The event page for the recent webinar on ESIF financial instruments under the CRII has been published on the fi-compass website. All presentations used during the session, together with a recording of the webinar can be accessed from the page. In addition a written Q&A document that has been prepared by experts from the European Commission has also been published on the page. This document seeks to address the questions raised by participants in writing both before and during the event and provides additional information in relation to the topics raised by participants.
The fi-compass webinar, which took place on 11 May 2020 was organised to shed light on the new flexibilities for ESIF financial instruments under the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative (CRII) and CRII Plus. Over 500 participants from managing authorities, financial intermediaries, EU institutions and other ESIF stakeholders joined the webinar. As well as contributions from fi-compass experts from the European Commission (DG REGIO, DG AGRI and DG EMPL) and the European Investment Bank, speakers from Slovak Investment Holding and Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego presented concrete examples of how they are using financial instruments to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. Further information can also be found in the recent fi-compass factsheet, ‘Responding to the COVID-19 crisis through financial instruments’.