European Microfinance Research Award

The 9th Edition
 of the European Microfinance Research Award is co-sponsored by the
Research Group "Financial Inclusion and New Entrepreneurship" of the Hague University of Applied Sciences and the European Microfinance Network (EMN).

We are happy to announce the names of the three finalists!

The winner will be announced during the 13th EMN Annual Conference. 

Good luck to the three of them!

Call for papers

In the run up to the 13th EMN Annual Conference, to be held in Warsaw on 16th and 17th June 2016, EMN is pleased to announce the re-launch of the European Microfinance Research Award co-sponsored by the Research Group « Financial Inclusion and New Entrepreneurship » of The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Once again, this year’s award comes with a grant of €1,000.

Papers eligible for selection should present ongoing or finalised research on issues related to microfinance in the European Union and EFTA countries exclusively. In line with this year’s Conference theme, papers challenging the existing European Commission definition of microfinance (in particular with reference to target groups and range of products provided) will be particularly valued as well as those focusing on financial inclusion.

Other subjects are equally welcome, e.g. those related to job creation, information technology and innovation, social performance measurement, impact assessment, and social entrepreneurship. Young researchers are especially invited to present their work for this award.

  • Submission of abstracts:  CLOSED

  • Acceptance notification: by Monday, 15th February 2016
  • Submission of full papers: Monday, 11th April 2016


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