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ESF financial instruments supporting social inclusion in the 2014-2020 programming period, 3 October 2017, Madrid

Under ESF Operational Programmes in Member States and regions, financial instruments can be co‑funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) when promoting social inclusion, combating poverty and any discrimination (Thematic Objective 9).

On 3 October 2017, the fi-compass workshop 'ESF financial instruments supporting social inclusion in the 2014-2020 programming period' in Madrid will focus on ESF financial instruments that can support these objectives in the 2014-2020 programming period.

This thematic workshop will be based on experience from managing authorities using different implementation options for financial instruments. One case study is from a managing authority providing a financial contribution to financial instruments set up at European Union level, while another is from a managing authority implementing directly at regional level. The case studies will provide a basis for sharing experience and for discussion in this fi‑compass workshop.

ESF managing authorities, financial intermediaries, and other stakeholders are invited to register.

Agenda of the conference

The detailed programme of the conference is available here.


The event language will be English. Interpretation between Spanish and English will be provided.


The deadline for registration is Friday, 29 September 2017.

We advise registering as soon as possible.

Please register for this event using the button below.

Tue, Oct 3, 2017
AC Hotel by Marriott Cuzco, Paseo de la Castellana 133, 28046 Madrid, Spain
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Additional Information

After registering online through the www.fi-compass.eu website, registrants will receive an automatic email acknowledging receipt of their registration. This message is not a confirmation of participation. Within two weeks after application the registrants will be informed by a separate email whether or not they can attend the event. The decision will be based on available seats, targeted audience and balanced representation of Member States and organisations.


Registration is free. Participants are expected to finance their own travel and accommodation costs. In case of unforeseen circumstances such as force majeure or low participant numbers, the event might be moved to a different date or cancelled. In this case, registered participants will be informed immediately via email. The reimbursement of travel and accommodation expenses or work hours lost will not be possible.