European Microfinance Award 2022

Financial Inclusion that Works for Women

The European Microfinance Award 2022 highlights organisations working in financial inclusion that aim to understand and meet women’s challenges and aspirations in order to go beyond traditional gender outreach strategies.

The application period is now closed. Thank you to all applicants!

Applicants will be contacted in the first half of May regarding the progress of their application and their potential selection to Round 2.

For more background information read:
European Microfinance Award 2022 Guidelines (for details of the evaluation

NextBillion blog: Financial Inclusion that Works for Women: The European Microfinance Award 2022, 17 March 2022

MicroCapital interview: Christoph Pausch on the €100k European Microfinance Award Focusing on Women – Applications Are Open Until April 12, 4 April 2022

Blog, Sally Yacoub: On International Women’s Day – A New Approach for Financial Inclusion for Women, 8 March


Prix européen de la microfinance 2022

L’inclusion financière au service des femmes

L’édition 2022 du Prix européen de la Microfinance met en exergue des organisations qui œuvrent pour l’inclusion financière et visent à comprendre et à répondre aux aspirations et aux défis des femmes dans le but d’aller au-delà des indicateurs traditionnels de portée relatifs au genre

La période de candidature est maintenant terminée. Merci à tous les candidats !

Les candidats seront contactés dans la première moitié du mois de mai concernant l'avancement de leur candidature et leur éventuelle sélection pour le 2e tour.

Pour plus d'informations, veuillez lire :
Le Prix européen de la Microfinance 2022  lignes directrices (pour les détails du processus d'évaluation)


Premio Europeo de las Microfinanzas 2022

La inclusión financiera al servicio de la mujer

El Premio Europeo de las Microfinanzas 2022 destaca organizaciones activas en el sector de la inclusión financiera que aspiran a comprender y satisfacer los desafíos y aspiraciones de las mujeres para ir más allá de las estrategias tradicionales de alcance.

El periodo para postular ha terminado. ¡Gracias a todas las organizaciones que se han presentado a esta edición del Premio!

Todas las organizaciones candidatas serán contactadas en la primera mitad de mayo e informadas de si han sido seleccionadas para la Ronda 2.

Para más información sobre la edición 2022, puede leer:
Las Directrices (este documento detalla el proceso de evaluación de las candidaturas)



The European Microfinance Award (EMA) is a prestigious annual award with €100,000 for the winner and €10,000 for the runners-up, which attracts applications from organisations active in financial services around the world that are innovating in a particular area of financial inclusion. It serves two parallel goals: rewarding excellence, and collecting and disseminating the most relevant practices for replication by others.

The EMA was launched in 2005 by the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs – Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs. It is jointly organised by the Ministry, the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), and the Inclusive Finance Network Luxembourg (, in cooperation with the European Investment Bank (EIB).

The EMA is presented in a ceremony which in the past has been in the presence of Her Royal Highness the Grand-Duchess of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs. The ceremony takes place during the European Microfinance Week.

Artwork by Joe Cummings, European Microfinance Awards