Final conference announced for MRA-IFISE project on ESIF financial instruments in support of the social economy

Published on 28 May 2019

The IFISE (Innovative Financial Instruments in support of the Social Economy) project, has announced its final conference to be held on 11 June 2019 in Brussels. The conference is the final event of the IFISE project, funded by the European Commission Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy under the Multi-region assistance (MRA) programme.

The event is addressed to all stakeholders involved in implementing policies for the social economy and impact investing at different institutional and territorial level, including potential financial intermediaries interested in exploring the world of financial mechanisms for the social sector.

Based on the results of the IFISE project, partners from Piedmont, Lombardy, Comunidad Valenciana and Andalusia (Finpiemonte, Finlombarda, Generalitat Valenciana and IDEA) will bring their practical examples for the design of innovative financial instruments, such as a Social Impact bond and Social Investment fund. The complexity in the use of ERDF and ESF will also be tackled.

The event includes a session that will provide relevant insights from real case studies which will elaborate on the use of different type of EU funding beside structural funds.

A final roundtable session will focus on perspectives and opportunities for the social economy, from the current to the next programming period, with the participation of the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and the Directorate-General for Economics and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, public financial intermediaries and relevant stakeholders.

Due to limited capacity of the meeting room, registration is required at:

The deadline for registration is set to 6th June. A confirmation of participation will be sent via e-mail.