Conference CSI-Europe towards 2014 – 2020 Financial Instruments for Cities
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- Date: 30 January 2014 - 31 January 2014
- 98, boulevard Konrad Adenauer
The EIB hosted a conference on financial instruments, and how they can be included in future city planning and governance, on 30 and 31 January.
Most participants were members of URBACT, a European exchange and learning programme focused on sustainable city development. Speakers included Barbara Crome and Ricardo Pinheiro, representatives from DG Regio, as well as Des Gardner, Lead Expert at the CSI (City Sustainable Investment) Europe network.
The conference showed how financial instruments can be included in municipal authority planning and demonstrated practical applications from several cities, with housing and energy efficiency as core themes.
Information and presentations from the workshops and speaker profiles can be found below.
Current state of play in partner cities - Des Gardner (Lead Expert, CSI Europe Project) and Paul Evans (European Officer, New Economy Manchester)
Financial Instruments in the 2014-2020 programming period - Ricardo Pinheiro (Policy Analyst, DG Regio, European Commission)
EU urban agenda 2014+ - Barbara Crome (Seconded national expert, DG Regio, European Commission)
Practicalities of designing, structuring and implementing Financial Instruments - Frank Lee (Head of Financial Instruments, Western Europe, EIB)
2014-2020 Ex Ante Assessment - Pieter Coppens (Local Finance and Impact Investing Officer, Municipal and Regional Unit, EIB)
Lending and blending in cities - Brian Field (Urban Planning & Development Adviser, Regional & Urban Development, EIB)
Developing city sustainable energy investments at scale: lessons from the ELENA facility - Reinhard Six (Senior Engineer, Energy Efficiency & Renewables, EIB)
Blending EU Grants with Public Private Partnerships in new Multi-Annual Financial Framework - Micaela Celio (Principal Adviser, European PPP Expertise Centre, EIB)
Urban Strategies 2014-2020: Ancona, Leipzig, Porto, Poznań, Riga & Séville - Götz von Thadden (Head of Holding Funds & Advisory, Financial Instruments Division, EIB)
Urban Strategies 2014-2020: Greece, Bulgaria & Cyprus - Christos Kontogeorgos (Head of Financial Instruments, South East Europe, EIB)