The three EaSI workshops will be held in Brussels at the 18th EMN Annual Conference "Inclusive Finance for an Inclusive Future". The conference is the first on-site major event in the post-pandemic times, gathering over 130 participants together to network, share their best practices in person and meet people from diverse fields of microfinance.
All three announced workshops under the EaSI Technical Assistance for Microfinance will be presented on 15 October 2021, at the EMN annual Confernece:
- the first workshop “InvestEU, ESF+: an update on the EaSI Programme successor” is targeting all European microfinance institutions to hear about the current status of available EU support tools, specially the EaSI Guarantee and future plans under InvestEU and ESF+.
- the second workshop “Preparing for the future while still managing the crisis” will address the main challenges under the circumstances of the global pandemic. During this session, participants will learn from experiences of microfinance institutions in overcoming the pandemic and regarding the solutions, actions, and practices that have performed the best to stay connected to their clients, including the lessons learned for the new normal in the future.
- the last workshop in this series “Microfinance as a pioneer in Impact Investment: achievements & new challenges‟. This session will highlight the role of microfinance as an original impact investment. Participants are welcome to join the live conversation and touch base on the current state of Financial Inclusion in impact investing in the EU.
This EMN Annual Conference aims to bring the current topics on microfinance into live discussions with strong networking opportunities, where all the participants will have a chance to meet their potential investors, policymakers, and digital solutions partners. The Annual Conference will take place in Belgium on 14 - 15 October 2021, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Brussels.
This year edition will focus on two key essentials: networking and bringing people back together.