1st European Microfinance Day  |  20th October 2015

What if we could turn job seekers into job creators?

The European Microfinance Network (EMN) and the Microfinance Centre (MFC) 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 on the 19th October 2015 addressed to European economic and political decision-makers from the European institutions

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, as framework to achieve the following:

  • Explain to the political decision makers the benefits of microfinance and present them some lines of a policy agenda for the development of the sector.

  • Draw the attention of European media to how microfinance actually works in Europe and to how it supports European citizens, unemployed or excluded from the traditional financial sector.

  • Exchange experiences within the European microfinance sector by giving visibility to the performance of EMN & MFC members.

  • Allow local members to increase awareness of their achievements and mission at local level. 

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