Content related to all 28 European Member States

Factsheet (Financial gap in the EU agricultural sector)

This report offers a first look into the financial gap for agricultural enterprises for short-term and for medium and long-term loans. It is based on established European Commission methodology (Ex-ante assessment of the EU SME Initiative, 2013) and incorporates improved calculations. The input variables are based on updated data from Eurostat, the Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) provided by DG AGRI and the SAFE survey. Wherever specific data for the agricultural sector was not available, approximations were used.

Manual (Scoping study for the use of financial instruments under the EMFF and related advisory support activities)

The European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) policy framework emphasises the need for more use of financial instruments in 2014-2020: the overall aim is therefore to deliver more ESIF funding through financial instruments in the future. To help achieve this, the European Commission, in partnership with the EIB, has set up a single advisory platform on ESIF financial instruments for the programming period 2014-2020. This advisory platform is called fi-compass.

Final report: fi-compass State aid survey

The fi-compass State aid survey was conducted in May and June 2018. It focused on the experience of fi-compass stakeholders of implementing financial instruments under the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) within the State aid rules. The survey, received over 300 responses and provides a good insight into the current practice amongst fi-compass practitioners in this subject area.

FI Campus 2018 side event: MRA working session - Presentation of projects, results and lessons learned


fi-compass will host the “Multi-region assistance for the assessment of the potential use of financial instruments supported by the ERDF, CF, ESF and EAFRD” working session as a side event of FI Campus 2018.

Please click here for the programme of the MRA working session.

Factsheet (European Social Fund financial instruments and State aid)

This factsheet aims to provide an overview of the State aid rules with implications for the use of financial instruments financed through the European Social Fund (ESF) in a concise and user-friendly manner. The factsheet is based on the relevant European Union (EU) Regulation, available fi-compass resources and the European Commission’s (EC) ‘Guidance on State aid in European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds Financial instruments in the 2014-2020 programming period’.