Event Name: European Microfinance Week 2015
Event Dates: November 18-20, 2015
Event Location: Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxembourg
Cost: The standard registration fee is EUR 650 (USD 730) with a rate of EUR 250 (USD 280) offered to members of the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP). Students may apply for a discounted price of EUR 100 (USD 112).
Event Summary: European Microfinance Week is an annual event organized by e-MFP and supported by the Luxembourg government to provide a discussion and networking platform for organizations active in microfinance. For 2015, the theme of the event is “Financial Inclusion for Sustainable Development”, which includes topics such as green microfinance, sustainable development, microfinance investment vehicles (MIVs), digital services and financial inclusion for youth and farmers. On the first day, nine long-term action groups will meet to review their progress in areas such as youth, university connections, environment and research. The University Meets Microfinance Award Ceremony as well as the Sixth European Microfinance Award Ceremony will also be held at this event.
Background on Organizer: Founded in 2006, the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) is a network of approximately 120 microfinance organizations and individuals that aims to promote information exchange and other forms of cooperation among European microfinance actors working in developing countries. The membership includes financial institutions, government agencies, NGOs, consultancies, researchers and universities.
Event Website: https://event.neimenster.lu/ehome/emw2015/304246/?&
For inquiries, you may contact the event manager’s office by email at nathalie.depoorter[at]neimenster.lu or by phone at (+352) 26 20 52 936.
By Hye In Arielle Oh, Research Associate
This interview is part of a sponsored series on European Microfinance Week, which is held each November by e-MFP, a 120-member network located in Luxembourg. MicroCapital will report live from the event.
Additional sources and information:
 Neimenster: “European Microfinance Week 2015,” https://event.neimenster.lu/ehome/emw2015/304246/?&
 European Microfinance Platform: “Action Groups,” http://www.e-mfp.eu/action-groups
 MicroCapital: September 27, 2015, “SPECIAL REPORT: e-MFP Announces Finalists for $112k Sixth European Microfinance Award in Post-Disaster, Post-Conflict Areas & Fragile States: Crédit Rural de Guinée of Guinea, First Microfinance Institution of Syria, Taytay Sa Kauswagan of the Philippines,” http://www.microcapital.org/special-report-e-mfp-announces-finalists-for-112k-sixth-european-microfinance-award-in-post-disaster-post-conflict-areas-fragile-states-credit-rural-de-guinee-of-guinea-first-microfinance-i/
 MicroCapital: April 10, 2015, “SPECIAL REPORT: Save the Date: European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) to Host European Microfinance Week, November 18-20, 2015, Luxembourg,” http://www.microcapital.org/special-report-save-the-date-european-microfinance-platform-e-mfp-to-host-european-microfinance-week-november-18-20-2015-luxembourg/
MicroCapital Universe Profile, “European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP),” http://www.microcapital.org/microfinanceuniverse/tiki-index.php?page=European+Microfinance+Platform+%28e-MFP%29
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