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    nov 2010

    Conference organised by the Directorate General for Regional Policy of the European Commission in co-operation with the European Investment Bank group.

    The conference was a flagship event bringing together high level participants and stakeholders from EU Member States, including policy-makers and representatives of the public and private sectors involved or interested in:

    • JEREMIE – Access to Finance for SMEs
    • JESSICA – Sustainable Urban Development

    The event was aimed at the promotion of the JEREMIE and JESSICA innovative financial engineering instruments and at the exchange of best practice among participants.

    To date, a total of EUR 4.9 billion of Structural Funds has been committed to these two financial instruments, of which EUR 3.2 billion for JEREMIE and EUR 1.7 billion for JESSICA.

    Building on the most recent implementation experience, this event provided updated information about the progress of both initiatives, including case studies presented by national and regional authorities, and financial institutions. Four separate workshops provided insights from operational experience and horizontal studies into key themes which are crucial to the implementation of JEREMIE and JESSICA.