Forum on 'Microfinance in Germany and Europe' in Berlin on June 20-21, 2012

The German Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the German Microfinance Institute (DMI) will host a two-day forum on 'Microfinance in Germany and Europe' in Berlin on June 21, 2012. As a result of a 30month project of gathering in-depth information and case studies from across Europe, the Forum will take the chance to present current European trends in microfinance to a wider public audience. It will specifically address the following three aspects:

- Trend 1: Quality - Providing security for clients and capital

- Trend 2: Factor 10 - Reaching the right clients

- Trend 3: Expanding microfinance despite of shrinking public funds

The agenda is split in two parts, with the first day being dedicated to the practicalities of running microfinance programmes and initiatives and the second day focussing on the dissemination of results and experience among experts and policy-makers.

For further information please see the following documents:

Short background note (in German)

Agenda Day 1 (Knowlegde exchange on practical implementation) (in German)

Agenda Day 2 (Public debate and discussion with policy makers) (in German)

For registration please contact Stefanie Lämmermann at