Every two years since 2009, the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) organises the European Research Conference on Microfinance in collaboration with European universities. The Research Conference is a unique event that gathers together high level researchers, academics, professionals and students ensuring that the latest research is disseminated to the whole microfinance community.

7th European Research Conference on Microfinance

The 7th European Conference on Microfinance will be held on 20th-22nd June, 2022 at the Yunus Centre for Social Business & Health, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, United Kingdom. The Glasgow edition, organised in collaboration with CERMi and supported by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), will be focused on microfinance research priorities that are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to shape and create the post-pandemic microfinance research agenda. Globally, current challenges are widespread, complex and interrelated and, in this context, it is relevant to better understand the role that microfinance can play on the path for post-pandemic recovery. This will imply discussing access, product design, product delivery, funding, governance, and the limits to what microfinance can achieve, among other topics. We will also have a strong focus on innovative research methods, including cross-disciplinary methodological developments. The event will be taking place in-person at our Glasgow campus.

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Previous editions:

6th European Research Conference on Microfinance was held at University of Paris-Dauphine, Paris, France, 3rd - 5th June 2019. Over 130 participants attended the conference which was co-organised by the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Montpellier Business School and Paris Dauphine University in cooperation with the European Microfinance Platform. 
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The 5th European Research Conference on Microfinance was held at the University of Portsmouth, 12th to 14th June 2017. It was organized by the Portsmouth Business School in collaboration with e-MFP and CERMi,  and gathered more than 130 delegates. Three Plenary sessions and close to 90 papers were presented over the three days.
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The 4th European Research Conference on Microfinance was held at the University of Geneva (Geneva Finance Research Institute), 1st - 3rd June 2015. It was organised by the University of Geneva’s School of Economics and Management and its Center for Microfinance and Financial Inclusion. The conference brought together 160 participants from universities, investment funds and policy making institutions of 24 countries.
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The 3rd European Research Conference on Microfinance was held in the University of Agder, Norway, June, 10th - 12th 2013. Organised by the Norwegian Centre for Microfinance Research at the University of Agder in cooperation with the Center for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi) and the University of Groningen, it gathered 250 participants from 35 countries and more than 180 papers were presented and discussed.
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The 2nd European Research Conference on Microfinance was held in Groningen University, the Netherlands, 16th - 18th June 2011. Organised by the former e-MFP Research Action Group, the conference provided a collection of 170 research papers, which were discussed by a public of over 200 researchers and practitioners in microfinance from all over the world.

The first European Research Conference in Microfinance was held at Université libre de Bruxelles, in Brussels, 2nd to 4th of June 2009.  Organised by CERMi in collaboration with the former e-MFP Research Action Group, it gathered 250 participants from 50 countries and over 70 papers were presented.