Combining ESIF and EFSI or not? - Choices for EU co-funding infrastructure and SME support operations.
08/11/2018 - 09/11/2018This seminar-workshop will describe how Structural Funds might be used alongside the EFSI instrument, the European Fund for Strategic Investments (a part of the so-called “Juncker Plan”). EFSI, working with regular EIB loans, exists to lever private funding into projects with a higher degree of risk. Should you be using it with Structural and Cohesion Funds? EFSI has been so successful that it has been extended and prolonged as EFSI 2, and it will play a major role in the 2021-2027 period under the new InvestEU facility. This course will explain how best to draw from both ESIF and EFSI. A senior EIB official will describe how EFSI works and how the funding can be accessed – how it is structured and managed, and in what circumstances can it be used. Examples from around the EU will be presented. DG REGIO European Commission speakers will detail how ESI Funds may be combined with EFSI. We will also examine how ESI Funds are used in the implementation of major projects, whether for infrastructure or for investments in companies.
Registration Information : https://www.eipa.eu/product/esif-efsi/
EIPA - European Institute of Public Administration