Essentials of Financial Instruments

Interactive Workshop

3 – 4 December 2018 | London

If you would like to receive more information about it please contact Hanne Goldbeck.


The policy framework for European Structural and Investment Funds emphasises the need for a more significant use of financial instruments (FIs) in the programming period 2014-2020. FIs are not limited to specific objectives anymore, but can be implemented within all funds and priorities. The overall goal is to improve the quality of projects supported with FIs, as the financial support must be repaid. The Commission supports the use of FIs by providing off-the-shelf financial instruments with standard terms and conditions, which are compatible with ESI Funds regulation and State Aid rules and seek to combine public and private resources (Commission Implementing Regulation 964/2014). The managing authorities can also get involved in the centrally-managed FIs such as Horizon 2020, COSME and the SME Initiative.
With the growing importance of FIs it is of major relevance that all officials involved in their set-up and implementation - both the managing bodies and the beneficiaries - are aware of the applicable regulation and procedures applying to credits, guarantees and equity.


The training covers all topics that you need for the start your work in the field of Financial Instruments and will give you a comprehensive overview on the legal basics and best practice of implementing and managing Financial Instruments:
Legislative Framework: Common Provision Regulation, Delegated Acts, Omnibus Regulation and various types of FIs
  • Structure and basic conditions of Financial Instruments
  • How to set-up and manage an FI
Selection and tasks of bodies involved: Tasks of the bodies involved such as Fund of Fund Manager and Financial Intermediaries
  • Compliance with the public procurement and State aid law
  • Monitoring and control requirements
  • Case studies
    • Loans for SMEs
    • Guarantees for SMEs
    • FIs for urban development and energy efficiency

Who should participate?

  • Increase your knowledge of the implementation and management of financial instruments.
  • Have a clear understanding when EU regulations apply.
  • Be able to improve tendering procedures and calls for the expression of interest.
  • Be able to assign financial intermediaries to become a holding fund.
  • Learn how to successfully establish FIs in the Programming Period 2014-2020
  • Benefit from another Member State’s implementation experience & learn good practices.
  • Have a platform to exchange ideas and challenges within their organisation and receive practical advice on current cases.

Target Group

  • Employees responsible for set up, monitoring and auditing of Financial Instruments in:
    • ERDF and ESF Managing, Audit and Certifying Authorities and Intermediate Bodies
    • Holding Funds
    • Financial Intermediaries

  • Experts involved in the implementation with FI in public authorities such as:
    • National ministries
    • Regional and local governments
    • City councils
    • National and Regional Development Agencies
    • Research institutes

  • Lawyers and consultants specialised in public affairs
  • Public and National Promotional Banks
  • Private sector financial institution and Stakeholders 

Workshop Material - No need to miss anything!

If you were unable to make it to the workshop and/or conference you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the events. The price is € 199,- (each, excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Hanne Goldbeck.


European Structural and Investment Funds Journal
Publication frequency: quarterly
approx. 80 pages
ISSN 21 96-82 68

Further information
2018 12 6 Banner Audit 2

Publication frequency: quarterly
Subscription: € 442,-
ISSN 16 19-52 72

Further information
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