Next January 18, Seminar "Fi-Compass: Financial Instruments devilering ESI Funds" will take place in Lisbon, in Hotel Tivoli Oriente. The initiative, organized by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank, is part of a series of seminars covering 25 Member States of the European Union, and the next ones are scheduled for January 21 in Ljubljana - Slovenia, January 25 in La Valletta - Malta and 27 January in The Hague - Netherlands.
The Fi-Compass is an unique platform for consulting services on financial instruments under the ESIF - European Structural and Investment Funds, supported by the European Commission in partnership with the European Investment Bank, whose contact point in Portugal is the AD&C - Agency for Development and Cohesion, IP. As part of its activity, the Fi-compass has been holding seminars, addressed to Managing Authorities and other stakeholders in the allocation of FEEI through financial instruments, to better understanding of the advantages that are associated with their use, counseling outreach and support on the subject that are on this platform. It is also possible to share experiences in the use of financial instruments by the different Member States, allowing dialogue and learning among all participants.
The objective of this seminar, January 18 in Lisbon, is to provide stakeholders the opportunity to learn more about the advantages, features and suitability of financial instruments to achieve the objectives under the FEEI, with a specific focus on the thematic priorities of Portugal. The meeting will consist of a plenary session, including the presentation of case studies, as well as a workshop to learn and discuss the technical challenges for the design and installation of financial instruments.
Representatives of the European Commission, the European Investment Bank Group and national experts will share their experience and know-how in the implementation of financial instruments feei in practice. This learning event proves to be particularly useful for the authorities of management and other public authorities and stakeholders in the private sector dealing with financial instruments under the ERDF - European Regional Development Fund, CF - Cohesion Fund, European Social Fund - Fund Social Committee, the EMFF - European Fund for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and the EAFRD - European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
Registration is free and the main language of the seminar will be English and may be provided interpretation in Portuguese.