Financial inclusion


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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

10.00-10.10 Welcome

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.

EU context