance: 25 Years in the Service of Free Entrepreneurship

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 ...

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Join the 6th ECN Crowdfunding Convention in Vilnius!

Agenda           Registration   Technology is changing drastically the way SMEs and individuals can get access to finance. Crowdfunding, marketplace lending, digital payments and mobile transfers have raised the standards of efficiency, transparency and openness, challenging traditional financial institutions to innovate and adapt to clients’ digital expectations and needs. More recently, the emergence of AI and blockchain are opening the door to even more ...

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3rd European Microfinance Day: Save the date!

Dear Members, We are pleased to announce the 3rd edition of the European Microfinance Day (EMD)! European Microfinance Network (EMN) and Microfinance Centre (MFC) would like to invite you to join the communication campaign jointly rolled out by both networks with the aim to raise awareness of microfinance as a tool to fight social exclusion and unemployment in Europe around ...

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Research results

Microfinance in Europe. Social Performance Management Report  The Report presents current state of social performance practices of European microfinance sector in implementing SPM. The main achievements of the sector are positive contribution to sustainability of microbusinesses and support to excluded segments of population. The biggest challenges industry faces are setting S.M.A.R.T. goals during SPM implementation and providing non-financial services as ...

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Save the date! #2017AFF Alternative Finance Forum in Warsaw

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to learn and network with diverse alternative finance professionals representing a variety of business models and types of services. Alternative Finance Forum: Between Fintech and Social Finance Date:         October 5, 2017 Time:         9:00 – 17:00 Location:  Copernicus Conference Centre, Warsaw, Poland   Join us for this Alternative Finance Forum: Between ...

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