fi-compass news

February 2016
19.02.2016
Promoting financial instruments to final recipients: Lithuania’s Entrepreneurship Promotion Fund
Capacity building through knowledge exchange is an important part of the fi-compass mandate. This includes identifying and ... Read the full story
12.02.2016
New fi-compass advice on microfinance instruments
Microfinance instruments can be useful for supporting microenterprises, unemployed workers, and citizens suffering from disadvantages. By ... Read the full story
12.02.2016
Microfinance under the European Social Fund (ESF)
Picture: Stefan De Keersmaecker, DG EMPL, European Commission On 3 February 2016, fi-compass organised a workshop on ... Read the full story
12.02.2016
Financial Instruments under the European Social Fund (ESF)
Picture: Andriana Sukova-Tosheva, Director, DG EMPL, European Commission On 2 February 2016, fi-compass organised a high ... Read the full story
11.02.2016
New fi-compass case study: developing the social economy in Poland
fi-compass has released a new case study about a financial instrument co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) that provides ... Read the full story
04.02.2016
Member States seminar series: The Netherlands
Picture: Norbert van den Hove, Deputy Director Entrepreneurship, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Innovation, Enterprise ... Read the full story
03.02.2016
Member States seminar series: Malta
Picture: Hon. Ian Borg, Parliamentary Secretary, EU Funds and the EU Presidency 2017, Malta On 25 January 2016, financial instruments ... Read the full story
03.02.2016
Member States seminar series: Slovenia
On 21 January 2016, financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were discussed at a seminar in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This seminar is part of ... Read the full story
January 2016
28.01.2016
Member States seminar series: Portugal
On the 18th of January 2016, financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were discussed at a seminar in Lisbon, Portugal. More than 130 ... Read the full story
26.01.2016
New advisory publications for the European Social Fund to be released next week
Financial instruments co-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) can be used to invest in the growth and development of EU citizens and ... Read the full story
13.01.2016
Our ESIF factsheets are now available in selected EU languages
Our factsheets introducing financial instruments for the different European Structural and Investment Funds are now available in Bulgarian ... Read the full story
12.01.2016
Flagship fi-compass events will focus on the European Social Fund
One of the year’s biggest gatherings of people involved in using financial instruments for the European Social Fund (ESF) will take place ... Read the full story
05.01.2016
Financial instruments can help many types of businesses in the maritime and fisheries sectors
A new fi-compass video snapshot features Miguel Peña Castellot from the European Commission’s DG MARE explaining that financial ... Read the full story
December 2015
10.12.2015
New European Commission guidance note on management costs and fees for financial instruments implemented according to Article 38(4)(b)
Financial instruments are a form of support whose success hinges on the performance of bodies implementing them. One of the decisive ... Read the full story
10.12.2015
European microcredit providers gain from practical fi-compass support
Known in the previous programming period as Joint Action to Support Microfinance Institutions in Europe (JASMINE), EaSI Technical ... Read the full story
10.12.2015
fi-compass stakeholders confirm the added value of financial instrument advisory services
A recently completed needs assessment of fi-compass users has clarified the benefits from our practical advice about ESIF ... Read the full story
10.12.2015
fi-compass seminars underway and warmly welcomed
Since September we have run 14 successful fi-compass seminars in 12 different Member States and our seminar series continues in ... Read the full story
10.12.2015
The European Committee of the Regions’ opinion on financial instruments in support of territorial development
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has recently published a draft opinion about improving the implementation of financial ... Read the full story
10.12.2015
Personal perspectives from the fi-compass community of practice
Our collection of video 'snapshot' interviews featuring personal perspectives from people involved in ESIF financial instruments is growing ... Read the full story
10.12.2015
Second meeting of the fi-compass expert group
A second meeting of the fi-compass expert group composed of experts in personal capacity and representatives of International ... Read the full story