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About fi-compass

fi-compass is designed to support EU shared management managing authorities and other interested parties, by providing practical know-how and learning tools on financial instruments.

These include ‘how-to’ manuals, factsheets and case study publications, as well as face-to-face training seminars, networking events, and video information.

EU shared management financial instruments

Financial instruments co-funded by EU shared management funds can be an efficient way to invest in growth and development across the European Union. They can be set up by Member States and regions to invest EU shared management resources through financial products such as loans, guarantees, equity and other risk-bearing mechanisms that support projects on the ground.

fi-compass offers general information, practical tools and learning opportunities that guide you step-by-step through the life cycle of EU shared management financial instruments. Specific advice is offered also on the use of financial instruments under each of the EU shared management funds.

So, if you are a managing authority, a financial intermediary or any other party interested in learning more about the practical features of EU shared management financial instruments you can find the information you are searching for here.

Publications

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Audit methodology for auditing financial instruments, programming period 2021-2027
Audit methodology for auditing financial instruments, programming period 2021-2027
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Fuelling Berlin’s innovative start-ups with ERDF VC funds
Fuelling Berlin’s innovative start-ups with ERDF VC funds
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Setting up financial instruments supporting migrant integration – Practical guide part 1
Setting up financial instruments supporting migrant integration – Practical guide part 1

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Events

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June
2024
FI Campus 2024
Conference
Brussels
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February
2024
ERDF equity for innovation 2021-2027
Workshop
Athens
14
November
2023
Financing RePowerEU - Shared management financial instruments combined with grants
Workshop
Vilnius

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In focus

Financial instruments for innovation in La Réunion

Financial instruments for innovation in La Réunion

15 December 2023   about 2 mins

The ‘La Financière Région Réunion’ (FRR) fund of funds has been set up in the La Réunion region of France with resources from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) with a mandate to implement and manage two financial instruments to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), including micro-enterprises.

Watch this video to discover how the initiative helped Engineering and 3D printing micro-enterprise, AGONOV, grow their company and FinTech SME, HUB2, improve interoperability between mobile money wallets across Africa.

Micro and small loans for rural development

Micro and small loans for rural development

12 October 2023   about 7.5 mins

Watch this video case study for first-hand accounts of how EAFRD financial instruments are closing the gap between financial resources and the need for greater investment to support farmers in Croatia to expand their businesses and become a key driver of generational renewal in rural communities and areas.

Thanks to EAFRD-backed loans from HAMAG BICRO, Croatia’s first garlic farm, was able to invest in new agricultural machinery and storage units;  peach farmer, Matija Kovacic had his best year of production to date; Zvonko Rohalj’s roof correction services is thriving thanks to his newly purchased electric hoof correction trailer; and Haskap berry producer, Ivica Babojelic, was able to modernise the facilities and even put out new products.

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Barabar, did you say?

16 July 2023

Thanks to a microloan backed by SIS Credit under the ESF financial instrument, a group of friends created Infinite Games Ltd, a social enterprise active in the field of human rights education.

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Ep.16: Equity instruments under the ERDF

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