Conference on JEREMIE & JESSICA: Towards successful implementation

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

Brussels, 29-30 November 2010


This annual flagship conference on JEREMIE & JESSICA brought together around 500 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

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 valuable insights from operational experience and horizontal studies into key themes which are crucial to the implementation of JEREMIE and JESSICA in the EU Member States.

General Information

Conference programme pdf

Press release pdf

JEREMIE - State of play (Nov 2010) pdf

JESSICA - State of play (Nov 2010) pdf

Keynote Addresses

Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Regional Policy, European Commission pdf

Matthias Kollatz-Ahnen, Vice-President, European Investment Bank Group ppt

Danuta Hübner, Chairwoman, European Parliament Committee on Regional Development (REGI) pdf

Rudy Demotte, Ministre-Président de la Communauté française et de la Region wallonne, Belgique pdf FR

Workshop Presentations

Workshop 1 (JEREMIE): Different markets, tailored approaches – JEREMIE implementation in the Member States

Workshop 2 (JESSICA): Learning from JESSICA implementation - Horizontal themes

Workshop 3 (JEREMIE): Learning from JEREMIE implementation - Successes and challenges

Workshop 4 (JESSICA): Bringing Structural Funds into action - JESSICA implementation in the Member States