on financial instruments under the European
fi-compass is a platform for advisory services
Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).
Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) and
microfinance under the Programme for
be an important tool for boosting EU agriculture.
Investments, in a variety of forms, will help create a modern, dynamic agri-food
sector to create jobs and enhance growth in the EU. Financial Instruments will
Financial instruments using the European Social Fund
can support a wide range of financially viable
investment projects

What are the 11 thematic objectives, with which each FI must be compliant?


Objectives supported by each ESI Fund, covering  Europe 2020 priorities for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth (see Article 9 of the CPR):

  1. strengthening research, technological development and innovation;
  2. enhancing access to, and use and quality of, ICT;
  3. enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs, of the agricultural sector (for the EAFRD) and of the fishery and aquaculture sector (for the EMFF);
  4. supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors;
  5. promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management;
  6. preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency;
  7. promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures;
  8. promoting sustainable and quality employment and supporting labour mobility;
  9. promoting social inclusion, combating poverty and any discrimination;
  10. investing in education, training and vocational training for skills and lifelong learning;
  11. enhancing institutional capacity of public authorities and stakeholders and efficient public administration.