Ahead of the MFC-EMN Annual Conference to be held in Bilbao Spain, from the 3rd to the 5th of October 2018, EMN is pleased to announce the 11th edition of the European Microfinance Research Award co-sponsored by the Research Group «Financial Inclusion and New Entrepreneurship» of The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Once again, this year’s award comes with a grant of €1,000.
Call for entrepreneurs!
In the framework of the MFC-EMN Annual Conference, to be held from the 3rd to the 5th October in Bilbao (Spain), the Microfinance Centre (MFC) and the European Microfinance Network (EMN) are pleased to launch a call for entrepreneurs with experience in the use of online tools and digital solutions to develop their businesses.
Selected candidates will be invited to participate and share their experience during one of the workshops included in the conference agenda.
EUROPEAN COMMISSION - RESEARCH & INNOVATION
The European Commission plans to launch a € 2 Million Horizon prize on social innovation in the area of Aging Population to stimulate novel replicable solutions for the benefit of European citizens. By 2025 more than 20% of Europeans will be 65 or over, with a particularly rapid increase in the number of people aged over 80 years.
The Erasmus+ Master Loan Guarantee Facility is an EU initiative managed and implemented by EIF on behalf of the DG Education and Culture of the European Commission launched in December 2014 in the context of Erasmus+, the EU programme aiming to boost student mobility in Europe.
The Erasmus+Master Loan Guarantee Facility aims to increase access to finance in order to enable students, regardless of their social background, to take a Master's Degree in another Erasmus+ programme country, as a contribution to tackling skills gaps in Europe.
The COSME Loan Guarantee Facility (LGF) is a window of the Single EU Debt Financial Instrument which supports European enterprises' growth and research and innovation (R&I).
LGF is part of COSME (Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises), an initiative launched by the European Commission and managed by EIF.
The Equity Facility for Growth (EFG) is a window of the Single EU Equity Financial Instrument which supports EU enterprises' growth and research and innovation (R&I) from the early stage, including seed, up to expansion and growth stage.
EFG – managed by EIF – is part of COSME (Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises), an initiative launched by the European Commission.
The objective of this Open Call for Expression of Interest, launched by the European Investment Fund, is to select eligible financial institutions to become Financial Intermediaries under the InnovFin SME Guarantee Facility (the “Facility”), window of the single EU debt financial instrument.
The objective of this Open Call for Expression of Interest, launched by the European Investment Fund, is to select eligible financial institutions to become Financial Intermediaries under the EaSI Guarantee Financial Instrument (“EaSI Guarantee” or “the Facility”).
This Open Call for Expression of Interest is addressed and restricted to:
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the European Commission recently announced a new initiative to help micro-credit and social enterprise finance providers develop their businesses under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).
The objective of this instrument is to build up the institutional capacity of selected financial intermediaries that have not yet reached sustainability or are in need of risk capital to sustain their growth and development.