5th EMN Annual Conference, Microfinance: A tool for growth and employment in Europe

Jun 2008
Paris, France, June, 02 2008 - From 8 to 10 September, 2008, European Microfinance Network organises its 5th Annual Conference which will be held in Nice (France).

During this mayor event, EMN, the leading professional network in the region, will welcome between 400 and 500 participants among which bankers, researchers, practitioners, investors, local government and European Commission representatives, policy makers, the private sector or the media.

With the label of the French Presidency, the Conference is co-organised by Adie and financially supported by the European Commission and by Crédit Coopératif. 

This 5 thAnnual Conference is also the 5 thAnniversary of EMN. It is therefore particularly important for the following reasons:

  • It is organised under the auspices of the EU French Presidency, which thereby recognises not only at European level but also at French level the importance of this tool
  • It will be a unique opportunity to analyse and to emphasise  the recent "European Initiative for the Development of Microcredit in Support of Growth and Employment" of the European Union which should help support the development of the sector in Europe in the coming years. At the conference, attended by Danuta Hübner, European Commissioner for DG Regio, the fund supporting the sector, "Microfund", will be officially launched.

  • The last afternoon is co-organised with Eurofi (the European Banking Network) and the whole banking sector.

  • It will be a unique opportunity to discover the work of Adie in France, pioneer and leading organisation of microcredit in Europe.


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