Madrid, Spain

Under ESF Operational Programmes in Member States and regions, financial instruments can be co‑funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) when promoting social inclusion, combating poverty and any discrimination (Thematic Objective 9).

On 3 October 2017, the fi-compass workshop 'ESF financial instruments supporting social inclusion in the 2014-2020 programming period' in Madrid will focus on ESF financial instruments that can support these objectives in the 2014-2020 programming period.

This workshop will be based on experience from managing authorities using different implementation options for financial instruments. During the workshop, experts will take participants through the different phases of the life cycle when designing and implementing financial instruments supporting social inclusion, based on the case studies:

  • National Fund for Social Entrepreneurship, Poland – case study from a managing authority providing a financial contribution to financial instruments set up at European Union level,
  • ESF contribution to EaSI financial instrument by implementing under Article 38.1(a) in Comunidad de Madrid, Spain – case study from a managing authority implementing directly at regional level.

The case studies will provide a basis for sharing experience and for discussion in this fi‑compass workshop.

ESF managing authorities, financial intermediaries, and other stakeholders are invited to register.

Agenda of the conference

The detailed programme of the conference is available here.


The event language will be English. Interpretation between Spanish and English will be provided.


The deadline for registration is Friday, 29 September 2017.

We advise registering as soon as possible.

Registration is via www.fi-compass.eu/events