Innovative financial instruments

Innovative financial instruments are a way of deploying EU budgetary resources, and are complementary to grants or subsidies. Financial instruments are regulated in a dedicated section of the EU Financial Regulation.

Financing programmes for SMEs

Support for entrepreneurs and businesses is available through a wide range of EU programmes. These programmes facilitate access to finance via local...


The Commission is working to help investors businesses seize the potential of crowdfunding & make it easier for platforms to offer their services EU-wide.

Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) – Financial Instruments

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) is the funding instrument for the trans-European networks (TEN) in the fields of transport, energy and telecommunications, the CEF sectors.