fi-compass news

July 2020
02.07.2020
ESF crowdfunding manual
The fi-compass manual ‘Crowdfunding and ESF opportunities: future perspectives for managing authorities’ is now online and available for ... Read the full story
April 2020
16.04.2020
ESF financial instruments for student loans to leave no one behind
A skilled and qualified workforce is the cornerstone of a competitive economy and an inclusive society. In light of the funding gap in ... Read the full story
January 2020
20.01.2020
Supporting the development of Social Finance Ecosystems in Member States under ESF
The fi-compass factsheet ‘Supporting the development of Social Finance Ecosystems in Member States under ESF – Lessons learned from ... Read the full story
December 2019
18.12.2019
New financial instruments for ESF - Crowdfunding
The European Commission's Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion (DG EMPL) and the European Investment Bank ... Read the full story
November 2019
15.11.2019
Survey on financial instruments under the European Social Fund (ESF): Final report is online
Published on 15 November 2019. The results of the fi-compass Survey on financial instruments under the European Social Fund (ESF ... Read the full story
September 2019
30.09.2019
The fi-compass MRA-IFISE project: creating social impact through ESIF financial instruments
IFISE is the short title of the ‘Innovative Financial Instruments in support of the Social Economy’, a fi-compass Multi-region assistance ( ... Read the full story
30.09.2019
Social innovation workshop held in Lisbon
Almost 100 participants took part in the fi-compass Thematic Workshop on social innovation and social entrepreneurship, which took ... Read the full story
July 2019
16.07.2019
Registrations open for the ESF thematic workshop on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Lisbon, 10 September 2019
Registrations are now open for the ‘Thematic workshop on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship’. The workshop, which is the next event of ... Read the full story
June 2019
06.06.2019
Extended deadline: 21 June 2019 - Survey on financial instruments under European Social Fund (ESF). Reflections at present and ideas for future
fi-compass, European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion together with the European ... Read the full story
April 2019
09.04.2019
ESF update – New survey planned for ESF practitioners
The ESF work stream of fi-compass features a number of new activities in 2019. To help develop future fi-compass actions, both in the short ... Read the full story
December 2018
11.12.2018
Advances with European Social Fund financial instruments
Three new fi-compass publications covering European Social Fund (ESF) topics are now available in our website’s library. These ... Read the full story
October 2018
02.10.2018
Supporting social investment: venture philanthropy perspectives
Opportunities exist for financial instruments to support social investment by working alongside venture philanthropy. This topic was ... Read the full story
02.10.2018
Showcasing financial instruments for the European Social Fund
Our advisory services for European Social Fund (ESF) stakeholders have already involved a number of events this year as well as the release ... Read the full story
December 2017
18.12.2017
Exploring the scope of European Social Fund financial instruments
October saw the fi-compass advisory services for European Social Fund (ESF) financial instruments focus on opportunities for ' ... Read the full story
June 2017
01.06.2017
European Social Fund financial instruments supporting self-employment and entrepreneurship
Vienna saw the first thematic fi-compass workshop on European Social Fund (ESF) financial instruments supporting self-employment ... Read the full story
April 2017
06.04.2017
New advisory services for European Social Fund financial instruments
The fi-compass European Social Fund (ESF) work stream has recently published new language versions of the handbook on using ESF ... Read the full story
March 2017
22.03.2017
Slovenian financial instrument offers integrated package of business support sources
Slovenia's experiences with a financial instrument that offered investment support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and ... Read the full story
December 2016
21.12.2016
Outreach services from fi-compass: Social Platform and European Microfinance Network seminars
Outreach services from fi-compass include our experts participating at external events to present information about financial ... Read the full story
21.12.2016
Participant perspectives from the fi-compass ESF seminar in Rome
fi-compass organised a special advisory seminar for European Social Fund (ESF) managing authorities in Italy on 1 December 2016 ... Read the full story
November 2016
08.11.2016
Workshop on EU instruments for microfinance in Sofia, Bulgaria
The Bulgarian association of credit cooperatives and microfinance organisations (BACCOM) together with fi-compass is organising the ... Read the full story
October 2016
19.10.2016
EC annual summary of data reinforces the potential of financial instruments in implementing Cohesion Policy
By the end of 2015, a total of almost EUR 16.9 billion of 2007-2013 Operational Programme (OP) resources was paid to more than 1000 ... Read the full story
19.10.2016
Selection of bodies implementing financial instruments: fi-compass event series continues
A new round of knowledge sharing events is underway through fi-compass to help Member States and regions implement financial ... Read the full story
19.10.2016
New advisory services from fi-compass
The new 2016-2018 work programme has been launched by fi-compass. The new advisory services build on the achievements of the ... Read the full story
11.10.2016
Microfinance in action: a practitioner's perspective from France 
Helping Member States and their regions to advance with microfinance is an important part of fi-compass activity. This includes ... Read the full story
10.10.2016
New factsheet on Personal Loans published by fi-compass
A new fi-compass advisory publication explains how financial instruments can support Member State objectives for inclusion and ... Read the full story
07.10.2016
Two EaSI TA Workshops during the 3rd European Microfinance Forum, 19-21 October 2016, Rome
The 3rd European Microfinance Forum (3rd EMF) will provide public institutions, private sector operators and non-profit organisations with ... Read the full story
01.10.2016
New fi-compass case studies available soon
A number of new case studies will soon be published by fi-compass. These include information and experiences from financial ... Read the full story
July 2016
04.07.2016
Social innovation perspectives from Portugal
Financial instruments can be used by Member States to support social policy objectives. Experience from Portugal highlights how such ... Read the full story
June 2016
28.06.2016
New factsheet on Social Entrepreneurship published by fi-compass
A new advisory publication has been released by fi-compass which explains the role that financial instruments for social ... Read the full story
May 2016
04.05.2016
Microcredit and guarantee instruments in Italy’s Marche region
Sharing knowledge and experience about financial instruments in action is a central part of the fi-compass remit. Such ... Read the full story
April 2016
22.04.2016
Microcredit insights from Hungary
Small and micro-sized businesses form important parts of the Member States’ economies and fi-compass provides advice about ... Read the full story
14.04.2016
Financial instruments under the European Social Fund promoting Social Impact Investment
Member States can use the European Social Fund (ESF) to support financial instruments such as loans, guarantees or equity products. These ... Read the full story
March 2016
17.03.2016
Flagship fi-compass events spotlight opportunities for financial instruments in the European Social Fund
Two high level events were organised by fi-compass earlier this month to raise awareness about opportunities for financial ... Read the full story
February 2016
12.02.2016
New fi-compass advice on microfinance instruments
Microfinance instruments can be useful for supporting microenterprises, unemployed workers, and citizens suffering from disadvantages. By ... Read the full story
12.02.2016
Microfinance under the European Social Fund (ESF)
Picture: Stefan De Keersmaecker, DG EMPL, European Commission On 3 February 2016, fi-compass organised a workshop on ... Read the full story
12.02.2016
Financial Instruments under the European Social Fund (ESF)
Picture: Andriana Sukova-Tosheva, Director, DG EMPL, European Commission On 2 February 2016, fi-compass organised a high ... Read the full story
11.02.2016
New fi-compass case study: developing the social economy in Poland
fi-compass has released a new case study about a financial instrument co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) that provides ... Read the full story
January 2016
26.01.2016
New advisory publications for the European Social Fund to be released next week
Financial instruments co-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) can be used to invest in the growth and development of EU citizens and ... Read the full story
12.01.2016
Flagship fi-compass events will focus on the European Social Fund
One of the year’s biggest gatherings of people involved in using financial instruments for the European Social Fund (ESF) will take place ... Read the full story
December 2015
10.12.2015
Promoting financial instruments with social and employment purposes
The fi-compass European Social Fund (ESF) work stream offers a range of advisory services and support to managing authorities, ... Read the full story
November 2015
19.11.2015
Video feedback from fi-compass events
Delegates at the fi-compass events continue to appreciate the advice about financial instruments that is provided by experts and ... Read the full story
13.11.2015
Supporting financial instruments through European Social Fund (ESF)
Picture: Event participants On the 4th of November 2015 financial instruments under the ESF were discussed at a seminar in Warsaw. ... Read the full story
04.11.2015
Supporting financial instruments through European Social Fund (ESF)
Picture: Audrius Zabotka, INVEGA, Lithuania On the 21st of October 2015 financial instruments delivering the ESF were discussed at a ... Read the full story
October 2015
14.10.2015
1st European Microfinance Day - 20 October
The European Microfinance Day will be opened by Commissioner Thyssen on 19 October. Read more
14.10.2015
European Social Fund
fi-compass seminars on ESF financial instruments will take place in Rome on 21 October and Warsaw on 4 November. A fi-compass ... Read the full story
14.10.2015
Annual Summary on Financial Engineering Instruments 2014 available
This report describes how financial engineering instruments under the 2007-2013 ERDF and ESF programmes are delivered across many policy ... Read the full story
14.10.2015
Case study
The Campania region launched the Microcredit Fund at the end of 2011, with € 100 million of resources committed from the European Social ... Read the full story
12.10.2015
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 ... Read the full story
September 2015
25.09.2015
Supporting financial instruments through European Social Fund (ESF)
Financial instruments and the ESF were under the spotlight in Paris this week at a regional seminar organised by fi-compass. ... Read the full story
April 2015
21.04.2015
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 ... Read the full story
21.04.2015
Share your expertise and get involved
Sharing best practices will be a great way to improve the performance of financial instruments under the new Investment Plan. If you have ... Read the full story
21.04.2015
A push for ESIF Financial Instruments
Having established the need to make Europe more attractive for investment and channel these investments where they are most needed, the ... Read the full story
21.04.2015
The Investment Plan explained
This article explains the role of ESIF financial instruments in reaching the objectives of the Investment Plan for Europe, as well as the ... Read the full story
21.04.2015
Launch of fi-compass
fi-compass was launched by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank at a conference on 19-20 January in Brussels, as the ... Read the full story
21.04.2015
Other events
 Information regarding new events will be published as they are announced, so please make sure you check the calendar on the fi-compass ... Read the full story