|EaSI TA events - Workshops and Mutual Learning|
|2015 - Microfinance promoting renewable energy to preserve the food chain|
|2015 - The new EaSI Guarantee: Technical session about the procedures for application|
|Jasmine - The importance of corporate governance for MFIs development|
|Jasmine - Innovative techniques for offering non-financial services|
|Jasmine - Alternative models to fund micro-enterprises|
|Jasmine - The double bottom line in the European microfinance: comparing business models|
|Jasmine - Social inclusion/personal lending: a new trend in microfinance?|
|Jasmine - Savings, the forgotten half of microfinance?|
|Jasmine - How to increase outreach towards specific target groups?|
|Jasmine - European Code of Good Conduct Desk|
|Jasmine - Innovative ways to raise funds and attract new investments|
|Jasmine - Cooperation between banks and MFIs|
|2012 - Accessing EU programmes available for microfinance|
|2012 - Importance of local currency lending|
|2012 - Promotion of the European Code of Good Conduct and labeling of EU MFIs|
|2012 - Public - Private Partnership (PPP) models in Microfinance|
|2012 - Microfinance regulatory frameworks in EU|
|2012 - Business Development Services: who is going to pay for it?|
|2012 - Measuring and Managing Social Performance|
|2012 - Downscaling into microfinance by banks|
|2012 - The role of capacity building in the development of a solid EU microfinance industry|
|2011 - Management information systems|
|2011 - Good governance of MFIs in Europe|
|2011 - Foreign exchange risk management techniques|
|2011 - Strategic planning and the sustainability of MFIs in the European Union|
|2011 - European Commission’ Code of Good Conduct for Microfinance Providers|
Out of the Jasmine context, during 2015 EMN will continue organising workshops and trainings for the benefit of its members and the Microfinance sector.
Click on the right menu to access to the respective outputs and minutes from the sessions.The next workshop: Microfinance promoting renewable energy to preserve the food chain
The JASMINE initiative (Joint Action to support microfinance institutions in Europe) was launched in November 2007 by DG Regio. It aims at better promoting microcredit in the European Union, in support of growth and employment. The global objective of the JASMINE initiative is to support well-established or greenfield MFIs (or MFIs in their development phase) improve the quality of their operations, to develop and become sustainable. The objective is to establish partnerships between these MFIs and banks or financial institutions.
With an initial budget of 20 million Euro, JASMINE is financed by the EIB, with the additional financial support from the European Commission (Directorate General for Regional Policy), and managed by the European Investment Fund.
JASMINE comprises of funding, technical assistance, three-year pilot phase to identify best practices, publications, conferences, seminars, exchange visits, and a Code of conduct.
EMN aisbl has been chosen to implement a new project within JASMINE initiative called ‘Microfinance Development Services’ and built around the organization of workshops. At least one MFI has to be associated with each workshop. Workshops are open to individuals, micro entrepreneurs, micro enterprises and other people and organisations interested in microfinance in the European Union.
EIF Topic for Jasmine
Proposed WS date
|The importance of corporate governance for MFIs development||December 17th 2013||Brussels, Belgium||EMN / ESBG|
|Innovative techniques for offering non-financial services||November 29th 2013||Bucharest, Romania||EMN / Patria Credit|
|Alternative models to fund microenterprises: P2P lending, guarantees and micro-equity||November 14th-16th 2013||Luxembourg, Luxembourg||European Microfinance Week|
|Comparing business models in European microfinance||October 15th 2013||Milan, Italy||Permicro-RITMI|
|Social inclusion/personal lending: a new trend in microfinance?||September 17th 2013||Paris, France||Convergences World Forum|
|Savings the forgotten half of microfinance?||July 4th 2013||The Hague, The Netherlands||The Hague University of Applied Sciences|
|How to increase outreach towards specific target groups||June 26th 2013||Stockholm, Sweden||EMN AC|
|Raising funds and attract new investments||June 25th 2013||Stockholm, Sweden||EMN AC|
|Implementing the European Code of Good Conduct||June 25th-26th 2013||Stockholm, Sweden||EMN AC|
|Cooperation between banks and MFIs||April 22nd 2013||Majorca, Spain||FEBEA General Assembly|
The European Commission (through the European Investment Fund-EIF) provides Technical Assistance to selected microfinance institutions (MFIs) and micro-credit providers active in the European Union to increase the quality of their internal processes. EMN aisbl has been selected to provide this technical assistance and is currently engaged in assignments with two MFIs: Crédal (Belgium) and Qredits (The Netherlands).