Summer is just around the corner and as the busy days of conferences and meeting are fading out slowly, we would like to take the opportunity to provide you some funding information with a special focus on local actors.
Today, 9 July 2019 at 13.00, the EIB and CoR have a lunchtiime briefing on EFSI 2.0. For those, who are not able to attend the meeting, the organisers provide a lifestream of the event.
The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is the cornerstone of the Investment Plan for Europe, and the best-known part of the "Juncker Plan". A joint initiative of the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group, it aims to help overcome the current investment gap by supporting strategically important projects throughout the EU and mobilising private investment. At the end of 2017, and following a proposal by the Commission, the Parliament and Council agreed to extend its duration and the amount of funding in what is known as "EFSI 2.0". In addition, this renewed EFSI brought other changes aiming, for instance, to increase transparency, to put a stronger focus on small-scale projects, or to provide more technical advice and support at local level.
What opportunities for local and regional authorities do the innovations brought by EFSI 2.0 create? How can this renewed EFSI help them overcome some of the challenges they face with their investment projects?
Europe for citizens has two calls for proposals that close on 3 September 2018.
And of course, please do not forget to look on the EuroAccess Macro-Region funding database for more suitable funding opportunities or register for your customised funding newsletter!
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