ERDF financial instruments - fit for 2021-2027

Conference

Programme

Friday, 7 October 2022

Brussels (venue: The Hotel, Bd de Waterloo 38) and online

The European Commission – Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB) is pleased to invite you to participate in the conference ‘ERDF financial instruments – fit for 2021-2027’ to be held on Friday, 7 October 2022.

Programme

Morning sessions

09.00 – 09.20

Welcome and opening addresses

09.20 – 10.05

The fi-compass model financial instrument with a grant component to support energy efficiency

10.05 – 10.40

The New European Bauhaus model territorial development financial instrument

10.40 – 11.00

Coffee break

11.00 – 11.30

The fi-compass quasi-equity model financial instrument for SMEs

11.30 – 12.00

Payments and management costs and fees in the CPR 2021/1060

12.00 – 13.15

Lunch break and networking opportunity

Afternoon sessions

13.15 – 14.30

Interactive workshop: Current experiences and challenges in implementation of 2021-2027 financial instruments

14.45 – 15.45

Key conclusions of the interactive workshops

15.45 – 16.00

Closing addresses

Detailed information about the sessions

Welcome and opening

09.00

Jacki Davis

Event moderator

Peter Berkowitz

Policy Director, DG REGIO, European Commission

Simon Barnes

Head of Advisory Services, European Investment Bank

Opening addresses

09.00 09.20

The fi-compass model financial instrument with a grant component to support energy efficiency

09.20 – 10.05

Presentations on the key features of the model and how it may be implemented in the future.

In addition, the Green Eligibility Checker will be presented and explained how it can support the implementation of financial instruments in the EE sector.

Aron Kerpel-Fronius

Policy officer, DG REGIO, European Commission

Olivier Dumoulin

Investment Platform Advisor, European Investment Bank

Aleksejs Kaņējevs

Deputy Head of Programme Development Department, Altum

Ieva Zalite

Policy officer, DG REGIO, European Commission

Mariateresa Di Giacomo

Senior Unit Head Financial Instruments, European Investment Bank (tbc)

Amanda De Giovanni

Chief Architect and Civil Engineer, Valletta Design Hub

The New European Bauhaus model territorial development financial instrument

10.05 – 10.40

Presentations on the key features of the model and how it may be implemented in the future.

The fi-compass quasi-equity model financial instrument for SMEs

11.00 – 11.30

Presentations by DG REGIO and EIF on the key features of the model and how it may be implemented in the future.

Sara Dagostini

Policy officer, DG REGIO, European Commission

Aubin Bonnet

Senior Mandate Manager, European Investment Fund

Sara Dagostini

Policy officer, DG REGIO, European Commission

Radka Konstantinova

Policy officer, DG REGIO, European Commission

Payments and management costs and fees in the CPR 2021/1060

11.30 – 12.00

Presentation by DG REGIO on how the CPR 2021/1060 regulates the payments and management costs and fees.

Interactive workshop: Current experiences and challenges in implementation of 2021-2027 financial instruments

13.15 – 14.30

The workshop will provide an interactive environment where participants can exchange on the themes:

- what is working well,

- what are the main challenges, and

- what are the lessons learned so far.

The workshop will be organised in a number of parallel in-person sessions in Brussels and as a virtual session for the online participants.

Jonathan Denness

Head of Unit, DG REGIO, European Commission

Frank Lee

Head of Climate and Social Finance Advisory Division, European Investment Bank

Key conclusions of the interactive workshops

14.45 – 15.45

Participants share the key conclusions of the parallel workshop sessions exchanges and discuss them together with Jonathan Denness, DG REGIO and Frank Lee, EIB.

Closing addresses

15.45 – 16.00

Looking ahead to the future delivery of the 2021-2027 ERDF programmes.

Jonathan Denness

Head of Unit, DG REGIO, European Commission

Frank Lee

Head of Climate and Social Finance Advisory Division, European Investment Bank

Registration

Registration is mandatory for both in person and online participants.

Registrations will close on Friday, 30 September 2022.

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