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Abstract

Seminar series in Member States

Participants can expect to further their understanding of how financial instruments can help in their efforts to deliver ESIF 2014 - 2020 objectives.

The events will feature case studies on financial instruments developed by regions and Member States, the opportunities offered by the 2014 - 2020 regulatory framework, the advisory products issued by fi-compass to support the design and set-up of financial instruments and the latest European Commission guidance on regulatory aspects. Also more hands-on oriented workshops will be provided.

The final agenda

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Financial Instruments delivering ESI Funds, Rome, 22 October 2015

On 22 October 2015, financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were discussed at a seminar in Rome. This seminar was part of a series of seminars conducted in 25 EU Member States.

Picture: Salvatore Vescina, Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic

Following the opening speech of Salvatore Vescina, Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic, practical experiences on the use of financial instruments were presented. This included the experience of supporting SMEs using guarantee schemes in Tuscany under the ERDF programme 2007-13, the experience of JEREMIE in Campania and the experiences of using JESSICA for urban development in Sardinia and Sicily.

Picture: Event participants

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policies presented key novelties and official guidance concerning ESIF financial instruments. This was complemented by a presentation by the European Investment Bank about how fi-compass can help Member States to advance with financial instruments.

Two parallel workshops during the Rome seminar focused on hands-on work following the life cycle of financial instruments - with a particular emphasis on the design phase. The participants discussed possible approaches and their own practical experience concerning a number of crucial issues in designing financial instruments, concerning the market assessment needed for the ex-ante assessment.

Overall, the seminar showed a high interest in financial instruments and that these tools offer useful potential. The discussion highlighted the importance of the ex-ante assessment, mapping of regulations and guidance, involving a wide range of different players, as well as the flexibility offered by financial instruments.

Picture: Simonetta Baldi, Regione Toscana, Italy

 

Financial Instruments delivering ESI Fund, Rome, 22 October 2015

Title Speakers
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Presentation of case studies on Financial Instruments
Support for SMEs Guarantee schemes under Tuscany ERDF 2007-13

Simonetta Baldi, Regione Toscana, Italy

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Presentation of case studies on Financial Instruments
Experience of JEREMIE in Campania

Alberto Schiavone, European Investment Fund

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Presentation of case studies on Financial Instruments
JESSICA experience in Sardinia: Urban Development Fund

Paola del Fabro, Banco di Sardegna, Italy

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Presentation of case studies on Financial Instruments
JESSICA experience in Sicily: Urbvan Development Fund FRUS

Filippo Granara, Equiter - Gruppo Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy

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Opportunities offered by the 2014-20 framework
Presentations by the European Commission

Thomas de Béthune, European Commission, DG Regio
Andrea Da Pozzo, European Commission, DG EMPL
Guido Castellano, European Commission, DG AGRI
Miguel Peña Castellot, European Commission, DG MARE

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fi-compass advisory support

Bruno Robino, European Investment Bank