fi-compass news

May 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
Have your say: State aid consultation launched
The European Commission (DG COMP) have recently launched two new public consultations on the State aid rules. The consultation is part of a ... Read the full story
ESF update – New survey planned for ESF practitioners
The ESF work stream of fi-compass features a number of new activities in 2019. To help develop future fi-compass actions, both in the short ... Read the full story
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
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
FI Campus 2018 videos are now online
Video testimony from speakers at the FI Campus 2018 event is now available on the fi-compass website. The interviews, which are ... Read the full story
The fi-compass Country Data Pages – Showcasing your ESIF financial instruments
fi-compass stakeholders now have a new tool to share and explore information about ESIF financial instruments in each Member State, the fi- ... Read the full story
Looking for inspirational fi-compass video case studies?
The fi-compass website showcases an increasing library of video case studies and interviews highlighting multiple ways that managing ... Read the full story
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
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
DG MARE launches a new survey to explore the potential use of EMFF financial instruments post-2020
The European Commission, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) with the support of fi-compass are conducting a ... Read the full story
The Multi-region assistance programme (MRA)
Discover the newly launched microsite dedicated to the Multi-region assistance (MRA)  programme under fi-compass. The aim? To facilitate a ... Read the full story
March 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
EC overview published about financial instruments related CPR changes following Omnibus
An information document has been prepared by the European Commission to provide an overview of the modifications concerning financial ... Read the full story
February 2019
Tracking progress in ESIF financial instruments
The European Commission have published a new article featuring some of the key data recently published on the EC Open data platform. At the ... Read the full story
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
ESIF financial instruments in Malta featured in Euronews
The SME Initiative which is implemented by the Bank of Valetta in Malta was the subject of a 2017 Business Planet report on the Euronews ... Read the full story
December 2018
Equity investments for the European Structural and Investment Funds
Using European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) to stimulate business start-ups and growth was the focus of the fi-compass event ‘ ... Read the full story
State aid survey findings
The results of the fi-compass State aid survey have been published on the fi-compass website. The survey aimed to gather ... Read the full story
FI Campus 2018 ‘What next for ESIF financial instruments? Creating new opportunities under the Omnibus Regulation
The second annual FI Campus conference was successfully held in Brussels earlier this month (December 3-5). Over 360 practitioners from 24 ... Read the full story