Sixth annual EU conference on EAFRD financial instruments for agriculture and rural development in 2014-2020

16 November 2020

UPDATE: Please note that following the precautionary measures in place in light of the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, this conference is postponed to 16 November 2020, subject to measures in place related to COVID-19.

About the event

The European Commission – Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB) are pleased to invite you to participate to the ‘Sixth annual EU conference on EAFRD financial instruments for agriculture and rural development in 2014-2020’, that will take place on 16 November 2020 in Brussels, Belgium.

This year’s conference will have a particular focus on the findings of the fi-compass study on the financing needs in the agriculture and the agri-food sectors in the EU Member States. The 24 country reports and their results will be shared with the fi-compass community and some will be presented in detail at the conference allowing experts and practitioners to exchange on the study, also in the perspective of a timely inclusion of financial instruments in the 2021-2027 CAP Strategic Plans.

Focus will also be put on the Green Deal and how the EAFRD financial instruments can support green and environmentally sustainable investments in the agriculture sector.

Watch the video to grasp the key takeaways from last year’s ‘Annual EAFRD conference on financial instruments for agriculture and rural development’.


During the conference, participants can expect to get an overview on:

  • the Commission’s proposal for CAP financial instruments in 2021-2027;
  • the findings of the EU wide fi-compass study results on financing needs in agriculture and agri-food sectors on Member State level;
  • the experiences of EAFRD managing authorities in using financial instruments;
  • the EAFRD financial instruments focusing on financing green investments and environmental sustainability.
Target group

Whom will you meet at the conference?

This fi-compass EAFRD conference is mainly targeted for:

  • high level national and regional political representatives from all EU Member States dealing with agriculture, agri-food and rural development;
  • representatives from EAFRD managing authorities and paying agencies from all EU Member States;
  • financial intermediaries, including financial institutions, fund managers, guarantee institutions, their associations and all other financial sector stakeholders directly involved in the management of EAFRD financial instruments;
  • farm union representatives, as well as all associations dealing with the agricultural, agri-food and forestry sectors.
Charlemagne Building, European Commission, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels, Belgium

Date: 16 November 2020 


Programme, 16 November 2020, Brussels
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