on financial instruments under the European
fi-compass is a platform for advisory services
Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)
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 is EaSI Technical Assistance?

With the objective to promote the development of microcredit in the European Union, the Commission adopted the Communication (COM (2007) 708) entitled "A European Initiative for the development of micro-credit in support of growth and employment" on 13 November 2007. The operational outcome of this Communication was the Joint Action to Support Microfinance Institutions in Europe (JASMINE). Over the period 2008-2013, the JASMINE initiative channelled various forms of technical assistance to microcredit providers in the EU and the wider European microcredit sector. To ensure coherent continuation of the initiative, JASMINE-type activities have been integrated under fi-compass under the dedicated work stream ‘EaSI Technical Assistance’ that also reflects the work stream’s complementarity with the implementation of the microfinance instrument under the third axis of EaSI.

For further information on the third axis of EaSI please visit the following website of EC.:

The EaSI Microfinance website