The Conference represented the final event of the IFISE project, funded by the European Commission Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy.
The event was addressed to all the stakeholders involved in implementing policies for the social economy and impact investing at different institutional and territorial level, with the use of EU funding, and to potential financial intermediaries interested in exploring the world of financial mechanisms for the social sector.
Based on the results of the IFISE project, the regions of Piedmont, Lombardy, Valencia and Andalusia brought examples of their practical examples for the design of innovative financial instruments, such as a Social Impact bond and Social Investment fund. The complexity in the use of ERDF and ESF han been also be tackled.
The event, in the session moderated by the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), allowed to provide relevant insights from real case studies which will elaborate on the use of different type of EU funding beside structural funds.
A conclusive roundtable has focused attention on perspectives and opportunities for the social economy, from the current to the next programming period, with the participation of the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and the Directorate-General for Economics and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, public financial intermediaries and relevant stakeholders. Invitation and Programme