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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.
Financial instruments for innovation in La Réunion
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
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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