Workshop "The role of financial instruments in the regional ecosystem and territorial cohesion"
ESPON at the European Week of Regions and Cities 2019


Brussels, Belgium

SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre

10 October 2019

Rue Mont des Arts
1000 Brussels

Policy proposals for 2021-27 envisage a prominent role for Cohesion policy FIs and a significant remodelling of EU level instruments. Drawing on the findings of a recent ESPON study on FI, this workshop will explore how ESIF financial instruments can contribute to cohesion, including questions of governance, capacity and added value.

It will also present results of the interregional project “Financial Instruments for Innovation (Innova-FI)”, demonstrating different regional experiences in implementing FIs.

Case studies on Portugal and Lithuania will be used to provide concrete examples identified in the project which were successful in overcoming regional disparities and reducing market failures.

 ESPON EGTC, European Commission - DG REGIO, Startup Europe Regions Network (SERN), University of Strathclyde

Expert at the ESPON EGTCZintis Hermansons

Registration: You can register on the official page of the EWRC

Registration deadline: 27/09/2019