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COFACE member online exchange on financial inclusion
14th April 2023 10.00-12.00 CET
This is a internal space for COFACE members to take stock of key developments in the field of financial inclusion at EU level, including the transposition of the Consumer Credit Directive, the work of the European Central Bank on the Digital Euro, and personal insolvency.
COFACE meeting agenda
10.10-11.00 Presentation and discussion with Peter Norwood, Senior Research and Advoacy Officer, Finance Watch
Topics: Consumer Credit Directive, Open Finance, Personal insolvency
11.00-12.00 Presentation by Martin Schmalzried, Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager, COFACE Families Europe
Topics: Personal insolvency and families, Digial Euro
Participants: Irish Countrywomen’s association (Ireland), UNAF (France), Isadora Duncan (Spain), Women4Women (Czechia), Tulip Foundation (Bulgaria), Step by Step (Croatia), Gezinsbond (Belgium), KMOP (Greece)
Links shared during the meeting:
Finance Watch study on personal insolvency
UNAF reference budgets in France
Campaign to preserve cash in Belgium
COFACE Financial inclusion compendium 2016
COFACE Families Europe is member of Finance Watch.
- Families Corner Newsletter May 2022: OPINION piece by Peter Norwood is a Senior Research and Advocacy Officer at Finance Watch: Will the revised EU Consumer Credit Directive fully protect vulnerable consumers?
- Families Corner Newsletter July 2022 OPINION piece by Martin Schmalzried, COFACE Senior policy and advocacy manager: Digital euro= Digital cash?
- Families Corner newsletter December 2022: COFACE-Families Europe welcomes the agreement on the revision of the Consumer Credit Directive