Microfinance International Conference 28 – 29 October 2015 Bordeaux

Title: “What role can microfinance play in Europe in the era of austerity?”

28 – 29 October 2015, Université de Bordeaux, France

Conference website in English: http://microcredit2015.sciencesconf.org/?lang=en

Call for papers in English or French, three key themes:

  • The impact of microfinance in Europe
  • The relationship between impact and organisational challenges of microfinance in Europe
  • The role of microfinance in the European institutional context

Papers addressing personal microfinance in Europe are particularly welcome. Papers discussing professional microfinance (microcredit for self-employed projects or microenterprises) in Europe will also be considered.

Deadline for submission of 200 word proposals is before 31 July 2015

Uploaded proposals at http://microcredit2015.sciencesconf.org/?lang=en

The organisers would like this conference to be open to all stakeholders working within the microfinance sector: microfinance providers, policy makers and researchers. Their objectives through this conference are to develop our understanding and to support the emergence of new ideas and practical responses to how microfinance can contribute to easing the financial burdens on low-income households.

The conference organised by the Comptrasec (CNRS – Université de Bordeaux) in conjunction with the UCD Geary Institute (Dublin) and the financial support of the Aquitaine Region aims to examine the potential of microfinance in Europe to counter the dual challenges of austerity and financial crisis.

More information on the Conference website.  Conference email: microcredit2015@sciencesconf.org