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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.
  • 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

    Every year since 2004, EMN organises its Annual Conference, a major meeting in the sector's agenda bringing together all its actors. 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.
  • 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.
  • Strengthening Financial Inclusion through Digitalisation

    The SFIDE project (Strengthening Financial Inclusion through Digitalisation in Europe) aims to investigate the potential of technological and financial innovation to increase the efficiency of the inclusive finance sector, through the identification and promotion of best practices. It is the partners' flagship project on digitalisation, a topic of utmost importance especially at the dawn of the post-COVID era for the European microfinance sector.