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Sectors: Economy - Finances, Employment, Innovation, Local development, SME Policy

Beneficiaries: SMEs

Regions: Balkans

Category: Call for expression of interest

Additional info regions:

Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, FYROM,
Serbia, Kosovo), collectively the “Western Balkan Beneficiary Economies”

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Responsible: European Commission

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This Call for Expression of Interest aims to select eligible financial institutions to become Financial Intermediaries under WB EDIF Guarantees and WB EDIF Counter-Guarantees.

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
To increase access to, and availability of, finance for SMEs in the Western Balkan Beneficiary Economies in terms of:
– the overall effect on the volume of financing provided to the eligible Final Beneficiaries
– the effect on the financing provided in terms of higher risk taking (i.e. reduced collateral requirements, financing of start-ups, reduced risk related margin)
Provision of Union resources to increase access to, and availability of, finance for SMEs in the Western Balkan Beneficiary Economies