Microfinance Good Practices Europe Award



Giordano Dell'Amore 

MICROFINANCE GOOD PRACTICES EUROPE AWARD

By Fondazione Giordano Dell’Amore & European Microfinance Network

8th Edition 2015 – 2016

Congratulations to the winners!

Fondazione Giordano Dell'Amore and the European Microfinance Network (EMN) are pleased to announce that during the 13th EMN Annual Conference, held in Warsaw on 16th & 17th June, Microcredit Foundation Horizonti from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was selected as the 2016 winner of the Giordano Dell'Amore Microfinance Good Practices Europe Award.

Horizonti's proposal "Flexible agri-loan product – an innovative model contributing to the improvement of clients' business performance and loyalty" has been awarded for its contribution to the advancement of the microfinance good practices frontier in Europe and the introduction of innovative and valuable elements for the economic and social development of microfinance clients.

The finalist institutions have been selected!

On 18th March the Selection Committee, composed of national and international microfinance experts, selected the three finalist institutions of the eighth edition of the Giordano Dell’Amore Microfinance Good Practices:

The Award winner of the eighth edition of the Giordano Dell’Amore Microfinance Good Practices Europe Award will be chosen among the three candidates short-listed by the Award Committee and will be announced during the 13th Edition of the European Microfinance Network Annual Conference scheduled for 16th & 17th June in Warsaw.

The Award winner will receive 50,000 euros. The funds awarded must be reinvested for the development and implementation of new projects in Europe or towards the core costs of existing services.

8 applications received!

14th February was the deadline to submit proposals for the eighth edition of the Giordano Dell'Amore Microfinance Good Practices Europe Award. Fondazione Giordano Dell'Amore and the European Microfinance Network are pleased to announce that 8 institutions from 8 countries applied for the Award this year.

We received applications from the below institutions.

COUNTRY

INSTITUTION

Albania 

Fondi Besa sh.a.

Belgium

Crédal SCRL-FS

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Eki Microcredit Foundation

Bulgaria

Sis Credit

Kosovo

KosInvest

Serbia

Opportunity Bank Serbia

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Microcredit Foundation Horizonti

Turkey

Turkish Grameen Microfinance Program (TGMP)



IMPORTANT: the list refers to all applications received by the Award Secretariat before the deadline and to whom was sent a confirmation of receipt in accordance with the Article 3 of the Terms and Conditions. If, for technical problems, your institution sent the application before the deadline but did not receive confirmation of receipt and therefore does not appear in the list, please contact the Award Secretariat at award@fgda.org

COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT

The Giordano Dell’Amore Microfinance Good Practices Europe Award, promoted by Fondazione Giordano Dell’Amore and the European Microfinance Network (EMN), aims to increase the understanding of the importance of microfinance as a tool to fight poverty and social exclusion in Europe, to encourage European microfinance practitioners to share good and transferable practices in the field of microfinance, and to promote and spread these good practices to other microfinance agencies in Europe.

The Award is open to any European institution or organisation directly or indirectly involved, for at least 12 months prior to the date of application, in the financial inclusion of people excluded from mainstream financial services or with a limited access to them in European Union1 or EFTA2 countries.

In accordance with the 2016 13th EMN Annual Conference theme (Who, What and for Whom? Shaping European Microfinance), the topic of the Giordano Dell’Amore Microfinance Good Practices Europe Award 2015-2016 is: “Products, services and target clients for a better understanding of microfinance today”. The initiatives presented must focus on existing products/services and/or target clients better representing the institution’s microfinance perspective.

Applicants are required to complete the Application Form (First, Second and Third Sections) in English and send it in digital format by email to award@fgda.org by 14th February 2016 at 12.00 am CET (midnight). Applications will be accepted according to the date and time of receipt by the Award Secretariat, who will then send a confirmation of receipt.

The Selection Committee will select the three best experiences that will be included in a Short-List (finalists) and published on Fondazione Giordano Dell’Amore and EMN websites by 18th March 2016.

The Award winner will be chosen by the Award Committee and this winning organisation will be announced during the 13th edition of the European Microfinance Network Annual Conference scheduled for the 16th & 17th June 2016, in Warsaw. The Award winner will receive €50,000. The funds awarded must be reinvested in the development and implementation of new projects or the expansion of existing ones.


Terms and Conditions    |      Application Form (word)


For further information: award@fgda.org

 

1 Members States of the EU (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom); Candidate countries (Albania, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey); Potential candidates (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo).
2 EFTA countries: Iceland; Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland


Further information regarding past editions (announcements, terms and conditions, conferences, etc).