Seminar: EAFRD Financial Instruments for agriculture and rural development in 2014-2020

September 22, 2015

Pgm2014 2020: Yes


Following the first European fi-compass conference on Financial instruments under the EAFRD which took place in Dublin on 23-24 June 2015, a macro-regional fi-compass seminar is being organised in Vienna (1 October 2015). It will be followed by another seminar in Riga (29 October 2015). Participants can expect to further their understanding of how Financial Instruments can help in their efforts to deliver the objectives of the EAFRD, including in field of agriculture and agri-business.

 The purpose of the seminar is:

 -to provide Member States and Managing Authorities with an opportunity to learn more about the advantages, features and suitability of Financial Instruments in delivering Rural Development Programme objectives;

-to provide the opportunity to discuss in depth the technical challenges that the Managing Authorities and the Member States are facing at the moment in regards the design and set up of Financial Instruments;

-to present the range of support available from fi-compass, as well as from European Commission and European Investment Bank co-operation in general.

 Participants will hear concrete examples from investors and Managing Authorities on the implementation of Financial Instruments in agriculture and rural development and the advisory and other support available from fi-compass and the EC and EIB in realising Financial Instruments on the ground. Strong audience interaction is foreseen through panel sessions with high-level participation, question and answer segments as well as roundtables. German translation will be provided at this event.