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EAFRD financial instruments working with rural infrastructures, 19 June 2018, Brussels

The European Commission, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG Agri), supported by the European Investment Bank (fi-compass), is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop ‘EAFRD financial instruments working with rural infrastructures’, to be held on 19 June 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.

This workshop is especially designed for EAFRD managing authorities and for financial intermediaries that are interested in the potential use of financial instruments dealing with infrastructures in the rural and agricultural sector.

The objective of this workshop is to investigate the needs for rural and agricultural infrastructure investments and to preliminary assess how financial instruments could facilitate the deployment of infrastructural investments in the following areas:

  • Supply chain infrastructure;
  • Renewable energy and building energy efficiency investments;
  • Waste treatment;
  • Irrigation, water supply and purification;
  • Smart services and infrastructure for rural villages;
  • Forestry infrastructure;
  • Broadband and ICT infrastructure.

For such purpose, the workshop will focus on how to match the EAFRD MAs needs in terms of infrastructures with the financial intermediaries potentially interested in investing in agricultural and rural infrastructure. With this in mind, the active participation of the attendance will be stimulated during the workshop.

Agenda of the conference

The detailed programme of the conference in EN is available here.


The workshop will be held in English.


Online registration for the conference will be open until Friday, 15 June 2018.
Places for up to 70 participants are available.
We recommend registering as soon as possible.

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, Jun 19, 2018
Hotel Sofitel Europe, Place Jourdan, 1. B-1040 Brussels, Belgium
Registration required: 

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. Registrants will be informed in a separate email whether or not they can attend the conference. The decision will be based on targeted audience, available seats and balanced representation of Member States and organisations. Please note that the primary target groups of the conference will have priority and other interested stakeholders will be informed only at a later stage if they can participate. This can take several weeks. When entering the venue, participants need to have their valid national identification document (ID) at hand. Participants who registered but will not be able to attend the conference are kindly asked to inform the organisers at: events@fi-compass.eu.


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.