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


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Term Definition Reference
Early-stage capital      

Seed and start-up capital.

      Article 37(4) CPR

Expert Group on ESIF implementation issues

Equity investment      

Provision of capital to a firm, invested directly or indirectly in return for total or partial ownership of that firm and where the equity investor may assume some management control of the firm and may share the firm's profits.

      Article 2(m) FR
Ex-ante assessment      

An assessment which precedes the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) programme contribution to a financial instrument and which establishes evidence of market failures or sub-optimal investment situations and the estimated level and the scope of public investment needs, including types of financial instruments.

      Article 37(2)(3) CPR