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EaSI Technical Assistance Study Visit to GLS Bank – Learning from a Successful Social Banking Model

The European Union is offering a two-day study visit under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme to selected European microfinance institutions (MFIs) from Serbia, Albania and Bulgaria. They will visit GLS Bank, a German ethical bank that was founded in 1974 as the first bank in Germany that operated with an ethical philosophy. The visit will take place in the headquarters of ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance Peer-to-Peer Visit to MicroStart with Focus on Refugee Clients

The European Union is offering a peer-to-peer training under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme. The training course is offered to the microfinance institution Finklusiv Danmark to visit microStart. The training will take place at the premises of microStart in Brussels and Gent, Belgium, on 9-10 December 2019. The peer-to-peer training is organised at the request of Finklusiv Danmark, an institution recently founded in Denmark that aims ...

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Welcome to Our New Member! Debitum Network is Presenting Themselves

We would like to present you all a description of the areas of expertise of our new Member – Debitum Network from Latvia. Feel free to contact them on any kind of questions! Mission: The mission of Debitum Network is to help small businesses around the world to get funding for their business activities, help investors to participate in the ...

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Join the EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar on Risk Management in a Digital Era

The European Union is offering an EaSI Technical Assistance webinar on how microfinance institutions in Europe can recognise and mitigate emerging digital risks in their operations. It is organized by European Microfinance Network. The webinar will be organised on 10 December, and it will focus on tackling issues related to recognising and classifying digital risks, the evolving role of the risk ...

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Join the EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar on Environmental and Social Risk Management

The European Union is offering a webinar on Environmental and Social Risk management on 4 December, for microfinance institutions in Europe. This EaSI Technical Assistance webinar will discuss the possible responses to national and international drivers to apply Environmental and Social (E&S) safeguards, as well as how to create and implement an internal E&S management system. This is the last ...

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Join the Easi Technical Assistance Webinar on How to Use Digital Financial Solutions to Enhance Financial Inclusion

The European Union is offering a webinar on how microfinance institutions in Europe can use digital financial solutions to enhance financial inclusion, under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). It is organized by European Microfinance Network. Register for this webinar © sdecoret / Shutterstock The EaSI Technical Assistance webinar will take place on 3 December. This first session of ...

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Romanian Report Released: Benchmarking Microfinance Romania

Wednesday, 27.11.2019, Bucharest, Romania: a workshop “Benchmarking Romanian Microfinance sector 2016-2018; Financial and social performance indicators” took place. It was organized under EaSI (Employment and Social Innovation) Technical Assistance Program. Over 40 representatives of the Romanian MF sector’s key stakeholders participated to the presentations and debates organized during the workshop, aimed to communicate the performance and impact of the microfinance ...

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Increasing the Access to Finance for Social Cooperatives Through EU Instruments- Workshop by CECOP and CFI

2 December 2019, 9h30 – 15h30 Palazzo Lombardia – Belvedere room (39th floor) Piazza Città di Lombardia 1 – Milan (Italy) The European Commission’s Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) aims at supporting the EU’s objective of high-level employment, adequate social protection, fighting against social exclusion and poverty and improving working conditions. This is quite close to the objective ...

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Software Group – Whitepaper: Field Staff Digitalization – A Decade of Key Lessons Learned in Microfinance

Digital transformation is high on Microfinance Institutions’ agenda, but the path to its successful implementation may hold different strategic directions. Software Group’s new whitepaper lays out our business, technological and implementation lessons learned while helping MFIs digitalize their field operations. Download Whitepaper In the last 20 years we saw an operational shift as most MFIs transitioned from paper-based operations to digital ...

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