Multi-Region Assistance

Grants and financial instruments working together

Provisions on combination of financial instruments with grants and other forms of support from the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) are part of the 2014-2020 legal framework. Using financial instruments together with grants or other forms of support can have several advantages. It can allow financial support to be better tailored to the final recipients’ needs. What’s more, businesses could find combinations of ESIF support more attractive and more accessible...

Multi-region assistance

fi-compass multi-region assistance will provide EU funding to projects of at least two managing authorities from different EU Member States which aim at assessing possible use of ESIF financial instruments in specific thematic areas, such as Roma inclusion or in the context of Macro-Regional Strategies. The multi-region assistance will give a unique opportunity to managing authorities from different EU Member States to cooperate with each other as well as to benefit from the expertise of international and national financial institutions while exploring new ways of using financial instruments. The first call for proposals has been launched on 28 April 2015.

The new advisory hub online

The new fi-compass webportal is NOW LIVE! The platform is offering a wide range of resources for Member States, managing authorities, financial institutions, project leaders and all stakeholders. There is a wealth of useful tools accessible on the website, including a short illustrative video on the benefits of financial instruments and an explanatory factsheet on how they work...