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Hands holding coins from which a little plant is growing 22/12/2016

EIF and European Commission launch new capacity building initiative for micro-credit and social finance providers

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the European Commission are announcing a new initiative to help micro-credit and social enterprise finance providers develop their businesses under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).

Four clear bottles with a plant inside. The more coins a bottle contains the bigger the plants are. The left bottle contains no coins, the right bottle is full of coins.

Over 100 agreements signed with microfinance providers since start of EU microfinance initiatives

More than EUR 1 billion has been mobilised to support over 100,000 micro-entrepreneurs in 23 EU member states under the Progress Microfinance and the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programmes.

Animation of three towers representing the three axes of the EaSI programme

Evaluating the EU programme for Employment and Social Innovation - launch of an open consultation

The European Commission has launched a public consultation in the context of the mid-term evaluation of the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).

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