NI’s continued co-operation with the EC in their bid to increase uptake of FI support mechanisms
3rd January 2018
ESIF financial instruments in the 2014-2020 programming period – Opportunities for Finnish regions, Kuopio, 12-13 September 2017
The fi-compass event 'ESIF financial instruments in the 2014-2020 programming period – Opportunities for Finnish regions', was held on 12-13 September in Kuopio, Finland.
The objective of this event was to raise awareness among potentially interested stakeholders in Finland on how financial instruments co-funded with European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) can help achieve objectives set out in the ESIF Operational Programmes (OP).
Deploying ESIF financial instruments can be very attractive for regions to increase the impact of their ESIF interventions by mobilising other public and private resources and reusing resources paid back.
The focus of the event was on financial instruments under the ESI Funds supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in particular guarantees and equity.
Charles Hamilton, from Invest NI, gave a presentation at the event to explain how Financial Instruments have been used in Northern Ireland.
Further information can be found at http://www.fi-compass.eu
(Information has been provided free of charge by the fi-compass project).