7th European Microfinance Day - Keeping the doors open for all entrepreneurs
The European Microfinance Day, sponsored by the EIB Group, is back for a 7th edition, with more meaning behind the new symbolic date of 15th October.
This date was chosen based on a striking statistic: according to the OECD, 21.7% of the EU population is at risk of poverty or social exclusion. In other words, the system isn't working for 21.7% of the time. Relative to a calendar year, this means that it breaks down on 15th October, when the doors close on those willing to build a better life for themselves. The microfinance sector is pushing hard to move this limit further year after year, to see the day no one is left behind.
Our usual Brussels-central event is fully integrated into the conference as the closing session and we will be hosting the European Code of Good Conduct Award Ceremony, with the participation of the European Commission's DG Employment, to proudly award those organisations that are recently certified under the ECoGC.