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Microfinance under the ESF 2014-2020

03/02/2016

In teh workshop "Microfinance under the ESF 2014-2020", participants can expect to further their understanding of how microfinance can help in their efforts to deliver ESIF 2014-2020 objectives, in particular under the ESF.

Two days of back-to-back advisory events will take place on 2 and 3 February 2016.

The purpose of this workshop is to:

  • Outline the major EU social policy objectives in relation to use and implementation of financial instruments under the ESF;
  • Enable Member States and managing authorities to take further actions towards developing the microfinance sector;
  • Stimulate exchange and discussion on examples, advantages, features and suitability of microfinance in delivering ESF 2014-2020 objectives among managing authorities and social policy stakeholders; and
  • Provide the opportunity to discuss in depth the technical challenges that Member States and managing authorities are facing at the moment in regard to the design and set up of microfinance financial instruments.

Input for the discussions at this workshop will come from conclusions from three regional seminars on financial instruments delivering the ESF, organised by fi-compass in Paris, Rome and Warsaw between September and November 2015. A snapshot of the lively discussions held during those events can be found here.

The deadline for registration is 26 January 2016.


Place icon Place: Brussels (Belgium)
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