The European Microfinance Programme [fiche] – Micro-finances
The purpose of the programme is to develop future professionals in microfinance who will contribute to the strengthening of microfinance institutions worldwide, in accordance with the highest international standards.
The EMP provides students with a professional, multi-disciplinary approach to the challenges the microfinance sector is facing today, through:
- a solid theoretical foundation, taught by professors from three European universities in Belgium (Université libre de Bruxelles; Université de Mons) and France (Université Paris Dauphine);
- insights into the latest techniques used by international microfinance institutions, provided by practitioners from the NGO partners ADA, BRS, CERISE, Positive Planet and SOS Faim;
- opportunities to participate in seminars and conferences addressed to microfinance experts;
- a compulsory two-to-fourth-month internship in a developing country to obtain the necessary knowledge of daily realities of micro-finance on the field.