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ESIF financial instruments in the 2014-2020 programming period – Opportunities for Finnish regions, Kuopio, 12-13 September 2017

fi-compass is pleased to announce the event ‘ESIF financial instruments in the 2014-2020 programming period – Opportunities for Finnish regions’, taking place on 12 September (afternoon) and 13 September (morning) in Kuopio.

The objective of this event is to raise awareness among potentially interested stakeholders in Finland on how financial instruments co-funded with European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) can help achieve objectives set out in the ESIF Operational Programmes (OP).

Deploying ESIF financial instruments can be very attractive for regions to increase the impact of their ESIF interventions by mobilising other public and private resources and reusing resources paid back.

ESIF financial instruments providing products suitable to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be in the focus of this fi-compass event, in particular guarantees and equity.

Case study examples from active or already implemented financial instruments supporting SME competitiveness may be a source of inspiration for authorities in Finland and will serve as a basis of discussion. During the event, experts will explain to participants the implementation of several financial instruments from different Member States and regions.

Furthermore, an interactive workshop will provide the participants with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding on when the use of financial instruments is justified and which financial instrument products are well suited for which objectives.



This event is limited to participants involved or planning to become involved in the implementation of financial instruments in Finland.

The main target groups are:

  • ERDF and other ESIF managing authorities,
  • Representatives from Ministries, e.g. the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment,
  • Financial intermediaries,
  • Regional development agencies,
  • SME business federations/associations.

Agenda of the event

The detailed programme of the event is available here.


The event language will be English.


Registration for this event is closed. Please contact fi-compass here to enquire about the possibility of a late registration in case of availability for the event.

Tue, Sep 12, 2017 to Wed, Sep 13, 2017
Regional Council of Pohjois-Savo, Maakuntatalo, Sepänkatu 1, 70100 Kuopio, Finland
Public Event
Registration required: