This case study describes the SELFIEmployment financial instrument in Italy which provides financial support through micro and small loans at zero interest rate for people Not (engaged) in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) to enhance their self-employment and entrepreneurship initiatives, thus increasing their chances of being included in the labour market.
European Social Fund
The Portuguese Social Innovation Initiative - Supporting the Development of Social Finance Ecosystems and Member States under ESF
Portugal Inovação Social is an ESF initiative that is contributing to build up a healthy social economy ecosystem in Portugal. Through its different tools, Portugal Inovação Social delivers to social investors and social service providers a balanced mix of support which is composed of grants, financial instruments and technical assistance.
You can hear from the practitioners how the combination of grants and financial instruments can support the growth of the social enterprises in Portugal, and how Social Impact Bonds can test the scalability of cutting-edge solutions to societal challenges.
Introduction by: Bruno Robino, Head of fi-compass, European Investment Bank
Loris di Pietrantonio, Head of Unit, DG EMPL, European Commission
Frank Lee, Head of Financial Instruments Advisory Division, European Investment Bank
Francesca Passeri, Director of Public Affairs, European Crowdfunding Network
Eugenio Saba, Financial Instruments Advisor, European Investment Bank
Arturo Ricci, Lazio Innova
Lorenzo De Fabio, Lazio Innova
Inga Beiliūnienė, Deputy CEO, INVEGA, Lithuania
Audrius Griskevicius, CEO, FinBee, Lithuania
Daniele Calzolari, Impact Investment Manager, La Bolsa Social, Spain
Crowdfunding and ESF opportunities future perspectives for managing authorities
Johanna Kühner, Programme Manager, Social Entrepreneurship Netzwerk Deutschland, Germany