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European Microfinance Research Award

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By Hague University of Applied Sciences & European Microfinance Network

9th Edition 2015 – 2016


Congratulations to the winners!

The Hague University of Applied Sciences and the European Microfinance Network (EMN) are pleased to announce that during the 13th EMN Annual Conference, held in Warsaw on 16th & 17th June, Lucia dalla Pellegrina (University of Milan-Bicocca) and Antonio Scollo (BNP Paribas, Milan) were selected as the 2016 winners of the European Microfinance Research Award. You can read their full paper on The Role of Borrower-Cosigner Kinship Relations on Loan Default.


Finalists have been selected!

 We are happy to announce the names of the three finalists!


The winner will be announced during the 13th EMN Annual Conference. 

Good luck to the three of them!



In the run up to the 13th EMN Annual Conference, EMN is pleased to announce the re-launch of the European Microfinance Research Award co-sponsored by the Research Group «Financial Inclusion and New Entrepreneurship» of The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Once again, this year's award comes with a grant of €1,000.

Papers eligible for selection should present ongoing or finalised research on issues related to microfinance in the European Union and EFTA countries exclusively. In line with this year's Conference theme, papers challenging the existing European Commission definition of microfinance (in particular with reference to target groups and range of products provided) will be particularly valued as well as those focusing on financial inclusion. Other subjects are equally welcome, e.g. those related to job creation, information technology and innovation, social performance measurement, impact assessment, and social entrepreneurship. Young researchers are especially invited to present their work for this award. 

Key dates: 

  • Submission of abstracts: Monday, 1st February 2016 

Deadline extended! Monday 8th February 2016

  • Acceptance notification: Monday, 15th February 2016 
  • Submission of full papers: Monday, 11th April 2016  

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