fi-compass news

December 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Two EaSI TA Workshops during the 3rd European Microfinance Forum, 19-21 October 2016, Rome
The 3rd European Microfinance Forum (3rd EMF) will provide public institutions, private sector operators and non-profit organisations with ... Read the full story
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
September 2016
Nine new microcredit providers to benefit from fi-compass EaSI TA
Under the second Call for Technical Assistance from the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI TA) Programme, which opened several months ... Read the full story
August 2016
'Microfinance in the Cloud’ conference
More than 380 participants attended the Microfinance in the Cloud conference from over 40 countries in Europe and Central Asia. This ... Read the full story
European microfinance in the spotlight
Microfinance expertise from fi-compass was involved in five knowledge sharing sessions at the European Microfinance Network (EMN ... Read the full story