on financial instruments under the European
fi-compass is a platform for advisory services
Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)
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be an important tool for boosting EU agriculture.
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Investments, in a variety of forms, will help create a modern, dynamic agri-food
sector to create jobs and enhance growth in the EU. Financial Instruments will
Financial instruments using the European Social Fund
can support a wide range of financially viable
investment projects
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Brochures

Financial Instrument products

When using ESI Funds, Managing Authorities (MAs) may implement FIs. The choice of FI and of financial products must be determined in the ex‑ante assessment.

Financial Instrument products include: loans, guarantees, equity and quasi-equity.

This short reference guide is addressed to MAs, Financial Intermediaries (F.Ints), final recipients (FRs) and other stakeholders. It illustrates the key features and differences of the main financial products which may be offered by FIs, namely loans, guarantees, equity and quasi‑equity.

Developing an action plan

Design, set-up, implementation and winding-up of financial instruments.

To ensure a comprehensive and efficient process, MAs and other stakeholders may refer to the action plan described in this short reference note, which structures the life cycle of FIs along four logical phases.

fi-compass Work Programme 2015

This work programme covers the horizontal advisory services which will be made available until the end of 2015

Factsheet (The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF))

Financial instruments co-funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund are a sustainable and efficient way to invest in the growth and development of people and businesses in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors and to support the Integrated Maritime Policy. They can support a broad range of development objectives to the benefit of a wide range of recipients with the potential for funds to be reused for further investments.

Factsheet (The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD))

Financial instruments co-funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development are a sustainable and efficient way to invest in the growth and development of people, businesses and resources in the agriculture and forestry sectors as well as in the rural economy. They can support a broad range of development objectives to the benefit of a wide range of recipients with the potential for funds to be reused for further investments.

Factsheet (The European Social Fund (ESF))

Financial instruments co-funded by the European Social Fund are a sustainable and efficient way to invest in the growth and development of people and their skills in order to promote employment and social inclusion goals across the EU. They can support a broad range of development objectives to the benefit of a wide range of recipients with the potential for funds to be reused for further investments.

Factsheet (The Cohesion Fund (CF))

The Cohesion Fund (CF), one of the European Structural and Investment Funds, encourages investments in priority trans-European transport networks and investments related to energy or transport that benefit the environment in terms of energy efficiency, use of renewable energy, developing transport and supporting intermodal transport. The CF has an overall budget of €63 billion for 2014-2020. This support is provided to Member States whose Gross National Income per inhabitant is less than 90 % of the EU average.

Factsheet (The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF))

Financial instruments co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund are a sustainable and efficient way to invest in the growth and development of people and businesses in EU regions and cities. They can support a broad range of development objectives to the benefit of a wide range of recipients with the potential for funds to be reused for further investments.

Factsheet (A sustainable way of achieving EU economic and social objectives (ESIF))

Financial instruments co-funded by the European Structural and Investment Funds are a sustainable and efficient way to invest in the growth and development of people and businesses in the EU Member States and regions. They support a broad range of development objectives to the benefit of a wide range of recipients, with the potential for funds to be reused for further investments.