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Latest fi-compass publications

30.03.2020

Financial instruments related to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent over half of the total ESIF funds committed to financial instruments in the 2014-2020 programming period. At the end of 2018, over EUR 17 billion of ESIF programme resources had been committed to support SMEs through financial instruments and this figure is expected to increase in the next programming period.

Latest fi-compass publications

20.01.2020

The fi-compass factsheet ‘Supporting the development of Social Finance Ecosystems in Member States under ESF – Lessons learned from the Portuguese Social Innovation Initiative‘ provides step-by-step guidance for the managing authorities willing to support the social economy sector with ESF resources. By taking inspiration from the Portuguese Social Innovation Initiative and building on its lesson learned, this factsheet delivers insights and advice for the adoption of a so-called ‘ecosystem approach‘, whereby all the needs and aspects of social economy stakeholders are addressed and factored into the policy tools.

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25.11.2019

IFRRU 2020 is a financial instrument that has been established to fund urban renewal and energy efficiency in Portugal. It uses EUR 102 million of ESI Funds to mobilise EUR 1.4 billion of public and private financing for urban development, with the aim of generating a total investment of EUR 2 billion.

Latest fi-compass publications

15.11.2019

The fi-compass ‘Survey on financial instruments under the European Social Fund (ESF) - Reflections at present and ideas for future’ was conducted in May and June 2019. The survey collected feedback on current experiences in connection with the implementation of financial instruments under the ESF. In addition, it collected views and suggestions for a further take-up of financial instruments under the ESF, thus helping to shape future technical assistance (TA) measures.

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03.06.2019

During the 2014-2020 period, the scope of financial instruments under EAFRD has widened to all eligible sectors, including investment in infrastructure. EAFRD grant support for infrastructure currently accounts for around 10% of total investment volume, though no financial instruments dedicated to infrastructure have yet been implemented.

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31.05.2019

This publication describes a pilot technical assistance initiative promoted by the European Commission Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) in collaboration with the European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) for supporting rural infrastructure and Smart Villages development.