First European fi-compass Conference on Financial Instruments under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
Participants can expect to further their understanding of how financial instruments can help in their efforts to deliver EAFRD objectives. They will also learn how new initiatives, including fi-compass and also EC-EIB co-operation in Agriculture and Rural Development, can support their efforts to implement financial instruments. The conference will be opened by statements from Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Wilhelm Molterer, Vice President of the EIB and Czesław Adam Siekierski, Chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, European Parliament. The event targets EAFRD Managing Authorities, farm and business associations, bodies implementing or considering implementing financial instruments in agriculture and rural development, financial intermediaries, EAFRD stakeholders, members of the Civil Dialogue Group on rural development, public authorities, chambers of commerce, business angels, EIB Group staff, and other actors supporting financial instruments’ implementation.