fi-compass news

March 2017
10.03.2017
First fi-compass microfinance workshop in Serbia
Our first fi-compass EaSI TA workshop in Serbia will be held next week on 14 March 2017 in Belgrade. Organised with close ... Read the full story
06.03.2017
European microfinance institutions start to be certified under the European Code of Good Conduct
Microfinance institutions (MFIs) have started to receive certification for compliance with the European Code of Good Conduct for ... Read the full story
December 2016
21.12.2016
Outreach services from fi-compass: Social Platform and European Microfinance Network seminars
Outreach services from fi-compass include our experts participating at external events to present information about financial ... Read the full story
21.12.2016
Towards a low carbon economy – support for Member States and regions
Learning resources provided by fi-compass are designed to help managing authorities and other stakeholders involved in ... Read the full story
21.12.2016
Helping Member States and regions to enhance the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises
In the 2014-2020 programming period, the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) are supporting 11 thematic objectives and ... Read the full story
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
21.12.2016
New fi-compass case studies published
A collection of 13 new fi-compass publications have been released recently featuring case study information about loans, ... Read the full story
21.12.2016
Participant perspectives from the fi-compass ESF seminar in Rome
fi-compass organised a special advisory seminar for European Social Fund (ESF) managing authorities in Italy on 1 December 2016 ... Read the full story
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
02.12.2016
First EaSI TA workshop on EU Instruments for microfinance in Sofia, Bulgaria: November 10 2016
Our fi-compass support for EU microfinance stakeholders included organising a workshop in Bulgaria recently through the EU ... Read the full story
November 2016
30.11.2016
Improving credit conditions for Estonia's fisheries and aquaculture sector
Eduard Koitmaa from the Fisheries Economics Department at Estonia's Ministry of Rural Affairs was interviewed by fi-compass to ... Read the full story
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
08.11.2016
Workshop on EU instruments for microfinance in Sofia, Bulgaria
The Bulgarian association of credit cooperatives and microfinance organisations (BACCOM) together with fi-compass is organising the ... 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
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