fi-compass news

October 2015
Innovation support and ESIF financial instruments
Support through financial instruments for Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) is an area that may be of interest to ... Read the full story
Call open for Financial Intermediaries under the EaSI Guarantee Financial Instrument.
On 22 June 2015, the European Commission entrusted the EIF with the implementation of the EaSI Guarantee under the European Programme for ... Read the full story
EFSI and ESIF: Complementarity, not overlap
The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) can exploit synergies with the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). EFSI is ... Read the full story
Financial Instruments delivering ESI Funds
Bratislava was the stage for the first national fi-compass event, where participants from Slovakia and a few neighbouring ... Read the full story
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
Seven steps to effective ex-ante assessments for ESIF financial instruments
An ex-ante assessment is a crucial, and therefore mandatory, step in the overall lifecycle of ESIF financial instruments. Ex-ante ... Read the full story
September 2015
Microfinance for universities
Microfinance instruments can be useful sources of support for Microcredit Institutions pursuing  'Responsible Inclusive Finance and ... Read the full story
Supporting financial instruments through European Social Fund (ESF)
Financial instruments and the ESF were under the spotlight in Paris this week at a regional seminar organised by fi-compass. ... Read the full story
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
Guide to financial instrument products
A new short reference guide about different financial instrument products is now available from fi-compass. The guide illustrates the key ... Read the full story
Action plan for financial instruments
Systematic approaches to the planning of financial instruments can help to improve their effectiveness. A new short reference guide from ... Read the full story
Increase your knowledge about financial instruments
A new series of fi-compass seminars is now open for registration. These events will provide information about opportunities from ... Read the full story
July 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
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
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
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
The difference between off-the-shelf & tailor-made instruments
Amongst the new opportunities to ease the delivery of ESI Funds to the final recipients, there are the so-called off-the-shelf instruments ... Read the full story
The fi-compass expert group met for the first time on 30 April
A fi-compass expert group has been established to provide advice to European Commission services so as to ensure the overall ... Read the full story
Developing common standards: European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision
The European microcredit market is a young and growing sector which is quite heterogeneous due to the disparity of the legal and ... Read the full story
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