The webinar will elaborate on the possibilities offered by combining crowdfunding and European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF or ESI Funds), with emphasis on the European Social Fund (ESF). The panellists will highlight the potential benefits of enhanced cooperation between managing authorities and the crowdfunding industry, particularly via the adoption of financial instruments. Practitioners from the ground will also share examples of projects from around the European Union that have received financial support combining crowdfunding and ESIF financial instruments.
We invite you to discover the recently published fi-compass manual ‘Crowdfunding and ESF opportunities: future perspectives for managing authorities’. Building on ground-breaking experiences in the EU, some of which will be presented during the webinar, the manual analyses the challenges and opportunities of setting up financial instruments that are delivered alongside or through crowdfunding platforms. Financial instruments can help meet the growing liquidity needs faced by crowdfunding platforms, and build trust on the investors’ side.
We will be collecting incoming questions ahead of the webinar and discuss the most relevant ones live. If you would like to submit a question, you can do so on the registration page.