Stock-taking of 2014-2020 and looking forward – 7th annual EU conference on EAFRD financial instruments


18 November 2021
About the event

The 7th annual EU conference on EAFRD financial instruments ‘Stock-taking of 2014-2020 and looking forward’, organised by the European Commission – Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB), will focus on the results, challenges and achievements reached in the outgoing programming period 2014-2020, and will take place online on Thursday, 18 November 2021.

The conference will be opened by Janusz Wojciechowski, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, by Spilios Livanos, Minister of Rural Development and Food, Greece and by Christian Kettel Thomsen, Vice-President, European Investment Bank. The conference will further set the policy directions for the use of new financial instruments under the CAP Strategic Plans, or the continuation of current ones, in line with the recommendations issued by the European Commission and the novelties introduced in the new legal framework.

The newest EAFRD-supported guarantee instrument put in implementation in Greece, alongside all innovations linked to its monitoring and reporting, will be featured in a dedicated session during the conference. Additionally, representatives of EAFRD managing authorities from several European capitals will share their current experiences and intentions for using financial instruments for agriculture in the future. This will be complemented by interventions from DG AGRI and the EIB outlining possibilities for further support to the EAFRD managing authorities.

Target group

The conference is expected to gather: high-level policy makers and managers from national administrations in the field of agriculture; agricultural attaches; experts from the EAFRD managing authorities involved in the setting-up of financial instruments as well as in the drafting and the negotiations of the CAP Strategic Plans; experts from Paying Agencies and Certification Bodies; financial intermediaries (banks) involved or interested in the implementation of the many EAFRD financial instruments; representatives of the EU and local farm unions; researchers and academia; representatives of international organisations such as AECM, EIB Group, EBRD, EC.

Registration required
Practical Info

Online registration for the conference will be open until Monday, 15 November 2021, 12.00 CET.
If your registration is confirmed, you will receive a separate email in the weeks following your registration.
The webinar will be held in English. Simultaneous interpretation will be available in French, German, Greek, Italian and Spanish.

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