For EMN "European Year 2010 for combating poverty and social exclusion" is an opportunity to further stress the link between social and financial exclusion and to promote microfinance as an efficient tool to combat poverty. We encourage our members to take up this opportunity to communicate on the role of microfinance in combating poverty!
Participation in the European Year will be open to the Member States, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States that are parties to the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement, to the candidate countries benefiting from a pre-accession strategy and countries from the Western Balkans, and to the countries covered by the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).
National focus weeks
The actions for the European Year 2010 are designed at EU and national level and may in particular include the following: meetings and events; information, promotional and educational campaigns; surveys and studies.
National Focus Weeks have been designated tin EU Member States during which thespotlight will be on their country.
For further information, get oin contact with your National Implementing Body.
The EU can grant non-financial support, i.e. written authorization to use the specific logo created for the European Year and other materials associated with the European Year, for initiatives carried out during the European Year and likely to make a significant contribution to achieve one or more of its objectives.
EU level events
For more information please contact Stefanie Lämmermann, EMN programme manager: email@example.com