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What role for micro-finance in Europe during a period of austerity?

Quel rôle pour la micro-finance en Europe en période d'austérité ?

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Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

Cette conférence a pour but de questionner le potentiel de la microfinance en Europe pour lutter contre le double défi de l'austérité et de la crise financière ; elle est ouverte à tous les acteurs qui travaillent dans le secteur de la microfinance : chercheurs, institutions et organismes du secteur de la microfinance ou décideurs politiques. L’objectif, à travers cette conférence, est de favoriser l'émergence de nouvelles idées, et de dégager des solutions concrètes pour envisager comment la microfinance pourrait contribuer à répondre aux difficultés que rencontrent les ménages à faible revenu.

Announcement

Program

Wednesday, October 28th,2015

  • 9.30 – 10.00 Welcome
  • 10.00 – 10.30  Opening Isabelle Daugareilh, Director of the Comptrasec, UMR 5114 CNRS-University of Bordeaux (France) Représentative of the University of Bordeaux
  • 10.30 – 12.30

Plenary Session 1:  microfinance in Europe: what results for households?

Chair: Fabien Tocqué, UNAF (France)

  • Nicolas Rebière, Comptrasec, UMR 5114, CNRS - University of Bordeaux (France) The impact of French Personal Microcredit
  • Olivier Jerusalmy, EFIN (Belgium) The impact of European Micro-saving – Results from the SIMS project
  • Valentina Patetta, European Microfinance program, ULB Solvay Business School (Belgium) What about Microfinance in EU Roma integration policies?

12.30 – 1.30 Lunch

1.30 – 3.30  

Plenary Session 2: impact evaluation: which approaches?

Chair: Camille Guézennec*, France stratégie (France)

  • James Copestake, Department of political and social sciences, University of Bath (UK) Performance management and social impact in microfinance: from monitoring metrics to assessing attribution
  • Neil McHugh, Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University (UK) Innovating on methods to measure the impact of microfinance in the UK
  • Cécile Lapenu, CERISE network (France) Impact and Social Performance – Challenges and assessments methods for microfinance practitioners
  • Georges Gloukoviezoff, UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy (Ireland) Self-assessment of the Impact of European Microfinance

3.30 – 3.45 Break

3.45 – 5.30

Plenary Session 3: regulation and microfinance : supporting or constraining?

Chair: Jorge Ramirez*, European Network of Microfinance (Belgium)

  • Karl Dayson, University of Salford, Manchester (UK) The European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision
  • Mark Hannam, Fair Finance (UK) Expanding the supply of personal microcredit in London
  • Jörg Schoolmann, Deutsches Mikrofinanz Institut (Germany) The German microfinance cooperative model - its development, current state and future challenges

5.30 - 5.45 1st day Closing remarks

Thursday, October 29th,2015

9.00 – 9.30 : Welcome

9.30 – 11.00

Plenary Session 4: implementing a programme which delivers

Chair: Olivier Jérusalmy, EFIN (Belgium)

  • Brendan Whelan, Social Finance Foundation (Ireland) The approach to Social Finance in Ireland
  • Michelle Crawford, Good Shepherd Microfinance (Australia) Partnerships and Innovation - An Australian Microfinance Experience
  • Sébastien Poidatz, Caisse des dépôts et consignations (France) Personal microcredit “platform”: localised coordination bodies to improve and develop the program

11.00 – 11.15 Break

11.15 – 1.00

Plenary Session 5 : tomorrow : all entrepreneurs?

Chair: Philip O’Connell, UCD Geary Institute (Ireland)

  • Grzegorz Galusek, Microfinance Centre (Poland)
  • Nancy Jurik, School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University (USA) The contradictions of Microentreprise Development: The U.S. Experience
  • Nigel Meager, Institute for Employment Studies - IES (UK) Self-employment: independent ‘enterprise’, or precarious low-skilled work? The case of the UK

1.00 – 2.00  Lunch

2.00 – 3.45

Plenary Session 6 : microfinance, debt and over-indebtedness

Chair: Robert Lafore*, Comptrasec, UMR 5114, CNRS - University of Bordeaux, Sciences Po. Bordeaux (France)

  • Jerry Buckland, Menno Simons College, (Canada) Micro-Financial Empowerment as a Response to Social Exclusion in Canada
  • Johnna Montgomerie, Department of Politics, Goldsmith, University of London (UK) From Good Credit to Bad Debts – Evaluating what Debt does to the Household Economy
  • Stefan Angel, WU Vienna University of Economics & Business Institute for Social Policy (Austria) The relevance of country-level variables for the over-indebtedness of private households in Europe

3.45 – 4.00 Break

4.00 – 5.30  closing round table: european policy makers

  • Samuel Clausse*, European Investment Fund
  • Peter Poschen*, Département entreprise, International Labour Office (ILO)
  • Maureen O’Neill*, European Economic and Social Committee
  • Alain Rousset*, Président du Conseil régional d’Aquitaine (France)

5.30 - 6.00 Closing remarks

Places

  • Pôle juridique et judiciaire de l'Université de Bordeaux, 35 place Pey-Berland
    Bordeaux, France (33)

Date(s)

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015
  • Thursday, October 29, 2015

Attached files

Keywords

  • microfinance, crédit, crise financière, revenu

Contact(s)

  • Anne-Cécile Jouvin
    courriel : anne-cecile [dot] jouvin [at] u-bordeaux [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Anne-Cécile Jouvin
    courriel : anne-cecile [dot] jouvin [at] u-bordeaux [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« What role for micro-finance in Europe during a period of austerity? », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, https://calenda.org/339572

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