Access to finance for smaller farms in the EU

17 May 2022
About the event

The European Commission – Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI), in partnership with the European Investment Bank, is pleased to invite you to participate to the conference ‘Access to finance for smaller farms in the EU’, taking place on Tuesday, 17 May 2022, from 9.20 until 13.30, in Brussels and online.

Access to finance is one of the most important obstacles that smaller farms in the EU are facing. The conference, which will be opened by Mihail Dumitru, Deputy Director-General, DG AGRI, European Commission and Roger Havenith, Deputy Chief Executive, European Investment Fund, will focus on the support available for smaller farms under the common agricultural policy (CAP), including through EAFRD financial instruments and microfinance schemes.

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; experts from microfinance institutions; representatives of the EU and local farm unions.

The Hotel, Bd. de Waterloo 38, 1000 Brussels
Registration required
Practical Info

There will be a limited number of places available to attend in person. All participants who will attend the conference on-site, shall receive a confirmation email after registering.
All participants who will attend the conference online, shall receive the connection link via email, after registering.
Registration to the conference will close on Thursday, 12 May 2022, at 17.00.
The main language of the conference will be English. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided into French, German, Italian and Spanish.