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ESIF

European Structural Investment Fund

Financial instruments for energy efficiency in the programming period 2014-2020, Vienna, 20 October 2016

The new fi-compass series of specific thematic workshops started with an event covering financial instruments supporting energy efficiency in Vienna on 20 October 2016. Peer-to-peer learning and sharing experience were central.

Participants could:

Financial instruments under the European Structural and Investment Funds

This is the second year for the 2014-2020 programming period that the Commission has produced the summaries of data on the progress made in financing and implementing financial instruments (FIs) supported by European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). The summaries are based on data reported by the managing authorities in accordance with Article 46 of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (CPR).

Financial instruments enhancing innovation and SME competitiveness in the programming period 2014-2020, 23 November 2017, Cluj-Napoca

The third workshop within the fi-compass series of Member State specific events, ‘Financial instruments enhancing innovation and SME competitiveness in the programming period 2014-2020' was organised on 23 November 2017 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

'FI Campus' attracts more than 300 participants

Our three day event entitled FI Campus was held in Brussels from Wednesday, 29 November to Friday, 1 December 2017. Its focus was on financial instruments under the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) in the 2014-2020 programming period, and the event was aimed especially at ESIF managing authorities, financial intermediaries, regions, cities and their stakeholders.

European Commission guidance published on implementation options for financial instruments

In the 2014-2020 legal framework, the managing authority of a financial instrument has the possibility to choose between several implementation options for financial instrument(s), as appropriate. The purpose of this new guidance note is to explain the implementation options for the management of financial instruments under Article 38(1)(b) of the Common Provisions Regulation.

Financial instrument opportunities for Finland

Finland was the location of the fi‑compass event ‘ESIF financial instruments in the 2014-2020 programming period – Opportunities for Finnish regions’ organised during September in the city of Kuopio.

Financial instruments as a delivery mechanism for European Structural and Investment Funds post 2020

A workshop about financial instruments was organised by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy - DG REGIO during the European Week of Regions and Cities. Entitled 'Financial instruments as a delivery mechanism for European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) post 2020,' the workshop's objective was to share experiences from experts involved with setting-up and implementing financial instruments in the 2014-2020 programming period, and to exchange ideas for ESIF post 2020.

FI Campus event 'Financial instruments under the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) in the 2014-2020 programming period', 29 November – 1 December 2017, Brussels

<p>FI Campus was a three day event focused on ‘Financial instruments under the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) in the 2014-2020 programming period’. It took place from 29 November – 1 December 2017 in Brussels. Further information about FI Campus is available <a href="/event/3033/fi-campus-event-financial-instruments-under-european-structural-and-investment-funds-esif" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>

Financial instruments products

This film describes the main types of financial instruments (e.g. loans, guarantees, equity and quasi-equity) that Member States and regions can choose to use in conjunction with the European Structural and Investment Funds. The film illustrates the key features and differences between such financial instrument products.

New video advice about financial instrument products

A new fi‑compass video has just been released to help raise awareness about the main types of financial instruments (e.g. loans, guarantees, equity and quasi-equity) that Member States and regions can choose to use in conjunction with the European Structural and Investment Funds.

This video illustrates the key features and differences between such financial instrument products.