fi-compass library

The fi-compass library contains a range of different information and learning resources covering a variety of topics related to financial instruments under the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). The fi-compass resources are published and can be downloaded here. They may be particularly useful for managing authorities and other bodies involved in the management of ESIF. They include:

  • Primary and secondary legislation – Here you can find the primary legal documentation for the Common provisions regulation and the secondary regulations for each of the ESI Funds.
  • EC Regulatory Guidance – Here you can find the guidance on the application of specific regulatory provisions relevant for the implementation of ESIF financial instruments, as issued by the European Commission.
  • fi-compass publications - aim to address issues faced by ESIF authorities during the establishment and the implementation of financial instruments, covering different stages of the financial instrument life cycle. They raise awareness on relevant practices, help improve the understanding about regulatory and technical requirements and provide advice on the approach to take. Short informative factsheets, practical manuals and case studies on financial instruments implemented in 2007-2013 and 2014-2020 programming periods can be found here.
  • fi-compass videos – video resources from fi-compass include films providing general and technical advice about using ESIF financial instruments. Other video material showcases financial instruments 'in action' as well the fi-compass event series and testimonials from practitioners involved with ESIF financial instruments.
  • News about ESIF financial instruments is published regularly through a series of short articles on our website and the Beacon newsletter is produced to provide a round-up of developments with ESIF financial instruments.
  • Other resources – this part of the library contains relevant information from EU sources, such as the European Parliament, European Investment Bank Group, Committee of the Regions, and the European Court of Auditors. Information produced by external sources about ESIF financial instruments is also available here.

Latest resources

The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - Executive summary 26.10.2020 / Factsheets

The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union
The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - Spain in-depth analysis 23.10.2020 / Factsheets

The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - Spain in-depth analysis
The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - Romania in-depth analysis 23.10.2020 / Factsheets

The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - Romania in-depth analysis
The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - Portugal in-depth analysis 23.10.2020 / Factsheets

The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - Portugal in-depth analysis
The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - Poland in-depth analysis 23.10.2020 / Factsheets

The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - Poland in-depth analysis
The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - Italy in-depth analysis 23.10.2020 / Factsheets

The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - Italy in-depth analysis
The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - Hungary in-depth analysis 23.10.2020 / Factsheets

The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - Hungary in-depth analysis
The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - France in-depth analysis 23.10.2020 / Factsheets

The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - France in-depth analysis
The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - Czechia in-depth analysis 23.10.2020 / Factsheets

The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - Czechia in-depth analysis
The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - Croatia in-depth analysis 23.10.2020 / Factsheets

The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - Croatia in-depth analysis
The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - Bulgaria in-depth analysis 23.10.2020 / Factsheets

The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - Bulgaria in-depth analysis
The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union 23.10.2020 / Factsheets

The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union
The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - Executive summary 23.10.2020 / Factsheets

The potential for investment in energy efficiency through financial instruments in the European Union - Executive summary
Equity financing for SMEs in Greece – EquiFund 13.10.2020 / Case Studies

Equity financing for SMEs in Greece – EquiFund
Factsheet: SIH 13.07.2020 / Factsheets

Factsheet – Responding to the COVID-19 crisis through financial instruments: SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee