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.
Content related to all 28 European Member States
See the latest microfinance advisory news from EaSI TA, including success stories about the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision, at https://goo.gl/2537bl. Other new briefing information has been released recently by the European Commission concerning the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision.
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.
Published on 15 November 2019.
The results of the fi-compass Survey on financial instruments under the European Social Fund (ESF) – Reflections at present and ideas for future, conducted in May and June 2019, are now available on the fi-compass website.
This final report provides detailed insights into current practice and future views amongst fi-compass practitioners in this subject area.
The fi-compass ‘Survey on financial instruments under the European Social Fund (ESF) - Reflections at present and ideas for future’ was conducted in May and June 2019. The survey collected feedback on current experiences in connection with the implementation of financial instruments under the ESF. In addition, it collected views and suggestions for a further take-up of financial instruments under the ESF, thus helping to shape future technical assistance (TA) measures.
IFISE is the short title of the ‘Innovative Financial Instruments in support of the Social Economy’, a fi-compass Multi-region assistance (MRA) project. The project brought together four regions in Spain and Italy, Andalucia, Lombardy, Piedmont and Valencia to explore the potential of financial instruments under ESI Funds to enhance social impact activities.
FI Campus 2019, which will be held in Brussels on 4-5 December 2019, has been announced. This year’s theme for the flagship event of fi-compass is ‘Looking ahead to 2021 and beyond’. FI Campus 2019 will include a number of sessions aimed at helping fi-compass stakeholders prepare for the next programming period, which starts in January 2021.
In the focus – the new CPR and InvestEU
There is a new way to stay up to date with fi-compass content. Registered fi-compass users can now choose to follow content relating to one or more European Structural and Investment Funds (ERDF/CF, ESF, EAFRD, EMFF), as well as specific Member States’ Country Data pages.
The first of a new type of fi-compass event, ‘the fi-compass Knowledge Hub’, took place on 19 June 2019. This initial pilot event was held in Brussels on the subject of ‘State aid and financial instruments to support SME competitiveness and energy efficiency’.