The ESIF Fund of funds, FOSTER TPE-PME, Occitanie

In France’s Occitanie / Pyrenees-Mediterranean region, financial instrument products are supporting small and medium-sized enterprises through a Fund of funds structure called FOSTER. The Fund of funds combines European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) with the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and this case study film shows how FOSTER’s European Regional Development Fund financial instruments are helping businesses to invest in their competitiveness.

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