The EIB Institute, together with the EIB and the EIF, is sponsoring the joint Microfinance Centre (MFC) and European Microfinance Network (EMN) Annual Conference : “Advancing our social mission through technology”, which will take place on 3-5 October in Bilbao, Spain.

During this two-day conference, an expected number of over 600 microfinance practitioners, mostly from Europe but also from Central Asia and the Caucasus, will explore how microfinance institutions can embrace and make the most of technology to provide amazing opportunities for entrepreneurs, start-ups and social entrepreneurs.

The Institute complements the activities of the EIB Group (EIB and EIF) in the area of microfinance. Since 2015, the EIB Group has been sponsoring the annual EMN and MFC Conferences, and the European Microfinance Day.