Resources from recent and upcoming events.
fi-compass flagship conference on regional policy financial instruments
Nearly 600 participants tuned in to the fi-compass flagship online conference ‘Regional policy financial instruments ready to meet the EU challenges’ on 1-2 December 2020.
Current hot topics related to financial instruments under shared management funds were discussed such as the new legislative framework, combination opportunities under the EU Renovation Wave and InvestEU and its Member State Compartment. Over 30 speakers contributed to the sessions which focussed on the key sectors of SMEs and energy efficiency.
Sixth annual EU conference on EAFRD financial instruments for agriculture and rural development in 2014-2020
Over 250 participants from managing authorities, financial intermediaries, EU institutions and stakeholders from the agricultural and agri-food sectors joined the ‘Sixth annual EU conference on EAFRD financial instruments for agriculture and rural development in 2014-2020’ organised by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI), in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB) on 16 November 2020.
The conference had a particular focus on the findings of the EU wide fi-compass study results ‘Financial needs in the agriculture and agri-food sectors in the European Union’, in the perspective of a timely inclusion of financial instruments in the CAP Strategic Plans for the 2021-2027 period.
A date for your diary: Financial needs in the agriculture and agri-food sectors in Italy
When: 10 February Where: digital event
fi-compass is pleased to announce the webinar ‘Financial needs in the agriculture and agri-food sectors in Italy’, which will take place on 10 February 2021.
The webinar will focus on the financial environment in which farmers and processors operate in Italy. It will consider the banking systems, major financial players for the two sectors, and what is offered as loans, guarantees and various financial schemes with national and/or EU financing. Stakeholders and managing authorities will also share their experience with financial instruments.
With a view to support managing authorities in their programming exercise in post-2020 period, fi-compass has recently published a study on financial needs in the agriculture and agri-food sectors in 24 EU Member States. Based on the feedback of 7 600 farmers and 2 200 agri-food companies across the EU, the 24 country-specific fi-compass reports present the main challenges faced by these two groups when it comes to access to finance.