on financial instruments under the European
fi-compass is a platform for advisory services
Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).
Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) and
microfinance under the Programme for
be an important tool for boosting EU agriculture.
Investments, in a variety of forms, will help create a modern, dynamic agri-food
sector to create jobs and enhance growth in the EU. Financial Instruments will
Financial instruments using the European Social Fund
can support a wide range of financially viable
investment projects

Microfinance Centre Conference: ‘Microfinance in the Cloud’ - Tirana

The annual Microfinance Centre (MFC) Conference is a key international event for microfinance stakeholders and this year the MFC Conference is taking place in Albania. Support from fi-compass EaSI TA will be involved at the event which is taking place in Tirana from 22-24 June.

More than 450 delegates, including microfinance institutions, researchers and policy makers, are expected to attend the 2016 MFC Conference and together this expert gathering will debate key choices facing the microfinance sector.

Support from fi-compass will be focused on:

  • A pre-conference workshop titled ‘Credit scoring in microfinance’ during which participants will learn about methods to assess the credit worthiness (credit score) of potential customers (22 June) in the Member States; and
  • A panel discussion entitled ‘Alternative financing models for MSMEs in the EU’ which will present the current state of practice in alternative financing models, and will showcase options around different funding models, client sourcing and marketing positioning (24 June)

See the conference website (www.mfc2016.org) for further information.  

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