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Events

Member States seminar series: Germany

Financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were discussed at a seminar on 25 February in Berlin, Germany. The seminar was part of the series of national seminars that have been taking place in almost all EU Member States since autumn 2015.

Member States seminar series: United Kingdom

Financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were discussed at a seminar on 18 February in London, United Kingdom (UK). The seminar was part of the national seminars that have been taking place in almost all EU Member States since autumn 2015.

Approximately 100 people attended the seminar in London, including representatives from managing authorities, audit authorities, financial intermediaries and consultants from the UK and other European countries.

Member States seminar series: The Netherlands

On 27 January 2016, financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were discussed at a seminar in The Hague, the Netherlands. The seminar was well-attended and forms part of a series of national seminars that will have been conducted in almost all EU Member States by mid-April 2016.

Member States seminar series: Slovenia

On 21 January 2016, financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were discussed at a seminar in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This seminar is part of a series of national seminars that will have been conducted in almost all EU Member States by mid-April 2016.

Member States seminar series: Malta

On 25 January 2016, financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were discussed at a seminar in Malta. This seminar is a part of a series of national seminars that will have been conducted in almost all EU Member States by mid-April 2016.

Member States seminar series: Portugal

On the 18th of January 2016, financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were discussed at a seminar in Lisbon, Portugal. More than 130 people participated in this seminar, including representatives from managing authorities and audit authorities, as well as from the banking and consultancy sectors.

Our ESIF factsheets are now available in selected EU languages

Our factsheets introducing financial instruments for the different European Structural and Investment Funds are now available in Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovakian, Slovenian and Spanish. These selected fi-compass materials have been translated into various EU languages to help deepen people’s understanding of the opportunities that ESIF financial instruments can offer.

Flagship fi-compass events will focus on the European Social Fund

One of the year’s biggest gatherings of people involved in using financial instruments for the European Social Fund (ESF) will take place next month in Brussels. Two days of back-to-back advisory events will take place on February 2nd and February 3rd. Each of these free-of-charge events will bring together a useful mix of different experiences from around the EU in using ESF financial instruments.

fi-compass seminars underway and warmly welcomed

Since September we have run 14 successful fi-compass seminars in 12 different Member States and our seminar series continues in 2016 with a further 17 events in the pipeline. 

Personal perspectives from the fi-compass community of practice

Our collection of video 'snapshot' interviews featuring personal perspectives from people involved in ESIF financial instruments is growing. Some of these have been mentioned elsewhere in articles from this edition of the Beacon newsletter, and you can see the first ten interviews with your peers on our fi-compass YouTube channel.