About fi-compass

fi-compass is a platform for advisory services on financial instruments under the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).

fi-compass is provided by the European Commission in partnership with the European Investment Bank.

fi-compass is designed to support ESIF 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.


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ESIF financial instruments

Financial instruments co-funded by ESIF 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 ESIF 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 ESIF financial instruments. Specific advice is offered also on the use of financial instruments under each of the ESI Funds.

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