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European Microfinance Network (EMN)

European Microfinance Research Award (only for accepted abstracts)

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European Microfinance Network (EMN)

Call for entrepreneurs to join the MFC-EMN Annual Conference

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European Commission

Horizon Prize for Social Innovation in Europe

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What we do

Advocacy

The development of microfinance in Europe has encountered many legal and political obstacles. It is therefore important that the European Microfinance Network be strongly involved in advocacy on a wide range of issues related to microfinance, micro-enterprises, social and financial exclusion, self-employment and employment creation.

Helpdesk

Do you have a question about financial inclusion in the EU? Want to know more about EU financial instruments for microfinance programs? Looking for recent access to financial research initiatives? Are you curious to find out how the European Code of Conduct works? We have answers for you!

Webinars

One of the many functions of the European Microfinance Network (EMN) is to organise debates and webinars addressing a wide range of subjects pertinent to microfinance in Europe. These activities are a chance to foster an exchange of ideas among different partners, and contribute to spreading knowledge of microfinance throughout Europe.

Peer-to-Peer Visits

The peer-to-peer exchange visits, exclusively intended for EMN members, provide each EMN member with the opportunity to visit another member on a specific theme, in order to deepen the understanding of their work, to encourage exchange of good practices and to develop expertise. These bilateral exchanges, tailor-made to members' needs and expectations, also facilitate cooperation and collaboration between EMN members.

Working Groups

EMN organises Working Groups to strengthen the involvement of its members in the Network. The activities carried out by the different Working Groups are very diverse: organisation of workshops, elaboration of research papers, publications, creation of new tools for microfinance management, etc.

Annual Conference

The organisation of the Annual Conference is EMN’s main activity. Every year since 2004, we have organised this major meeting. Today, our conferences bring together around 300 participants with varying backgrounds, attract sponsors and investors along with EU representatives, and are a wonderful experience for information exchange and networking for everyone interested in European microfinance!

European Microfinance Day

The European Microfinance Day initiative was launched in 2015 as a tool to highlight the impact of the microfinance sector in Europe from a social and an economic perspective.

  • Get access to other members' financial data
  • Participate in and create working groups
  • Find your peers by expertise, geographic area
  • Organise and attend microcredit events
  • Promote your publications and calls for proposals
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