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fi-compass is a unique platform for advisory
for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).
European Structural and Investment Funds
(ESIF) and microfinance under the Programme
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be an important tool for boosting EU agriculture.
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
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Case study (CAP Troisième Révolution Industrielle Nord-Pas de Calais, France)


This case study illustrates CAP Troisième Révolution Industrielle (CAP TRI), a financial instrument supported by the 2014-2020 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Operational Programme in the region of Nord‑Pas de Calais in France. CAP TRI is the first public‑private financial instrument combining resources from European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), with European Investment Bank (EIB) funding guaranteed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), and private investors. The financial instrument was developed to help Nord‑Pas de Calais become the first carbon‑neutral region in France by 2050.

With initial investment funding of EUR 37.5 million, as well as EUR 2.5 million for technical support in the form of grants, the financial instrument aims to stimulate investments in projects of EUR 100 million and is currently raising funds from public and private investors. CAP TRI’s overall objective is to provide equity and quasi‑equity, primarily for small and medium‑sized enterprises, but also for mid‑caps and special purpose vehicles.