fi-compass news

November 2020
18.11.2020
Financial instruments to play key role in transition towards sustainable food systems
Financial instruments, available under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), have a significant potential in contributing to the ... Read the full story
18.11.2020
fi-compass EAFRD country specific webinars on financial needs in the agriculture and agri-food sectors
On 16 September 2020, the European Commission – Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) in partnership with the ... Read the full story
June 2020
11.06.2020
New fi-compass studies to support EAFRD managing authorities for the 2021-2027 period
Based on the feedback of 7,600 farmers and 2,200 agri-food companies across the EU, 24 country-specific fi-compass reports, present the ... Read the full story
April 2020
16.04.2020
Upcoming fi-compass activities and resources for the EAFRD community
The fi-compass ‘Sixth annual EU conference on EAFRD financial instruments for agriculture and rural development in 2014-2020’ initially ... Read the full story
December 2019
18.12.2019
Growing interest in EAFRD financial instruments
Financial instruments have become an integral part of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) tool box over the last ... Read the full story
September 2019
30.09.2019
A new DG AGRI-EIB initiative in support of rural infrastructure investment and smart villages development
A new initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) and the European ... Read the full story
August 2019
07.08.2019
Fifth annual EU conference on EAFRD financial instruments for agriculture and rural development
May 2019
28.05.2019
Interview with Phil Hogan, European Commission and Andrew McDowell, European Investment Bank
10.05.2019
EUR 1 billion for Europe’s next generation of farmers
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Commission have launched a EUR 1 billion loans package for agriculture and the ... Read the full story
April 2019
09.04.2019
Encouraging investments in rural Europe
Financial instruments for young farmers, rural infrastructure and other agri-food investments are among some of the hot topics being ... Read the full story
09.04.2019
Nouvelle-Aquitaine: Cheaper and easier loans to help farmers transition to sustainable agriculture
Nouvelle-Aquitaine has a new ESIF financial instrument that was launched in November 2018 named Alter’NA (Alternative en Nouvelle-Aquitaine ... Read the full story
December 2018
11.12.2018
Flexible financial products for the agricultural sector in the EU
A recently completed fi-compass study about financial instruments for the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD ... Read the full story
October 2018
02.10.2018
Financial instruments for rural Europe
The fi-compass toolkit of advisory services for agricultural and rural development stakeholders continues to expand during 2018. ... Read the full story
June 2018
28.06.2018
New opportunities for rural development financial instruments in Europe
Simplified rules and a broader remit for financial instruments were among the key topics presented during our ‘Fourth annual EU conference ... Read the full story
December 2017
12.12.2017
Estonian success stories with financial instruments
Estonia holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union from July to December during 2017 and fi-compass has been ... Read the full story
November 2017
23.11.2017
Financing investment guarantees for the agri‑food sector in southern France
A new agricultural case study has been published by fi-compass that describes a French financial instrument from the Occitanie/ ... Read the full story
23.11.2017
Advancing with financial instruments for agriculture and rural development
Over 200 delegates from 25 Member States gathered in Paris on 10 October for the third high-level annual fi‑compass conference on ... Read the full story
August 2017
09.08.2017
Agricultural Multi-Regional Guarantee Platform launched for Italian farmers
Italy is establishing an innovative 'Agricultural Multi-Regional Guarantee Platform (AMGP)' as a ground-breaking new financial instrument ... Read the full story
09.08.2017
Rural development loans, guarantees and equity under the spotlight in Estonia
Estonia, currently holding the Presidency of the Council of the EU, hosted our sixth EAFRD fi-compass macro-regional conference on ... Read the full story
April 2017
06.04.2017
EAFRD managing authorities and rural development policy benefits from fi-compass
Implementing financial instruments requires specific knowledge. With the support of fi-compass, managing authorities of ... 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
December 2016
09.12.2016
New EU investment initiative to boost financing for the rural economy
A new EU financing initiative for Europe's rural economy was launched in November at the 'Second EU fi-compass conference on EAFRD ... Read the full story
07.12.2016
Filling gaps in agricultural and rural finance: new animated film released by fi-compass
While many of Europe's Rural Development Programme (RDP) managing authorities are already exploring what financial instruments can bring ... Read the full story
October 2016
19.10.2016
Targeted coaching services for Rural Development Programmes by fi-compass
Financial instruments using the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) represent useful opportunities to enhance the ... Read the full story
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
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
July 2016
19.07.2016
Success factors for agricultural guarantee funds: lessons from Lithuania
Member States’ real-life experiences of using financial instruments for rural development were explained as part of the fi-compass ... Read the full story
04.07.2016
Rural development financial instruments showcased by fi-compass
Two macro-regional seminars were organised by fi-compass to raise awareness about opportunities for using financial instruments ... Read the full story
04.07.2016
New fi-compass handbook on ex-ante assessment for rural development financial instruments
A new fi-compass publication has been launched featuring advice about developing financial instruments for the European ... Read the full story
June 2016
21.06.2016
Placing farmers at the crossroad of investment decisions
Picture: Aldo Longo, Director, DG Agriculture and Rural Development The advantages of financial instruments as a means for future ... Read the full story
08.06.2016
fi-compass regional seminar promotes financial instruments for agriculture and rural development
Picture: Mihail Dumitru, Deputy Director-General, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission The potential for ... Read the full story
April 2016
15.04.2016
Financial instruments for agriculture and rural development
Financial instruments for agriculture and rural development will be the focus of two new macro-regional fi-compass seminars that ... Read the full story
March 2016
17.03.2016
Estonia launches new rural development loan funds
    Europe's first EAFRD financial instrument in 2014-2020 has now been launched by Estonia's Ministry of Rural Affairs. Estonia, ... Read the full story
17.03.2016
Assessing the value added of loan funds in the agricultural sector - Interview with Szilvia Bencze on Hungary’s programming in 2014-2020
Szilvia Bencze works at the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture and she presented her managing authority’s experience with financial ... Read the full story
17.03.2016
Targeted coaching on rural development financial instruments gets under way
Targeted coaching for the relevant Member State managing authorities on how best to use financial instrument possibilities available ... Read the full story
December 2015
10.12.2015
Guarantees for Europe’s agriculture and rural development sector
Member States are being encouraged to more than double the amount of financial instruments that use the European Agricultural Fund for ... Read the full story
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
09.11.2015
Promoting financial instruments for agriculture and rural development
Picture: Jānis Dūklavs, Minister for Agriculture of the Republicof Latvia and Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agricultureand Rural ... Read the full story
October 2015
14.10.2015
European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
Riga will be the venue for a fi-compass regional seminar about EAFRD financial instruments for agriculture and rural development ... 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
06.10.2015
Promoting financial instruments for agriculture and rural development
The importance of knowledge about using ex-ante assessments properly was one of the main conclusions from the recent fi-compass ... Read the full story
September 2015
25.09.2015
Rural Development Programme financial instruments
A new article about financial instruments for Rural Development Programmes has been produced by the European Network for Rural Development ... Read the full story
July 2015
16.07.2015
ECA report on Financial Instruments in Rural Development 2007-2013
In May 2015, a report was published by the European Court of Auditors analysing the performance of the Financial Instruments supported by ... Read the full story
16.07.2015
Ann Phelan T.D., Irish Minister of State at the Departments of Agriculture, Food and Marine and Transport, Tourism and Sport, with Special Responsibility for Rural Economic Development, on learning about FIs under EAFRD at the Dublin Conference
We asked Ann Phelan, who was attending the first fi-compass conference on FIs under the EAFRD, what she thought of the ... Read the full story
16.07.2015
First European conference on FIs under EAFRD a success – Tailor-made Financial Instruments are needed for boosting EU agriculture
The first European conference on Financial Instruments under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) took place on 23 ... Read the full story
May 2015
04.05.2015
Register for Dublin EAFRD Conference
Registration is now open for first European fi-compass Conference on Financial Instruments under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural ... 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
AGRI conference Dublin June
The first European fi-compass conference on financial instruments under the EAFRD will take place in Dublin, 23-24th June, 2015. ... Read the full story
21.04.2015
DG AGRI – EIB Memorandum of Understanding
Last month, the European Commission (DG AGRI) and the EIB organised a joint high-level conference on the co-operation between the two ... 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
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
Peer-to-Peer Initiative
The Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy has recently launched a new tool for peer-to-peer exchanges among managing, ... Read the full story
21.04.2015
EU Investment Offensive: Commission and EIB launch new advisory service on financial instruments
On 19 January, the European Commission, in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB), is launching fi-compass, a new ... Read the full story