European Microfinance Week 2015

Over 450 practitioners, investors, academics and support providers gathered at Abbaye de Neumünster in Luxembourg for European Microfinance Week, 18th - 20th November 2015, with this year’s attention on Financial Inclusion for Sustainable Development.

Throughout the conference, the workshops, Action Groups and plenaries addressed the various financial, social and environmental components of sustainability, including: identifying overheated and underserved markets to better target growth and increase sustainability; incentivising long-term financing by investors; new approaches to managing risk and expanding outreach through better understanding of client needs and developing tools to reach them effectively and affordably; protecting clients from shocks in difficult contexts and providing them with a suite of financial services for sustainable livelihoods; and increasing environmental sustainability – through finance for clean energy products and improved agricultural practices. 

In parallel with theme of the 6th European Microfinance Award, the Week featured sessions on post-conflict and post-disaster financial services.


Conference report


Media partner coverage

Press release 23 November, European Microfinance Week Wraps Up With Look Ahead To Future Of Microfinance

Press release 19 November, Crédit Rural de Guinée Wins 6th European Microfinance Award, for Innovative Response to Ebola Outbreak

Press release 18 November, European Microfinance Week (#emw2015) Focuses on Financial Inclusion for Sustainable Development

Twitter #emw2015

Photo Gallery

Video clip - impressions of EMW 2015

European Microfinance Week 2016 will take place 16th - 18th November. Further details will be available soon

European Microfinance Week 2015 Sponsors

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