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3rd EUROPEAN MICROFINANCE DAY

  • 20|10|2017








    As part of its mission, EMN and MFC, in cooperation with the members of both networks in the European Union, will hold the 3rd European Microfinance Day on 20th October 2017 all across Europe

    Concept

    The aim of this initiative is to raise awareness at European level of the existence and added-value of the microfinance sector in its fight against social exclusion and unemployment. For this third edition of the European Microfinance Day, EMN and MFC will ask their members to organise local-level activities to spread the meaning and function of microfinance. The members have the possibility to organise the day in such a way that it best serves the development of the microfinance sector in their respective areas of activity.

    Main objectives

    To raise awareness among European citizens on the existence of microfinance and on its value to fight unemployment and social exclusion.

    ♣ To draw the attention of European media on how microfinance works in Europe and how it supports and helps the unemployed and European citizens excluded from the traditional financial sector.

    To exchange experiences within the European microfinance sector by giving visibility to the work of EMN & MFC members.

    To allow local members to draw the spotlight on their achievements and their missions at local level

    Main theme

    "Finance for All": the third edition of the European Microfinance Day will be focused our clients.

    The 3rd European Microfinance Day wants to put the focus on the underserved populations. We want to highlight their diversity, motivations, concerns, etc. and see how microfinance can better service their current and future needs.

    20 October 2017: Save the Date!

    We will bring soon further news on our Members' local action to celebrate the 3rd EMD


    Where: All Europe

  • EMN Webinar on MFIs & Fintechs: MicroBank’s pilot on psychometric scoring

  • 13|09|2017







    The webinar will present MicroBank’s innovative risk assessment model that uses psychometric data to assess creditworthiness among thin-file customers and to increase access to credit for the underserved.

    The aim of this session is to provide practical insights into the implementation of a pilot project on psychometric scoring, which was launched by MicroBank in partnership with the Entrepreneurial Finance Lab (EFL), a US-based fintech company.

    Roman Weissman Bermann, Risk Director at MicroBank will lead the webinar along with his guest from the Entrepreneurial Finance Lab.

    The session will be held on 13th September from 12 PM to 1 PM.

    Register for the webinar

  • 14th EMN Annual Conference

  • 22|06|2017

    The European Microfinance Network (EMN) will hold its 14th Annual Conference in Venice, Italy on the 22nd & 23rd June 2017.

    The purpose of the event is to be a meeting of minds, ideas and experiences. About 300 delegates are expected to attend, including microfinance practitioners from all over Europe, service providers, academics and researchers who are interested in the recent developments of the sector, as well as representatives from the other interested parties including policy makers, NGOs and guarantee-granting institutions.

    Attendees are invited to discuss and reflect upon the power of financial education for vulnerable populations, such as microfinance clients. Their economic fragility is linked to the perpetual imbalance between the financial offer and their actual financial needs. The asymmetry of information and the balance of power which tips in favour of the financial sector (at the cost of the citizen) hamper an effective use of financial products and services. Moreover, as time passes, we observe an even greater disparity as customers are less financially literate, while the products on offer become more sophisticated and complex.

    Thank you all for your participation! Find all the information on EMN Conference website.

  • Webinar on Strengthening vulnerable micro-enterprises through microinsurance: The Adie Experience

  • 31|05|2017

    Strengthening vulnerable micro-enterprises through microinsurance: The Adie Experience

    The webinar will highlight how Adie strengthens and secures its clients’ initiatives by protecting individuals and their professional assets with microinsurance.

    The aim of the session is to provide practical insights into the main features of the microinsurance products offered by Adie, to present lessons learnt so far and explain how this innovative product can be successfully adopted by other MFIs in Europe.

    Guest Speaker:

    Bruno Gautier | Microinsurance Director, Adie

    When

    Wed 31 May 2017 | 13:00 - 13:40 CEST

    Registration:

    Please register for the webinar here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar on the day.

  • EMN Webinar on Microfinance in Europe: Key Results from the EMN-MFC Survey Report 2014-2015

  • 06|12|2016

    Webinar on Microfinance in Europe: Key Results from the EMN-MFC Survey Report 2014-2015

    Tue 6 Dec 2016 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM CEST

    Objective

    The aim of the session is to present the key results of the Report “Microfinance in Europe: A Survey of EMN-MFC members” that was released in December 2016.

    This seventh edition of the Report on microfinance in Europe provides an overview of the sector developments on the main institutional characteristics, microloan portfolio, social and financial performance for the period 2014-2015, based on data collected through the Survey carried out for the first time as a collaboration between the European Microfinance Network (EMN) and the Microfinance Centre (MFC).

    Relisten to the webinar and download the presentations

    Download the report here

  • 2nd European Microfinance Day

  • 20|10|2016

    Creating opportunities beyond microcredit

    2nd European Microfinance Day

    20th October 2016, Brussels

     

    After the successful first edition, EMN & MFC are proud to announce the 2nd European Microfinance Day on the 20th October 2016.

    This initiative aims to highlight the existence of microfinance in Europe and on its purpose to fight social exclusion and unemployment.

    Main objectives:

    1. To draw the attention of European citizens on the existence of microfinance and on its value to fight unemployment and social exclusion.

    2. To draw the attention of European media on how microfinance works in Europe and how it supports and helps the unemployed and European citizens excluded from the traditional financial sector.

    3. To exchange experiences within the European microfinance sector by giving visibility to the work of EMN & MFC members.

    4. To allow local members to draw the spotlight on their achievements and their missions at local level.


    Find out more about the 2nd European Microfinance Day here

  • Webinar on Qredits’ e-learning courses for entrepreneurs

  • 28|09|2016


    Webinar on "Good Practices in non-financial services: 
    Qredits’ e-learning courses for entrepreneurs"

    Wed, 28 Sept 2016 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM CEST


    The webinar will highlight how Qredits’ e-learning courses allow for an innovative, cost-efficient and effective provision of trainings assisting entrepreneurs in building successful businesses. 

    The aim of the session is to provide practical insights into the implementation and main features of the e-learning courses offered by Qredits presenting also lessons learned from the adoption of this good practice by other MFIs in Europe. 

    Register for the webinar

  • 13th EMN Annual Conference

  • 16|06|2016




    The European Microfinance Network (EMN) will hold its 13th Annual Conference in Warsaw (Poland) on the 16th and 17th June 2016. The purpose of the event is to be a meeting of minds, ideas and experiences. About 300 delegates are expected to attend, including EMN member organisations, speakers, and representatives from other institutions active in the microfinance sector.

    Microfinance practitioners will be invited to share, exchange and challenge good practices in microfinance. EMN aims to achieve in-depth and interactive knowledge sharing within its plenary sessions, workshops, roundtable meetings, and open space dialogues.

    For more than 10 years, Microfinance has figured on the European agenda and shall remain there as long as we face social and financial exclusion in Europe. The number of challenges that the socially and financially excluded face has not ceased growing, and neither has the need of being responsive to these changes. Therefore, Microfinance Institutions (Who?) are increasingly offering a variety of products & services (What?) all across Europe, with the aim of satisfying the changing needs and wishes of the customers (for Whom?). However, it would seem like the definition of microfinance has not evolved in parallel over this past decade.

    Early Bird registration will open from 1st April.


    Visit the official EMN conference website to find out more!

  • 1st European Microfinance Day

  • 20|10|2015

    1st European Microfinance Day

    20th October 2015

    “What if we could turn job seekers into job creators?”


    The Microfinance Centre (MFC) and the European Microfinance Network (EMN) are proud to announce and invite you to the celebration of the first edition of this initiative in the EU.

    The 1st European Microfinance Day (EMD), 20th October 2015, aims at raising awareness of microfinance as a tool to fight social exclusion and unemployment in Europe. A central European event will be held in Brussels and a multitude of workshops, debates, expositions, meetings, etc. will take place at local level all across the EU-28, in collaboration with the members of both networks.

    The European Microfinance Day will be inaugurated with a high level opening session addressed to European economic and political decision-makers from the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Economic and Social Committee (EESC), and EU stakeholders in general.

    EMN and MFC will celebrate the 1st European Microfinance Day, and will do so in cooperation with the 180 members of both networks in the European Union. The 1st European Microfinance Day will be held on 20th October 2015 all across the EU.

    Find out more here



  • Microfinance promoting renewable energy to preserve the food chain

  • 17|09|2015


    Date: 17th September 2015 – 2:30 pm
    Workshop 100
    Location: Cascina Triulza, EXPO 2015 Milano

    Consult the Workshop Agenda here

    This seminar will explore how green microfinance initiatives and value chain finance should go “hand in hand” in providing adapted financial products and services to meet the needs of the producers, service providers, clients and consumers.

    The workshop aims to share interesting EU and non EU experiences so as to offers an opportunity to participants to consider microfinance tools for promoting green energies for the production of clean, sustainable and healthy food products. The event will contribute to increase the environmental awareness and the implementation of environmentally friendly initiatives and the discussion will contribute to the definition of simple and easy to be followed guidelines for actors and stakeholders interested in piloting and promoting project and investment experiences at EU level.

    For more information and to register contact:
    financeforfood@microfinanza-italia.org
    ritmi@microfinanza-italia.org

     

    RITMI and Microfinanza in collaboration with EaSI Technical Assistance to the European Microcredit Sector of fi compass/EIB, implemented by

  • EMN 12th Annual Conference

  • 18|06|2015



    Microfinance and banks: Are we the right partners?

    The European Microfinance Network (EMN) will hold its 12th Annual Conference in Dublin (Ireland) on the 18th & 19th of June 2015

    The event intends to be a meeting of minds, ideas and experiences. Over 300 participants are expected to attend, including EMN member organizations, speakers, and representatives from other institutions active in the microfinance sector.

    shamrockMicrofinance practitioners from both Europe and developing countries will be invited to share, exchange and challenge best practices in microfinance. EMN aims to achieve in-depth and interactive knowledge sharing within its plenary sessions, workshops, roundtable meetings, and open space dialogues.

    The general objective of the conference will be to discuss the cooperation potential between traditional financial institutions and the microfinance sector so that greater collaboration and cohesion is enhanced between both sectors in reaching out to the underserved.

    Read more...

    Visit regularly the official website of the EMN Annual Conference to be updated on the programme of the event, the speakers of the workshops, the panelist of the main sessions...

    Early Bird registration opens on March 16th.

    We are looking forward to meeting you in Dublin! 

  • Workshop: “The new EaSI Guarantee: Technical session about the procedures for application”

  • 21|04|2015

    The European Microfinance Network (EMN), in collaboration with the Microfinance Centre (MFC), is pleased to invite you to the workshop, to be celebrated on April 21st 2015 in Brussels:

    “The new EaSI Guarantee: Technical session about the procedures for application”

    The new EaSI Guarantee scheme is meant to be announced very shortly. For that reason, the main objective of the workshop will be help the Microfinance sector in Europe to access to the new instrument and learnt from the experienced actors the most important aspects to bear in mind during the application to the instrument.

    The objective of the workshop will be to analyze, in a very practical way, the procedures to be followed by the MFIs in order to apply for the new EaSI Guarantee: the new application procedures, the selection procedures, the Minimum Information Requirements, etc. will be analyzed from a very practical perspective, including some best practices from experienced applicants to the previous instruments.

    The workshop will count with the participation of the European Investment Fund and two MFIs with extensive experience in the application for the previous guarantee products under the European Progress Microfinance Facility: microStart & Qredits.

    The workshop is addressed to all European MFIs that plan to apply for the new EaSI Guarantee during the next few years.


    AGENDA

    09:45 Registration

    10:00 Introduction - Michal Petrik, European Commission - DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

    10:20 Presentation of the new EaSI Guarantee tool - Per-Erik Eriksson, Head of Microfinance - European Investment Fund (EIF)

    11:00 Practical experience from Qredits on the previous Progress Guarantee - Elwin Groenevelt, CEO - Qredits

    11:40 Practical experience from microStart on the previous Progress Guarantee - Patrick Sapy, CEO - microStart

    12.20 General discussion

    12:45 Conclusions

    13:00 Lunch


    When: Tuesday, April 21st 2015

    Where: microStart headquarters rue de Fiennes 77 - 1070 Brussels (BELGIUM)

     

    If you are interested in participating in the workshop, contact us for registration. 

  • EMN Exchange Visit on Qredits’ lessons learnt & the use of online tools

  • 26|02|2015

    (ONLY FOR EMN MEMBERS) 

    Attending to the demonstrated high interest among EMN members, this year's EMN Exchange Visit is organized around the experience of one relevant actor of the Microfinance sector in Europe: Qredits.

    Founded in 2009, Qredits is the only microfinance institution in the Netherlands operating at a national level. Qredits' mission is to offer funding and mentoring to entrepreneurs that are unable to obtain small commercial loans from banks despite agood business plan.


    Qredits offers two financing products: microcredit loans up to €50,000 and SME loans ranging from €50,000 to €250,000. The reason why Qredits generates so much interest among EMN members is for the innovative tools and processes that define their financing and coaching services offered and their performance in general.

    The Visit Echange Visit will take place at the headquarters of Qredits, in Almelo(Netherlands), on February 26th 2015, from 9am to 15pm.


    Programme

    9.00 – 9.30

    Welcome

    9.30h – 10.30

    Qredits presentation

    10.30 – 10.45

    Break

    10.45 – 11.45

    Parallel workshops

     

    · Use of online tools

     

    · How to reach your target group

    11.45 – 12.15

    Plenary: findings & comments

    12.15 – 13.00

    Lunch

    13.00 – 14.00

    Parallel workshops

     

    · Mentoring: managing a volunteer network

     

    · Risk credit scores

    14.15 – 15.00

    Plenary: Q&A


    Registration for the EMN Exchange Visit is already closed. 


    Where: Almelo, Netherlands

  • Webinar on the new EMN Strategy 2015-20 (Special session)

  • 28|01|2015

    (only for EMN members)

    The new 2015-20 EMN Strategy Plan was introduced to all of you for discussion during the Special Session that took place on 19th June 2014 in Lisbon.

    This second session, organized via webinar, aims at collecting and sharing further ideas with you. On this purpose, the Vice-President of the EMN Board (Fair Finance) will introduce to you the latest version of the EMN Strategy, which includes most of the inputs and comments received, for further discussion.

    The event will be the latest occasion to provide your inputs before a definitive version of the document is submitted to the EMN General Assembly to be held on 17th June 2015 in Dublin.

    Details to join the webinar will be provided by private email to EMN members.

  • EMN Exchange Visit on European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision and EaSI funding

  • 01|12|2014

    European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision and EaSI funding


    Course of Action

    This year’s EMN Exchange Visit is organized around two main chapters and happening at two different locations in Brussels. The morning session is organized by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank. After a networking lunch at the Charlemagne Building (EC), the EMN will organize transportation to bring registered participants to the field visit to the headquarters of microStart (Belgian MFI) for the afternoon session. 


    Context and Content

    The European Commission is pleased to invite you to an EaSI technical assistance workshop which will focus on the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision.

    The purpose of this workshop is to address the practical implementation of the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision (the Code) in relation to:

    1. the EaSI technical assistance for microcredit providers that that will be made available under the new period 2014-2020; and

    2. the adherence to the Code by public and private bodies willing to benefit from funding opportunities in the framework of the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI), the successor programme of Progress Microfinance.

    AGENDA for the morning session

    10:00 - 10:40 Registration and Welcome Coffee

    10:40 - 10:50 Agenda of Today’s Workshop

    10:50 - 11:10 Presentation I:

    Eligibility for Funding under EaSI: Adherence to the Code

    European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion


    11:10 - 11:20 Q&A

    11:20 - 11:55 Presentation II:

    Assessing MFIs Compliance with the Code: Role and Sequence of Evaluation Process

    European Commission, DG Regional and Urban Policy


    11:55 - 12:10 Coffee Break

    12:10 - 12:30 Presentation III:

    Practical Experience Implementing the Code

    Stefanie Lämmermann – Project Manager, DMI Deutsches Mikrofinanz Institut


    12:30 - 13:00 Q&A/Feedback: Implementation of the Code

    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and Networking


    The field visit to microStart will inscribe itself in a continuation of the morning session, by giving it a more practical orientation. microStart’s business model is unique in the European microfinance landscape as it succeeded in incorporating the European Investment Fund (EIF) into its board of directors. Registration to the field visit to microStart is already closed due to limited space.

    To access to the programme & practical information, and find out how to register in the morning session (deadline extended until November 25th), please click here. Places are limited! 

  • EMN Workshop on Social Performance - EMW, Luxembourg

  • 13|11|2014


    Within the framework of the European Microfinance WeekEMN organizes a workshop on

    "Social Performance:
    Cross-learning from North and South -
    forging together on the pathway forward"


    The session will take place on November 13th at 11:45 am in Luxembourg (Abbaye de Neumunster) and will count on the expertise of the following key speakers:

    Mrs. Marcella Corsi - EMN Idea Lab on Social Performance / Sapienza University of Rome

    Mrs. Marie-Anna Bénard - CERISE

    Mrs. Laura Foose - SPTF (Social Performance Task Force)

    Moderated by Isabelle Barrès - The Smart Campaign, the discussion will revolve around one proven fact: sound social performance is at the core of the microfinance industry. Microfinance providers want to see positive social outcomes of their work, and in order to reach their goals, need to clearly define what they want to accomplish and how they will get there. 

    To do so, this session will explore how the microfinance industry has pursued and supported social performance globally. What has worked? What have been the challenges? Are there key differences in the approach from MFIs in the North and MFIs in the South that we can learn from? Are there commonalities that are worth building on to strengthen social performance worldwide?

    Registration to the European Microfinance Week is necessary to participate in the workshop.

  • Webinar on the EMN Overview Survey Report on a crossroads

  • 29|10|2014


    EMN’s first webinar comes along with the publication of the EMN Microcredit Overview Survey Report on 2012-13. Rather than only presenting you the main conclusions, we would like to stimulate a discussion on the path forward of the publication. We would like to have your constructive feedback on the present report and collect ideas from you (“crowdsourcing”) on:

    - How can we further improve the Overview Survey Report to make it more representative of the situation of the sector?

    - Do you think that a more specific definition of microcredit would be needed to improve representativeness? If yes, which suggestions do you have about this definition?

    - What are your suggestions to make this report a valuable source of information on the European Microfinance Sector?


    The webinar will be moderated by Caroline LENTZ, Operations Manager at EMN, and presented by Michael UNTERBERG, Senior consultant and member of the Executive Board at Evers & Jung, and Benjamin SARPONG, consultant at Evers & Jung, both co-authors of the two last editions of the EMN Overview Survey Report.


    Click here to register in the EMN webinar


    Please notice that this webinar will be in English and no translation will be provided. Login information will be provided once your registration is confirmed.

    Do you have any question? Contact us here

    We hope you can join us!


  • EMN Annual Conference 2014

  • 19|06|2014

    11th EMN Annual Conference - Lisbon

    The European Microfinance Network (EMN) will hold its 11th Annual Conference in Lisbon, Portugal on June 19th and 20th, 2014. The intention of the event is to be a meeting of minds, ideas and experiences. Over 350 participants are expected to attend, including EMN member organizations, speakers, and representatives of other institutions active in the microfinance sector.

    One central theme: “Employment – Challenges and Opportunities for Microfinance”

    Europe faces one of the most serious economic crises in history.

    Microfinance and microcredit in particular play an important role in job creation and help people achieve their goals. As we cross this period of crisis, microfinance can help create opportunities for entrepreneurs, people with the will and initiative to succeed. Here we include young people, with a university degree, that seek an opportunity to create their own jobs. This is a new and growing trend for which we must be prepared.

    In many countries, young people are facing a bleak future of joblessness with far-reaching repercussions and talk of a lost generation, the effects of which will ripple far into the future. Policy-makers in the EU appear to be powerless to halt this trend, despite trying hard to put measures into place to counter it.

    The conference will focus mainly on the challenges linked to this new European landscape:

    • What is microfinance doing to give a proper response to the current environment?
    • What are the challenges and opportunities for microfinance that arise from this context?
    • What is the true impact of microfinance in entrepreneurs’ lives?
    • How can the social impacts be effectively measured?

    This conference will be a unique opportunity for the participants to analyze how the sector in Europe should respond to the various challenges that have emerged after the financial crisis to build a more social, financial and entrepreneurially inclusive Europe while also supporting an effective response to unemployment.

    Download the full theme description... 

     
    You can find us on twitter @EMNMicrofinance. We dedicated a special hashtag to the conference! You are welcome to use  #EMN_AC_14 to express your observations, opinions,  questions and pictures from the conference!


    Where: Lisbon (Portugal)

  • Friends of European Microfinance - Inaugural meeting of the European Parliament

  • 18|02|2014

    The European Parliament and the European Microfinance Network (EMN) are pleased to invite you to the Inaugural Meeting of the European Parliament "Friends of European Microfinance".

    Microfinance empowers people from all walks of life, all over the world, to start their own businesses with small (micro) loans often no larger than a few thousand euros. There are many truly inspirational stories to be heard and I would be delighted if we could get a real debate going on European microfinance and how we can make it grow from within the European Parliament. The European Microfinance Network, along with some of the most relevant actors of the microfinance sector in Europe, will be on hand to provide more information and insight.

    The meeting will take place on the 18th of February, in the late afternoon from 5pm 'til 6.30pm. 

    The Parliament, room A1H1, will host the participants.

    More information here...

    Attendance is free upon registration at syed.kamall@europarl.europa.eu or j.ramirez@european-microfinance.org 


    Where: Room A1H1, Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels

  • EMN Exchange Visit on EU Funds

  • 18|12|2013

    EMN is organizing an Exchange Visit on the EU Funds for 2014-20 at its headquarters in Brussels. 

    It is still unclear for many microfinance actors across Europe which funding opportunities are going to be offered during the forthcoming EU budgetary period 2014-20. What is the future of the European Progress Microfinance Facility (EPMF)? What entails the EaSI Programme (Employment and Social Innovation Programme)? Are the EU Special Support Instruments (Jasmine a.o.) going to be continued? ... 

    EU representatives from DG REGIO and DG EMPL are invited to speak about the future EU Funding opportunities for microfinance, while two MFIs (Credal and microStart) will share their experience in applying for EU Funds. This EMN Exchange Visit will be celebrated in the morning. Consult the program...

    The Visit will go live through the webstreaming! This is a great occasion for you to follow it at distance. 
    We will publish the video of the streaming very soon, here,  on our website!


    Where: Brussels (Belgium), Rue de la Presse 4

  • Jasmine Workshop: Cooperation with banks and corporate governance

  • 17|12|2013

    In the 90’s a broad consensus arose on the complementarity between commercial banks and microfinance institutions (MFIs) to address the financial needs of diverse clients. The commercialisation process has established itself as one of the main drivers guiding the evolution of the microfinance market, thus showing that the two “worlds” are getting closer. In some regions of the world, especially in Latin America and India, this leads to the emergence of microfinance banks. In Europe, microfinance development is mainly supported by the MFIs and less by the banks with some well-known exceptions. The 2009-11crisis intensified this general trend by preventing commercial banks to any further downscaling or to enter the microfinance market segment. On the other hand, good corporate governance plays a fundamental role in creating transparency and boosting the MFIs’ reputation, both of which are key factors in attracting new investors and partners. 

    Download here the abstract of the workshop, and the program

    The event is organized by the European Microfinance Network in the framework of the Jasmine Initiative (Joint Action to Support Microfinance Institution in Europe - funded by the EC, the EIB and the EIF).


    Where: ESBG office - Rue Marie Thérèse 11, Brussels (Belgium)

  • 13th EMN Annual Conference

  • 30|11|-1



    The European Microfinance Network (EMN) will hold its 13th Annual Conference in Warsaw (Poland) on the 16th and 17th June 2016. The purpose of the event is to be a meeting of minds, ideas and experiences. About 300 delegates are expected to attend, including EMN member organisations, speakers, and representatives from other institutions active in the microfinance sector.

    Microfinance practitioners will be invited to share, exchange and challenge good practices in microfinance. EMN aims to achieve in-depth and interactive knowledge sharing within its plenary sessions, workshops, roundtable meetings, and open space dialogues.

    For more than 10 years, Microfinance has figured on the European agenda and shall remain there as long as we face social and financial exclusion in Europe. The number of challenges that the socially and financially excluded face has not ceased growing, and neither has the need of being responsive to these changes. Therefore, Microfinance Institutions (Who?) are increasingly offering a variety of products & services (What?) all across Europe, with the aim of satisfying the changing needs and wishes of the customers (for Whom?). However, it would seem like the definition of microfinance has not evolved in parallel over this past decade.

    Early Bird registration will open from 1st April.


    Visit the official EMN conference website to find out more!