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be an important tool for boosting EU agriculture.
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Investments, in a variety of forms, will help create a modern, dynamic agri-food
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Events

Guarantees for Europe’s agriculture and rural development sector

Member States are being encouraged to more than double the amount of financial instruments that use the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). Regional seminars in Riga and Vienna, as well as first European conference in Dublin have already taken place, organised by fi-compass in support of this goal. 

Promoting financial instruments with social and employment purposes

The fi-compass European Social Fund (ESF) work stream offers a range of advisory services and support to managing authorities, financial intermediaries and other stakeholders wishing to know how financial instruments can be used to deliver ESF objectives. One aspect of this advisory support is the organisation of regional ESF seminars in Member States such as those conducted since September in Paris, Rome and Warsaw. 

Member States seminar series: Greece

On the 3rd of December 2015, financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were discussed at a seminar in Athens, Greece. This seminar was part of a series of seminars which will be conducted in 24 EU Member States into 2016.

Member States seminar series: Croatia

On the 24th of November 2015, financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were discussed at a seminar in Zagreb, Croatia. This seminar was part of a series of seminars which will be conducted in 24 EU Member States into 2016.

Member States seminar series: Spain

On the 18th of November 2015, financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were discussed at a seminar in Madrid, Spain. This seminar was part of a series of seminars which will be conducted in 25 EU Member States into 2016.

Member States seminar series: Czech Republic

On the 10th of November 2015, financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were discussed at a seminar in Prague, Czech Republic. This seminar was part of a series of seminars which will be conducted in 25 EU Member States into 2016. Sixty-four people participated in the seminar in Prague, including representatives from managing authorities as well as from the banking and consultancy sectors...

Member State events, December 2015 to February 2016, financial instruments delivering ESI Funds

Register now to attend a fi-compass seminar near you. Registrations are now open for the following seminars on financial instruments in European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF): Athens, 3 December 2015 Lisbon, 18 January 2016 Ljubljana, 21 January 2016 The Hague, 27 January 2016 Nicosia, 4 February 2016 Valletta, 11 February 2016 London, 18 February 2016 Berlin, 25 February 2016 The purpose of this seminar series is to provide stakeholders with the opportunity to learn more...

Member States seminar series: Latvia

On the 30th of October 2015, financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were discussed at a seminar in Riga, Latvia. This seminar was part of a series of seminars which will be conducted in 25 EU Member States into 2016. At the seminar in Riga, a total of 79 people took part and these participants included representatives from managing authorities as well as the banking and consultancy sectors. Following the opening speech by Mr Ašeradens, Parliamentary Secretary at the Latvian...

Microfinance Center Conference: “Employment, Youth and Investment: What can Microfinance do?”

Prague, 4-6 November 2015 - EaSI TA: Dissemination of Microfinance Best Practice within European Pre-established Events - The annual Microfinance Centre (MFC) Conference is considered to be one of the top regional microfinance conferences worldwide and is highly regarded by microfinance stakeholders. This year, the MFC 2015 Conference is taking place in Prague in November 2015. It gathers over 450 microfinance stakeholders (including microfinance institutions, researchers and policy makers) to take a critical look at the important issues of the day and to debate key choices facing the sector.

European Microfinance Week 2015: “Financial Inclusion for Sustainable Development”

Luxembourg, 18-20 November 2015 - EaSI TA: Dissemination of Microfinance Best Practice within European Pre-established Events - The European Microfinance Week is a major annual event of the microfinance industry in Europe hosting high level and in-depth discussions by all sectors of the European microfinance community (banks and financial institutions, government agencies, NGO's, consulting firms, researchers and universities) working in developing countries. It is organized by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) and supported by the government of Luxembourg. 300 participants are expected to attend the 2015 session titled “Financial Inclusion for Sustainable Development”.