fi-compass news

June 2016
Placing farmers at the crossroad of investment decisions
Picture: Aldo Longo, Director, DG Agriculture and Rural Development The advantages of financial instruments as a means for future ... Read the full story
Recent developments with ESIF financial instruments
Financial instruments continue to be at the forefront of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) policy developments. A new ... Read the full story
First ESI Fund financial instruments combined with EFSI
Previous news stories from fi-compass have highlighted the use of financial instruments from the European Structural and ... Read the full story
fi-compass regional seminar promotes financial instruments for agriculture and rural development
Picture: Mihail Dumitru, Deputy Director-General, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission The potential for ... Read the full story
Microfinance Centre Conference: ‘Microfinance in the Cloud’ - Tirana
The annual Microfinance Centre (MFC) Conference is a key international event for microfinance stakeholders and this year the MFC Conference ... Read the full story
European Microfinance Network Annual Conference: ‘Shaping European Microfinance: Who, What, and For Whom?’
The European Microfinance Network (EMN) will hold its 13th Annual Conference in Warsaw (Poland) on the 16th and 17th June 2016. It is the ... Read the full story
May 2016
Microcredit and guarantee instruments in Italy’s Marche region
Sharing knowledge and experience about financial instruments in action is a central part of the fi-compass remit. Such ... Read the full story
April 2016
Financial instruments' potential for promoting energy efficiency
Financial instruments using the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) can support energy efficiency projects that are ... Read the full story
Microcredit insights from Hungary
Small and micro-sized businesses form important parts of the Member States’ economies and fi-compass provides advice about ... Read the full story
Member States seminar series: Cyprus
Picture: Georgia Christofidou, Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development, Cyprus Financial instruments ... Read the full story
Financial instruments for agriculture and rural development
Financial instruments for agriculture and rural development will be the focus of two new macro-regional fi-compass seminars that ... Read the full story
Financial instruments under the European Social Fund promoting Social Impact Investment
Member States can use the European Social Fund (ESF) to support financial instruments such as loans, guarantees or equity products. These ... Read the full story
Local advice about financial instruments from the Enterprise Europe Network
Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) are among the most common group of final recipients for financial instruments using the European ... Read the full story
New summary (in 23 languages) of guidelines on combining European Structural and Investment Funds with the European Fund for Strategic Investments
The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) – the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe - and European Structural and Investment ... Read the full story
Member States seminar series: France
Picture: Florence Clermont-Brouillet, Department of European Affairs, CGET, France Financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were ... Read the full story
New fi-compass case study focuses on business loans in Malta
The latest case study published by fi-compass presents a First Loss Portfolio Guarantee (FLPG) fund implemented in Malta from 2011 ... Read the full story
March 2016
EU-wide research study sheds light on SME financing patterns
Fi-compass provides advisory services on financial instruments funded by European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). A key ... Read the full story
Member States seminar series: Lithuania
Picture: Sigitas Mitkus, Ministry of Finance, Lithuania Financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were discussed at a seminar ... Read the full story
Member States seminar series: Estonia
Picture: Kerstin Liiva, Ministry of Finance, Estonia On 15 March 2016, financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were discussed at a ... Read the full story
fi-compass workshop supports the development of Greek microfinance
Microfinance and the social economy were discussed at a fi-compass EaSI TA workshop on 2 March in Athens.  The workshop built on ... Read the full story