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    sep 2017
    , Finland


    The objective of this event is to raise awareness among potentially interested stakeholders in Finland on how financial instruments co-funded with European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) can help achieve objectives set out in the ESIF Operational Programmes.

    Deploying ESIF financial instruments can be very attractive for regions to increase the impact of their ESIF interventions by mobilising other public and private resources and reusing resources that have been paid back. ESIF financial instruments providing products suitable to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be in the focus of this fi-compass event, in particular guarantees and equity.

    Case study examples from active or already implemented financial instruments supporting SME competitiveness may be a source of inspiration for authorities in Finland and will serve as a basis of discussion. During the event, experts will explain to participants the implementation of several financial instruments from different Member States and regions.

    Furthermore, an interactive workshop will provide the participants with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding on when the use of financial instruments is justified and which financial instrument products are well suited for which objectives.


    This event is limited to participants involved or planning to become involved in the implementation of financial instruments in Finland.

    The main target groups are:

    • ERDF and other ESIF managing authorities,
    • Representatives from Ministries, e.g. the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment,
    • Financial intermediaries,
    • Regional development agencies,
    • SME business federations/associations.

    Agenda of the event

    A detailed programme of this fi-compass event is available here.


    The event language will be English.


    The deadline for registration is Tuesday, 5 September 2017. Registration is via