Activities

Peer-to-peer visits
        Nov 2012 - Microcrédit Solidaire Suisse (Switzerland) & Qredits Microfinanciering Nederland (Netherlands)
       October 2012 - CREDAL (Belgium) & PSYBT (Uk)
       October 2012 - CP'AC (Spain) & Deutsches Mikrofinanz Institut (Germany)
       May 2012 - FEA (Hungary) & Credinfo Ltd. (Hungary) & Microcrédit Solidaire Suisse (Switzerland)
       Apr 2011 - Center for Microfinance INHolland (Netherlands) & ACAF (Spain)
       Sep-Nov 2010 - NCN (Norway) & Qredits (Netherlands) & FEA (Hungary)
       Jul 2010 - Neem (Sweden) & PerMicro (Italy)
       Apr 2010 - ANDC (Portugal) & Adie (France)
       Mar 2010 - Transformando (Spain) & New Economics Foundation (UK)
       May 2013 - Qredits (Netherland) & PerMicro (Italy)
       Jun 2013 - microStart (Belgium) & ADIE (France)
       Sep 2013 - DMI (Germany) & FGDA -RITMI- (Italy)
       Nov 2013 - PerMicro (Italy) & Qredits (Netherlands)
       March 2014 - FEA / CREDINFO (Hungary) & CEEI Burgos (Spain)
       April 2014 - Fondi BESA (Albania) & FEA (Hungary)
       July 2014 - Hefboom (Belgium) & Qredits (The Netherlands)
       May 2015 - FEA & CRÉA-SOL
       May 2015 - FEA & Groupe ESC Dijon Bourgogne
       Oct 2015 - microStart & Microfinance Ireland visit Qredits
       Dec 2015 - MicroLux (BNP) & PerMicro
       May 2016 - Fundación Oportunitas & microStart
       May 2016 - FEA & ANDC
       OCT 2016 - ADIE & MICROSTART VISITED MICROBANK / LA CAIXA
Debates & Webinars
       November 2013 - The Impact of Microfinance as Active Inclusion Strategy
       May 2013 - Meeting the economic and social needs of migrants, which role for Microfinance?
       December 2012 - Microfinance as a tool of active ageing
       November 2011 - Saving as a route to social inclusion in Europe: evidence, challenges and opportunities
       May 2011 - The work of Savings Banks in Microcredit in Europe
       April 2011 - Microfinance in Belgium. Microcredit: A Tool for Economic Integration.
       December 2010 - Asset Building: Moving beyond Microcredit as a tool to combat poverty in Europe
       September 2010 - Microfinance in Europe: current status and social performance implications
       July 2010 - Microfinance as Response to the Crisis: the European Progress Microfinance Facility
       October 2014 - Webinar on The EMN Overview Survey Report on a crossroads
       January 2015 - Webinar on The EMN Strategy 2015-2020
       November 2015 - Webinar on Good Practice on Social Performance Management from Mi-Bospo
       December 2015 - Webinar on Good Practice in rural microfinance: OBS tablet technology as a tool for improving service to small rural farmers in Serbia
       September 2016 - Webinar on Good Practices in non-financial services: Qredits’ e-learning courses for entrepreneurs
       December 2016 - Webinar on Microfinance in Europe: Key Results from the EMN-MFC Survey Report 2014-2015
Exchange visits
       2012 - Exchange visit Brussels (Belgium) on Process of Business Microloans
       2010 - Exchange Visit Lisbon (Portugal)
       2010 - Exchange Visit Warsaw (Poland)
       2013 - Exchange Visit Brussels (Belgium) on EU Funds
       2014 - Exchange Visit Brussels (Belgium): EaSI workshop for microcredit providers & Field Visit to microStart
       2015 - Exchange Visit Almelo (Netherlands) on Qredit's lessons learnt & the use of online tools
       2016 - Exchange Visit Paris (France) on European Social Fund and Microfinance
Latest actions
Workshops and Trainings
       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 - Innovative ways to raise funds and attract new investments
       Jasmine - European Code of Good Conduct Desk
       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
       Jasmine - The double bottom line in the European microfinance: comparing business models
       Jasmine - Alternative models to fund micro-enterprises
       Jasmine - Innovative techniques for offering non-financial services
       Jasmine - The importance of corporate governance for MFIs development
       Jasmine - Cooperation between banks and MFIs
       2015 - The new EaSI Guarantee: Technical session about the procedures for application
       2015 - Microfinance promoting renewable energy to preserve the food chain
       EaSI TA events - Workshops and Mutual Learning
Think-tanks and Idea-labs
       National Networks Committee
       Former Idea Labs & Working Groups
       Idea-Lab on International Cooperation on Microfinance
       Idea Lab on the 14th EMN Annual Conference 2017
       Sub-Contracting Committee
       Research Committee
       Think Tank on Social Performance Management
Capacity building
Information exchange
Advocacy
Other projects
Helpdesk
Annual Conferences
       Microfinance Good Practices Europe Award
       European Microfinance Research Award
Microfinance for migrants in the EU
       News & Publications
       Workshops
       Contact
       Download
       Questionnaire
European Good Practices in rural microfinance
       Project
       News & Publications
       Workshops & Seminars
       Contacts
1st European Microfinance Day
       Opening session - 19/10/2015
       Workshop on Regulations and laws for microfinance in the EU - 20/10/2015
       Press Corner | Videos | Media Coverage
       The 1st European Microfinance Day across the EU-28 | Local Action
       The opening session in pictures
       Presentation
EaSI Technical Assistance
       Contact
2nd European Microfinance Day
       Concept & Purpose
       Event in Brussels
       1st European Microfinance Day
       Presentation
       Local Action
       Communication Outputs: press release & pictures
       Watch: Non-Financial Services according to EMN & MFC members
ATM for SMEs
       Publications
       Contacts

Publications

Other EMN publications
       Research Working Group: Social Performance in European Microfinance
       Research Working Group: What do we really know about BDS?
       IT Working Group: the use of technology in Microfinance
       Legal & Regulatory Working Group: A Collection of Case Studies on the Legal and Regulatory Framework for Microfinance Provision
       Research Working Group: Microfinance as a Tool of Active Ageing
       The Importance of a Microfinance Legislation for the Development of the Sector in Spain
       Microfinance Growth Stories in the EU - A comparison of growth strategies of the members of the EMN working group on Growth and key findings for peer exchange
       The Impact of Microfinance as Active Inclusion Strategy
       The German ‘Mikrokreditwunder’: Lessons learned – challenges encountered
       EMN Working Paper: European microfinance and social performance: where do we stand?
       Credit Scoring in the European (Micro)finance Sector
       Credit Risk Management and Credit Scoring: State of the art and perspective
       La microfinance en Europe vis-à-vis de la performance sociale: où en sommes-nous?
       European Good Practices in rural microfinance
External resources
       ESF funds for microfinance
       Youth unemployment: Engage, Reform, Adapt
       Green Action Plan for SMEs
       The impact of professional microcredit in France and in developed countries
       How to access EU Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020
       Best practices on microfinance for migrants at the European level: indicators and categories
       Guidelines for SME Access to Finance Market Assessments
       Interregional cooperation programme 2014-2020, INTERREG EUROPE
       Microfinance Banana Skins 2014: Facing reality
       Green Microfinance in Europe
       Inside Community Finance - The CDFI Industry in the UK 2014
       Microfinance Barometer 2014
       Measuring Financial Inclusion in the EU: the New “Financial Inclusion Score”
       Debt, Borrowing and Over-Indebtedness: a country-level monitoring framework
       Final Workshop Report on “Microfinance for SMEs in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Region"
       Microfinance Barometer 2015
       Performance Monitoring Report of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation 2014
       Evaluating the Impact of European Microfinance – The Foundations
       The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015 - Policies for Self-employment and Entrepreneurship
       Employment and Social Developments in Europe 2015
       Factsheet - Financial instruments working with microfinance
       MFC Policy Paper No. 3: Of Mice and Unemployed: Rethinking Micro-Enterprise & Small-Business Policies in the EU
       MFC Policy Paper No. 4: Too Little or Too Much Credit: Small Business Indebtedness in the EU
       Microfinance under the European Social Fund 2014-2020
       Microfinance, what is it all about? Molenaar, K. & Lehmann, J-M.
       It is beautiful but remains small... Kraaij, A. & Molenaar, K.
       They are not yet seen, but... Hybrid Entrepreneurship emerging in a changing society. Molenaar, K.
       Entrepreneurs May Have Many Faces - By Various Authors
       Microfinance Barometer 2016
       Financial services for all: A CSFI ‘Banana Skins’ survey of the risks in financial inclusion
       Evaluation and Analysis of Good Practices in Promoting and Supporting Migrant Entrepreneurship
       MFC Research paper: Measuring Financial Inclusion in the EU: Financial Inclusion Score Approach
       MFC Research paper: Financing Gap and SME Employment Growth: Beyond Access to Finance
       MFC Policy Paper No. 5: Demystifying the Role of Microfinance in Job Creation
       Supporting “generation start-up”: Opportunities for Hungarian MFIs
       Supporting “generation start-up”: Opportunities for Romanian MFIs
Magazines
       March 2013 - Migrants' financial inclusion in the EU: which role for the microfinance sector?
       December 2012 - Microfinance as a support to Senior Entrepreneurship
       December 2011 - Microfinance: an economic integration tool for young people in Europe
       December 2010 - Microfinance and Asset Building in Europe
       June 2010 - Banks and Microfinance in Europe
       March 2014 - Credit crunch and its consequences: alternative paths shaping the European credit sector
       May 2015 - Crowdfunding and P2P lending: which opportunities for Microfinance?
       May 2016 - Personal loans: the forgotten half of microcredit?
Policy Notes
       December 2012 - Active Ageing in the European Union
       December 2012 - Perspectives for EU Financial Instruments for Microfinance and SMEs
       December 2012 - Overview of the microcredit sector in the European Union 2010-11
       October 2012 - Saving: the forgotten half of microfinance?
       December 2011 - Microfinance and Youth Employment
       December 2011 - BDS and Microfinance in Europe
       December 2011 - European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision
       September 2010 - Microfinance and the National Action Plans for Social Inclusion
       June 2010 - Overview of the Microcredit sector in the European Union 2008-2009
       November 2013 - The Social Investment Package
       November 2013 - Implementation of the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision
       November 2013 - The role of Microfinance and Entrepreneurship during the next EU budgetary period 2014-2020
       December 2013 - The role of Green Microfinance and its potential on job creation in Europe
       August 2014 - Microfinance and Social Entrepreneurship
       September 2014 - The EMN Overview of the Microcredit Sector in the European Union 2012-13
       November 2014 - The 11th EMN Annual Conference: Employment, Challenges and Opportunities for Microfinance
       December 2014 - The role of Microfinance and Self Controlled Financing Systems
       July 2015 - The 12th EMN AC: Microfinance and Banks, are we the right partners?
       October 2015 - Sector proposals to increase the impact of Microfinance in the EU
       December 2015 - Sector proposals following EIB’s announced support for refugees
Research papers
        December 2012 - EMN Research on Senior Entrepreneurship
       November 2012 - EMN study for Youth Entrepreneurship
       June 2011 - Microfinance and Business Development Services in Europe. What can we learn from the South?
       April 2011 - Microfinance in Europe and its Outreach to Target Groups
       December 2013 - European Green Microfinance: a first look
       June 2015 - Microfinance Institutions and Banks in Europe: The story to date
Microfinance overview surveys
       Overview of the Microcredit Sector in the European Union 2010-2011
       Overview of the Microcredit Sector in the European Union 2008-2009
       Overview of the Microcredit Sector in the European Union 2012-2013
       EMN-MFC Survey Report 2014-2015
Good practices
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       Advocacy & Regulations
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       Montenegro
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       The Netherlands
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