creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft, a pioneer in online SME financing in Germany, launches a diversified debt fund for institutional investors supporting German SMEs. The European Investment Fund (EIF) will be a cornerstone investor, using resources from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the main pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe, or Juncker Plan.
Matching skills and labour market needs in the changing world of work – policy debate.
This seminar-workshop examines the mixing of grant and loan funding, with guarantees. In particular, we will describe how Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund might be used alongside the EFSI instrument, the European Fund for Strategic Investment (part of the “Juncker Plan”). EFSI, working with regular EIB loans, exists to lever private funding into projects with a higher degree of risk. We also look at combining ESI Funds with the CONNECT Europe facility, and EFSI.
Concerns the continuation of the detailed analysis of financial data reporting requirements, modelling and development of analysis tools. It builds upon and extends the scope of previous work carried out under the contract FISMA/2018/051/B.
The European Parliament has launched an open call for tender for 5 year framework contracts providing expertise in the fields of Banking Supervision, Bank Resolution and Financial Stability.
Croatian micro-enterprises and start-ups looking to purchase small machinery and equipment worth up to €25,000 can benefit from the guarantee extended today by the European Investment Fund (EIF) to UniCredit Leasing Croatia. The EIF is providing the largest leasing company in Croatia with a guarantee to grow its leasing portfolio for micro-enterprises with a higher risk profile worth €10 million in total.
This is the second of three planned disbursements under the second Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) programme to Tunisia that was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council on 6 July 2016. In total, the second programme is worth €500 million. With today’s disbursement, the EU has now provided Tunisia with €550 million in MFA funds since 2015.
This Science|Business conference – ahead of DG Research’s major stakeholder event in late September – offers an opportunity for the wider European R&I community to debate the right strategy and ambitions for Horizon Europe. On one level, it will invite reflection on the legacy of and lessons learned from Horizon 2020. More importantly, however, it will look to the future and gather high level recommendations for the incoming Parliament and Commission on what Horizon Europe might realistically be expected to deliver through to 2030.
The European Central Bank (ECB) has launched a scholarship programme to support women pursuing a master’s degree in economics in Europe. The scholarship is part of the ECB’s initiatives to promote diversity and gender balance in central banking.
“We aspire to be an organisation in which diversity is welcomed and appreciated for the richness that it offers. Enabling diversity is vital to our institution to deliver the best possible outcome for our staff and for Europe,” said Mario Draghi, President of the ECB.
The ERC has awarded top-up funding to 54 ERC grant holders via its Proof of Concept Grants, to explore the commercial or societal potential of their ERC-funded frontier research results. The grants are part of the EU’s research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020.
The European Commission and the European Investment Bank launched today a €1 billion loans package targeting specifically young farmers.