European Microfinance Week, 12th - 14th November 2014
Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxembourg

European Microfinance Week is the major annual event of the microfinance industry hosting high level and in-depth discussions by all sectors of the European microfinance community (banks and financial institutions, government agencies, NGO’s, consulting firms, researchers and universities) working in developing countries. It is organized by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) and supported by the Luxembourg Government.

This year the event welcomed over 400 microfinance professionals with the theme of Developing Better Markets and featured:

  • a plenary discussing the complexity of balancing financial inclusion with the need for market stability with representatives of Central Banks and experts on regulation;
  • a plenary on managing overindebtedness: speaking from experience, featuring some of the most prominent names in the sector;
  • over 20 in-depth sessions exploring microfinance in conflict zones, post-disaster areas, working with individuals in poverty, agricultural value chains, as well as extending savings to the last mile; 
  • sessions exploring issues relevant to microfinance investors, including managing social responsibility during equity sales.

In parallel with this year's 5th European Microfinance Award on “Microfinance and the Environment”, the Week featured sessions dedicated to the issue highlighted by the Award.

View the programme (PDF)


Press release 17 November

Press release 13 November

Press release 12 November

Blog on opening session:  “Balancing Financial Inclusion, Market Stability and Client Protection”

Blog on Plenary sesion: “Managing Overindebtedness: Speaking from Experience”

MicroCapital coverage

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