fi-compass news

June 2020
29.06.2020
Three new studies for ERDF financial instruments
Three new fi-compass studies have been published that are designed to support ERDF managing authorities and their partners preparing ... Read the full story
10.06.2020
fi-compass Stocktaking Study on financial instruments by sector published
Five sectors that have the potential for greater use of financial instruments in the future are the subject of the new fi-compass sectoral ... Read the full story
May 2020
28.05.2020
European Structural and Investment Funds and Energy Performance Contracting – new fi-compass report published
A new fi-compass report has been published highlighting the potential for European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) to support the ... Read the full story
25.05.2020
fi-compass Showcase 2019 submission – watch a video story from Italy: San Giorgio
This ‘fi-compass Showcase 2019’ submission is a video story about the company San Giorgio, founded back in 1980 as a small pastry shop, ... Read the full story
05.05.2020
Financial instruments for energy efficiency – Lithuania highlighted as best practice by European Court of Auditors
Use of financial instruments or market mechanisms are highlighted in a new report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) as key ... Read the full story
April 2020
16.04.2020
ERDF financial instruments help Italian social cooperative cut bills
Support from an ERDF financial instrument has helped an Italian social cooperative in Emilia-Romagna cut its heating bills by 25% in a ... Read the full story
March 2020
30.03.2020
Gap analysis of SME financing – new fi-compass report published
A new report has been published on the fi-compass website, which presents an analysis of the financing gaps and market failures relating to ... Read the full story
December 2019
18.12.2019
New fi-compass case study – IFRRU 2020
The IFRRU 2020 ESIF financial instrument for urban development and energy efficiency features in the latest fi-compass case study. ... Read the full story
November 2019
28.11.2019
fi-compass Showcase 2019 submission – watch a video story from Bulgaria: three urban development projects
This fi-compass Showcase 2019 submission is a video story ... Read the full story
28.11.2019
fi-compass Showcase 2019 submission – watch a video story from West Pomerania, Poland: Old Slaughterhouse
This fi-compass Showcase 2019 submission is a video story about the Old Slaughterhouse – a historical building situated in the Łasztownia ... Read the full story
28.11.2019
fi-compass Showcase 2019 submission – watch a video story from Romania: Smart Bill
This fi-compass Showcase 2019 submission is a video story about Smart Bill, an invoicing and inventory management software company from ... Read the full story
07.11.2019
fi-compass Showcase 2019 submission – watch a video story from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy: Metalcontrol
This ‘fi-compass Showcase 2019’ submission is a video story about Metalcontrol, a small mechanic company from Poviglio, Reggio Emilia in ... Read the full story
07.11.2019
fi-compass Showcase 2019 submission – watch a video story from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy: CIDAS
This ‘fi-compass Showcase 2019’ submission is a video story about CIDAS, a social cooperative operative in four regions in Italy. The ... Read the full story
06.11.2019
fi-compass Showcase 2019 submission – watch a video story from Italy: Gomedia Satcom
This ‘fi-compass Showcase 2019’ submission is a video story about Gomedia Satcom, an innovative start-up company founded in 2016 ... Read the full story
06.11.2019
fi-compass Showcase 2019 submission – watch a video story from Croatia: Termostroj
This ‘fi-compass Showcase 2019’ submission is a video story from Croatia about the family-owned company Termostroj, founded 30 years ago ... Read the full story
06.11.2019
fi-compass Showcase 2019 submission – watch a video story from Croatia: Denona
This ‘fi-compass Showcase 2019’ submission is a video story from Croatia about the family-owned printing house Denona, which is ... Read the full story
04.11.2019
fi-compass Showcase 2019 submission – watch a video story from Spain: ‘Pukas Surf’
  This ‘fi-compass Showcase 2019’ submission is a video story about Pukas Surf, a small ... Read the full story
October 2019
25.10.2019
fi-compass Showcase 2019 submission – watch a video story from the Czech Republic: ‘SWN Moravia supported by ČMZRB’s Energy Savings programme’
This ‘fi-compass Showcase 2019’ submission is a video story about SWN Moravia, a company producing staircases and railings from the Czech ... Read the full story
25.10.2019
fi-compass Showcase 2019 submission – Watch a video story from Greece: ‘EquiFund’
This ‘fi-compass Showcase 2019’ submission includes a video story and a brochure about EquiFund. EquiFund is a fund of funds programme ... Read the full story
22.10.2019
fi-compass Showcase 2019 submission – watch a video story from the Czech Republic: ‘Vranov Beach Holiday Park’
This ‘fi-compass Showcase 2019’ submission is a video story about Vranov Beach Holiday Park, a final recipient of a loan from the Expansion ... Read the full story
September 2019
30.09.2019
Financial instruments: a smarter use of EU resources
Jonathan Denness, who became the Head of the Financial Instruments and International Financial Institutions Relations Unit at the ... Read the full story
27.09.2019
MIUR – Investing in innovative companies in Southern Italy
A new video case study has been published on the fi-compass website that features the financial instrument to support Research, ... Read the full story
24.09.2019
fi-compass MRA RICE project on the potential for urban development financial instruments featured in DG REGIO’s Panorama Magazine
The fi-compass Multi-region assistance (MRA) project Revolving Instruments for Cities in Europe (RICE) is in the focus of an article in the ... Read the full story
May 2019
20.05.2019
New fi-compass case study features Energy Efficiency in Greece
The new fi-compass case study features the financial instrument developed to support the Energy Savings in Existing Housing Programme in ... Read the full story
April 2019
09.04.2019
New fi-compass resources on ERDF financial instruments
The start of 2019 has seen a number of new resources for ERDF practitioners published on the fi-compass website. The event page for FI ... Read the full story
09.04.2019
AL VIA – an ESIF guarantee instrument for smart SMEs in Lombardy
Founded in 2017, the Italian region of Lombardy’s AL VIA programme has taken important steps to help revive the regional economy in the ... Read the full story
March 2019
11.03.2019
ESIF equity financial instruments for Invest Northern Ireland – new video case study published
A new fi-compass video case study has been published that shows how ESIF equity financial instruments are used to support SMEs in Northern ... Read the full story
February 2019
20.02.2019
The FIRECE project - fi-compass support for energy efficiency and renewable energy financial instruments
On 17-18th January 2019, fi-compass delivered a workshop for managing authorities and other stakeholders from the FIRECE project. This ... Read the full story
December 2018
11.12.2018
New publications about ESIF financial instruments available
The use of financial instruments in Cohesion Policy reaches record high. Halfway through the 2014-2020 EU budget period, the amount of ... Read the full story
October 2018
02.10.2018
Supporting venture capital investments in Sweden
The latest European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) case study from fi-compass describes the process involved with preparing an ex-ante ... Read the full story
December 2017
08.12.2017
Lithuanian financial instrument invests in energy efficiency for buildings
Lithuania's financial instrument promoting energy efficiency in apartment buildings has been featured as an interesting case study at ... Read the full story
November 2017
17.11.2017
New loans and equity investments for France’s La Réunion island
As part of our information sharing activity at fi-compass, we raise awareness about how different Member States and regions are ... Read the full story
August 2017
09.08.2017
Dutch financial instrument promotes high-tech business innovation
A new fi-compass case study shows how a financial instrument from the Eastern Netherlands has used European Regional Development ... Read the full story
09.08.2017
Investing in low carbon economies: Lessons from the London Green Fund
Our fi-compass publications library includes a case study from the London Green Fund (LGF). It explains how this financial ... Read the full story
April 2017
06.04.2017
Presidency points of view from Malta
Malta currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union and fi-compass spoke to Maltese stakeholders about their ... Read the full story
06.04.2017
fi-compass seminar showcases financial instruments supporting urban and rural business investments
On 14 March a fi-compass seminar took place in Brussels focused on financial instruments under Thematic Objective 3 (TO3) ‘ ... Read the full story
March 2017
22.03.2017
Slovenian financial instrument offers integrated package of business support sources
Slovenia's experiences with a financial instrument that offered investment support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and ... Read the full story
December 2016
21.12.2016
First data on implementation of 2014-2020 financial instruments published
The European Commission has published the first summaries of data on financial instruments in the 2014-2020 period. They provide first ... Read the full story
November 2016
17.11.2016
Cooperation brings high uptake of business loans in Extremadura
A new fi-compass case study features a Spanish financial instrument that was set up towards the end of the 2007-2013 period with ... Read the full story
October 2016
19.10.2016
EC annual summary of data reinforces the potential of financial instruments in implementing Cohesion Policy
By the end of 2015, a total of almost EUR 16.9 billion of 2007-2013 Operational Programme (OP) resources was paid to more than 1000 ... Read the full story
19.10.2016
Selection of bodies implementing financial instruments: fi-compass event series continues
A new round of knowledge sharing events is underway through fi-compass to help Member States and regions implement financial ... Read the full story
19.10.2016
New advisory services from fi-compass
The new 2016-2018 work programme has been launched by fi-compass. The new advisory services build on the achievements of the ... Read the full story
11.10.2016
Microfinance in action: a practitioner's perspective from France 
Helping Member States and their regions to advance with microfinance is an important part of fi-compass activity. This includes ... Read the full story
10.10.2016
New factsheet on Personal Loans published by fi-compass
A new fi-compass advisory publication explains how financial instruments can support Member State objectives for inclusion and ... Read the full story
01.10.2016
New fi-compass case studies available soon
A number of new case studies will soon be published by fi-compass. These include information and experiences from financial ... Read the full story
July 2016
12.07.2016
New off-the-shelf financial instruments for business and urban development
The European Commission has adopted two new 'off-the-shelf' financial instruments for investments using the European Structural and ... Read the full story
June 2016
21.06.2016
Recent developments with ESIF financial instruments
Financial instruments continue to be at the forefront of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) policy developments. A new ... Read the full story
14.06.2016
First ESI Fund financial instruments combined with EFSI
Previous news stories from fi-compass have highlighted the use of financial instruments from the European Structural and ... Read the full story
May 2016
04.05.2016
Microcredit and guarantee instruments in Italy’s Marche region
Sharing knowledge and experience about financial instruments in action is a central part of the fi-compass remit. Such ... Read the full story
April 2016
26.04.2016
Financial instruments' potential for promoting energy efficiency
Financial instruments using the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) can support energy efficiency projects that are ... Read the full story
22.04.2016
Microcredit insights from Hungary
Small and micro-sized businesses form important parts of the Member States’ economies and fi-compass provides advice about ... Read the full story
05.04.2016
New fi-compass case study focuses on business loans in Malta
The latest case study published by fi-compass presents a First Loss Portfolio Guarantee (FLPG) fund implemented in Malta from 2011 ... Read the full story
December 2015
10.12.2015
Sharing the risk of business investments: lessons from the fi-compass case study library
EU Member States are being encouraged to make an efficient use of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) through the use of ... Read the full story
November 2015
12.11.2015
Ex-ante assessment for SME-related financial instruments: market analysis
Ex-ante assessments are mandatory for managing authorities setting up or continuing a financial instrument in the 2014-2020 programming ... Read the full story
October 2015
14.10.2015
Annual Summary on Financial Engineering Instruments 2014 available
This report describes how financial engineering instruments under the 2007-2013 ERDF and ESF programmes are delivered across many policy ... Read the full story
12.10.2015
Grants and financial instruments working together
Provisions on combination of financial instruments with grants and other forms of support from the European Structural and Investment Funds ... Read the full story
July 2015
16.07.2015
Three regional events further increase awareness of FIs under ERDF and CF
A series of three fi-compass seminars with the same agenda took place on 27 May in Brussels, 2 June in Vienna and 9 June in Warsaw ... Read the full story
16.07.2015
Ex-ante assessment for SME-related financial instruments: market analysis
Ex-ante assessments are mandatory for managing authorities setting up or continuing a financial instrument in the 2014-2020 programming ... Read the full story
09.07.2015
Contribution from Monika Czerwińska, Social Economy Financing Specialist at TISE SA (Warsaw conference participant)
As I am representing a financial intermediary from Poland, I was particularly interested to hear what Financial Instruments are envisaged ... Read the full story
June 2015
12.06.2015
Anna Muterko from the Conference on Financial Instruments for delivery of the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund, Vienna
Anna Muterko, MA, Austrian Conference on Spatial Planning (ÖROK) Office at the Federal Chancellery, Austria fi-compass organised a ... Read the full story
04.06.2015
Jan Novak, Financial Instruments Unit, Directorate of EU Funds, Financial and Voluntary Instruments, Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic
Mr Jan Novak, Financial Instruments Unit, Directorate of EU Funds, Financial and Voluntary Instruments, Ministry of the Environment of ... Read the full story
04.06.2015
fi-compass seminars share lessons learned from regional initiatives on using financial instruments
The first two in a series of three identical fi-compass seminars took place on 27 May in Brussels and 2 June in Vienna. The aim of ... Read the full story
April 2015
21.04.2015
The new advisory hub online
The new fi-compass webportal is NOW LIVE! The platform is offering a wide range of resources for Member States, managing ... Read the full story
21.04.2015
Share your expertise and get involved
Sharing best practices will be a great way to improve the performance of financial instruments under the new Investment Plan. If you have ... Read the full story
21.04.2015
The SME initiative, a tangible support programme
The SME Initiative is a concrete tool available for Member States to stimulate additional lending to SMEs by the banking sector. It offers ... Read the full story
21.04.2015
CSI Europe - Points of view
CSI Europe is an URBACT network that focuses on the involvement of cities in Urban Development Fund (UDF) structures and the way these ESIF ... Read the full story
21.04.2015
Launch of fi-compass
fi-compass was launched by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank at a conference on 19-20 January in Brussels, as the ... Read the full story
21.04.2015
ERDF/CF regional seminars will take place in May and June 2015
Three fi-compass seminars on financial instruments under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF) are being ... Read the full story
21.04.2015
Other events
 Information regarding new events will be published as they are announced, so please make sure you check the calendar on the fi-compass ... Read the full story
21.04.2015
Event on Financial instruments applied to ERDF and the Cohesion Fund
An event on “Financial instruments applied to ERDF and the Cohesion Fund” will take place in Brussels (27.05.2015), Vienna (02.06.2015) and ... Read the full story