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services on financial instruments under the
fi-compass is a unique platform for advisory
for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).
European Structural and Investment Funds
(ESIF) and microfinance under the Programme
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be an important tool for boosting EU agriculture.
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Investments, in a variety of forms, will help create a modern, dynamic agri-food
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Title Term Definition
CF Cohesion Fund
CF Regulation Regulation (EU) No 1300/2013
COCOF Coordination Committee of the Funds as established under Article 103 of Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006
COESIF Coordination Committee for the European Structural and Investment Funds
CP Cohesion Policy
CPR Common Provisions Regulation - REGULATION (EU) No 1303/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 December 2013 laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006.
CSF Common Strategic Framework - The framework which translates the objectives and targets of the EU strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth into key actions for the ESI Funds.
DG REGIO Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy of the EC
EAFRD European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
EAFRD Regulation Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013
EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EC European Commission
EE/RE Energy Efficiency / Renewable Energy
EIB European Investment Bank
EIB Group EIB and EIF
EIF European Investment Fund
EMFF European Maritime and Fisheries Fund
ERDF European Regional Development Fund
ERDF Regulation Regulation (EU) No 1301/2013
ESF European Social Fund
ESF Regulation European Structural and Investment Funds for the 2014-2020 programming period. They include: ERDF, CF, ESF, EAFRD and EMFF
ESIF European Structural Investment Fund
EU European Union
Financial Engineering Instruments (FEIs) In the programming period 2007-2013, those set up under Article 44 of Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006
Financial Instruments (FIs) In the 2014-2020 programming period, those foreseen in Title IV, Articles 37 to 46 of the CPR1
Holding Fund (HF) As defined in Article 44 of Council Regulation 1083/2006
IFI International Financial Institution
Implementing Regulation Commission Regulation (EC) No 1828/2006 of 8 December 2006 setting out rules for the implementation of Reg. 1083 and Reg. 1080, as amended from time to time.
JEREMIE Joint European Resources for Micro to Medium Enterprises
JESSICA Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas
MA Managing Authority: For each operational programme, the national, regional or local public authority or body or a private body designated by the Member State to take responsibility for managing the operational programme in accordance with the principle of sound financial management – cf. Articles 123-125 of the CPR.
MRA Multi-region assistance
MS EU Member States
Off-the-shelf Financial Instruments Financial Instruments referred to in Art. 38(3)(a) of the CPR, complying with the standard terms and conditions laid down by the Commission, in accordance with implementing acts to be adopted by the Commission
OP ‘Operational Programme’ referred to in Part Three of the CPR and in the EMFF Regulation, and ‘Rural Development Programme’ referred to in the EAFRD Regulation Document approved by the Commission comprising a set of priorities to be implemented through ESI Funds resources
Reg. 1080 Regulation (EC) No. 1080/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council, as amended from time to time.
Reg. 1083 Council Regulation (EC) No. 1083/2006, as amended from time to time.
SFs EU Structural Funds SFs (ERDF and ESF)
SME Small- and medium-sized enterprises – as defined in EU law: EU recommendation 2003/361.The main factors determining whether a company is an SME are: 1.number of employees and 2.either turnover or balance sheet total.
Summary Report Report published by DG REGIO in September 2013, on the progress made in financing and implementing financial engineering instruments co-financed by SFs. Situation as of 31 December 2012.
Tailor-made Financial Instruments Financial Instruments other than Off-the-shelf Financial Instruments
Thematic Objectives Objectives supported by each ESI Fund in accordance with its mission in order to contribute to the EU strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth (See Article 9 of the CPR).
UDF Urban Development Fund as defined in Article 44 (b) of Reg. 1083.