On 19th April, the ERRIN Innovation and Investment Working Group organised a meeting on "Regional examples of successful use of financial instruments" at the Common Representation of the European Region Tyrol - South Tyrol - Trentino in Brussels. The meeting was the first of a series of events focussing on new and innovative financing and was dedicated on ‘decentralised’ financial instruments deployed by regions using European Structural and Investment Funds. The aim of the event was twofold. Firstly, to create a discussion on the role of financial instruments in the next Multiannual Financial Framework. Secondly, to better understand the benefits and bottlenecks of the instruments through concrete examples, and based on the discussion make some recommendations on how the framework could be further improved.
A one pager with the key discussion points covered during the meeting has been prepared. Please find it here.
All speakers' presentations are uploaded here.
Please note that another Innovation and Investment Working Group meeting will take place on 29th May at the House of Dutch Provinces (Rue de Treves 59-61) and will focus on Investment Platforms. For the meeting, we are currently looking for regions from our membership interested in using Investment Platforms to support transition towards circular economy. More info on the call for regional examples as well as on the event can be found here.