on financial instruments under the European
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Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)
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be an important tool for boosting EU agriculture.
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Investments, in a variety of forms, will help create a modern, dynamic agri-food
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Financial instruments using the European Social Fund
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Microfinance advice for rural Romania

A second EaSI TA thematic seminar was organised in Romania by fi-compass earlier this Autumn. The event’s main purpose was to highlight new product development opportunities for microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Romania, particularly in rural microfinance. It attracted 30 participants from about 15 different MFIs with rural interests.

Microfinance news from fi-compass

See the new EaSI TA newsletter featuring information about capacity building support from fi-compass for Europe’s microfinance sector. The newsletter is produced with Technical Assistance (TA) support from the first axis of the European Commission’s Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) Programme. Click here to download and share the EaSI TA newsletter.

Latest microfinance advisory news from EaSI TA

See the latest microfinance advisory news from EaSI TA, including success stories about the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision, at https://goo.gl/2537bl. Other new briefing information has been released recently by the European Commission concerning the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision.

Microfinance support for Portugal from fi-compass

Our fi-compass EaSI TA advisory services organised three workshops in Portugal during the Ethical and Solidarity Finance Forum (FFES III). More than 160 people participated representing Portuguese stakeholders involved in ethical and solidarity financing. The three EaSI TA workshops focused on raising awareness about the ethical and solidarity financing environment as well as related financing gaps in Portugal.

Promoting microfinance good practices from the Netherlands

Business strategies and digital innovation for microfinance institutions were the themes for a fi-compass event that took place last month in the Netherlands. Advice about business development services (BDS) for microfinance recipients was also provided during the fi-compass seminar, which was organised with technical assistance from the EU's Employment and Social Innovation Programme (EaSI TA).

Technical assistance for the EU's microfinance sector

Outcomes from the EaSI TA component of fi‑compass have recently included capacity building workshops and the release of a new video.Our new EaSI TA video is introduced by the European Commission's Ann Branch (Head of the Job Creation Unit at DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) who explains that the film "shows how the European Union is helping the European microfinance sector by providing technical assistance."

EaSI TA Thematic Seminar on Mutual Learning 'Risk and Credit Management', 25 September 2017, Deva / Sarmizegetusa, Romania

An EaSI TA seminar was organised in Romania for microfinance stakeholders in September 2007 by fi-compass. The event was an initiative following up on an EaSI TA Survey conducted in March / April 2017, which identified that a number of credit unions (CARs) from Romania were interested in learning from peers about Risk & Credit Management policies and procedures.

EaSI TA Thematic Seminar on Mutual Learning 'Risk and Credit Management', 25 September 2017, Deva / Sarmizegetusa, Romania

A thematic seminar on mutual learning was organised by fi-compass EaSI TA in collaboration with the Romanian Region West Credit Unions Association (UTCAR RV) in Deva/ Sarmizegetusa on September 25, 2017. Particular interest was shown in solutions for reducing financial risk, as well as learning more about risk & credit management policies in different microfinance institutions from across the EU.

EaSI TA Thematic Seminar on Mutual Learning 'Risk and Credit Management', 25 September 2017, Deva / Sarmizegetusa, Romania

A thematic seminar on mutual learning was organised by fi-compass EaSI TA in collaboration with the Romanian Region West Credit Unions Association (UTCAR RV) in Deva/ Sarmizegetusa on September 25, 2017. 

EaSI TA Thematic Seminar in Romania: Product development and distribution channels in rural areas, Bucharest, October 19th

A second EaSI TA thematic seminar was organised in Romania by fi-compass on October 19th 2017. The event’s main purpose was to highlight new product development opportunities for microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Romania, particularly in rural microfinance. It attracted 30 participants from about 15 different MFIs with rural interests.