The European Microfinance Day was launched in 2015 as a tool to highlight the impact of the microfinance sector in Europe from a social and an economic perspective.
The main objectives of the European Microfinance Day are:
- To raise awareness among European citizens on the existence of microfinance and on its value to fight unemployment and social exclusion.
- To draw the attention of European media on how microfinance works in Europe and how it supports and helps the unemployed and European citizens excluded from the traditional financial sector.
- To exchange experiences within the European microfinance sector by giving visibility to the work of EMN & MFC members.
- To allow local members to draw the spotlight on their achievements and their missions at local level
These objectives remain the same and they will define the spirit of the 5th European Microfinance Day, articulated around one of the core promises of our sector :
Empowering tomorrow's entrepreneurs
The Brussels event
While the heart of the EMD campaign truly is the local actions organised by our members, a European Microfinance Day wouldn't be complete without a Brussels event acting as a unifying thread between all those initiatives. This year the Brussels event will take place on Thursday 17 October. We have concocted an exciting programme to showcase promising developments on the research side, to distinguish some outstanding local microfinance beneficiaries, to give the awardees of the European Code of Good Conduct the visibility they deserve, and last but not least to explain microfinance, its actors, and its benefits in a series of clear, easy-to-grasp panels, far from the somewhat obscure technical jargon.
Stay tuned for more information about the European Microfinance Day 2019 !
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Mi-BOSPO, Bosnia & Herzegovina
This year’s plan is to strengthen our campaign on social networks, we will do our best to be interesting so people notice it and be aware of MNE, and MI-BOSPO as part of that network. Our main goal is that our citizens understand that they can create their own jobs, and that the microfinance sector is there to support them.
Our clients, potential clients, young people who are planning their future, women entrepreneurs and employees.
Our action will be taking place primarily on social media, supported by a press release.