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Mário Augusto wins the 2020 European Microfinance Research Award, promoted by the European Microfinance Network (EMN)

10 july
Mário Augusto
Mário Augusto
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Researcher at the University of Coimbra, CeBER, Faculty of Economics, wins the "The European Microfinance Research Award 2020", awarded by the European Microfinance Network.

Mário Augusto, researcher at the University of Coimbra, CeBER, Faculty of Economics, won "The European Microfinance Research Award 2020", promoted by the European Microfinance Network (EMN).

The award was given for the scientific article "Online microfinance in Eastern Europe: Personal versus business loan funding", co-authored with Ana Paula Matias Gama and Ricardo Emanuel Correia (University of Beira Interior) and Fábio Duarte (Polytechnic of Porto).

Founded in 2003, EMN is a European reference organisation in the microfinance sector, promoting the fight against social and financial exclusion through self-employment and the creation of micro-enterprises. This is also one of the main areas of study of the project "The role of micro-credit in promoting financial and social integration", financed by FCT, of which the awarded researchers are part.