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Our latest publications, case studies, videos and podcasts

New video on combination of financial instruments and grant

The EU rules for the combination of grants and financial instruments in the 2021-2027 programming period have been simplified and make it easier for grant to be combined in a single financial instrument operation.

This short video shows how grants can be used to expand the reach of shared management funds to open up new markets, remove barriers for final recipients and attract private investment.

New case studies feature financial instruments from France and Lithuania

fi-compass recently published two case studies on energy efficiency as well as on the access to finance for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in cooperation with financial intermediaries active in the region.

New ESF video on Portugal Inovação Social

Portugal Inovação Social is an ESF initiative that is contributing to build up a healthy social economy ecosystem in Portugal. Through its different tools, Portugal Inovação Social delivers to social investors and social service providers a balanced mix of support which is composed of grants, financial instruments and technical assistance.

You can hear from the practitioners how the combination of grants and financial instruments can support the growth of the social enterprises in Portugal, and how Social Impact Bonds can test the scalability of cutting-edge solutions to societal challenges.

New video on Energy Efficiency in housing

The estimated funding gap for energy efficiency investments in the EU over the next decade is EUR 185 billion per annum.

This short video illustrates how ERDF financial instruments can use Cohesion policy resources to mobilise private investment to finance energy efficiency projects in the EU.

New podcast episode: equity financial instruments help technology-based SMEs grow and thrive

Tune in to our new podcast episode on how ESIF Financial instruments support the development of the Venture Capital/Private Equity ecosystem in Greece. A discussion with Yannis Tsakiris – Deputy Minister for Development and Investment in Greece, hosted by Bruno Robino, head of fi-compass at the EIB.

New podcast episode: financial needs in EU agriculture and agri-food sectors and possibilities offered by EAFRD financial instruments

Tune in to our new podcast episode on how EAFRD financial instruments can support the agriculture and agri food sectors in Europe. A discussion with Michael Pielke – Head of Unit in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, hosted by Miglena Dobreva, from the fi-compass team at the EIB.

The fi-compass survey 2021 - NOW OPEN

The fi-compass survey 2021 is now open. Your feedback is important to help us develop the platform to support financial instruments using EU Shared Management Funds including ERDF/CF, EAFRD, ESF and EMFF.

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