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

La Financière Région Réunion - Financial instruments to support SMEs, France 09.07.2020 / Manuals

La Financière Région Réunion - Financial instruments to support SMEs, France
Crowdfunding and ESF opportunities: future perspectives for managing authorities 02.07.2020 / Manuals

Crowdfunding and ESF opportunities: future perspectives for managing authorities
fi-compass Knowledge Hub State aid 25.06.2020 / Factsheets

fi-compass Knowledge Hub – State aid. Notes of workshop
Study on financial needs in agriculture and agri-food sectors in 24 EU Member States 11.06.2020 / Factsheets

Study on financial needs in the agriculture and agri-food sectors in 24 EU Member States
European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) and Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) 25.05.2020 / Factsheets

European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) and Energy Performance Contracting (EPC)
Responding to the COVID-19 crisis through financial instruments 06.05.2020 / Factsheets

Factsheet – Responding to the COVID-19 crisis through financial instruments
Stocktaking study on financial instruments by sector - Executive summary 27.04.2020 / Factsheets

Stocktaking study on financial instruments by sector – Executive summary
Stocktaking study on financial instruments by sector - Final report 27.04.2020 / Factsheets

Stocktaking study on financial instruments by sector - Final report
The use of financial instruments in the ‘urban development and transport’ sector 27.04.2020 / Factsheets

The use of financial instruments in the ‘urban development and transport’ sector
The use of financial instruments in the ‘Renewable Energy’ sector 27.04.2020 / Factsheets

The use of financial instruments in the ‘Renewable Energy’ sector
The use of financial instruments in the ‘Information and Communication Technologies infrastructure’ sector 27.04.2020 / Factsheets

The use of financial instruments in the ‘Information and Communication Technologies infrastructure’ sector
The use of financial instruments in the ‘Research, Development and Innovation in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises’ sector 27.04.2020 / Factsheets

The use of financial instruments in the ‘Research, Development and Innovation in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises’ sector
The use of financial instruments in the ‘Environment’ sector 27.04.2020 / Factsheets

The use of financial instruments in the ‘Environment’ sector
Stocktaking study SK 27.04.2020 / Case Studies

Stocktaking study on financial instruments by sector - The Slovak mezzanine loan to a PPP for the Bratislava ring road
Stocktaking study PL 27.04.2020 / Case Studies

Stocktaking study on financial instruments by sector - The Polish broadband loan instrument