Lead Expert

Marion Cahen

"The business sector in Flanders has a large share of SME’s but the Total Entrepreneurial Activity rate of Flanders..."

Recent Group Articles


The German Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the German Microfinance Institute (DMI) will host a two-day...


On October 6-7, 2011, COPIE members of the Thematic Working Group on Access to Finance and additional partners from...


On March 29-30, the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) hosts a two-day seminar in Brussels which is...

Access to Finance

Thematic Groups

The main objectives of this group are to examine ESF intervention in support for microfinance in Europe; to identify and review current practices; and to make suggestions for future ESF intervention. The core members of this group include the Czech Republic, Germany, Flanders, Lithuania and Spain. Close working relationships exist with the European Microfinance Network and German Microfinance Institute (DMI) .