European Commission and European Investment Fund mobilise EUR 500 million for social and micro-entrepreneurs

Uredništvo SIP, četrtek, 25. 06. 2015


"Social and micro-enterprises will soon have access to over EUR 500 million of finance as a result of a new mandate agreement signed today between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF). Support will be made available under the European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI), which will provide a EUR 96 million guarantee for the period 2014-2020 which is expected to mobilise over EUR 500 million in loans in order to promote jobs and growth in Europe. The programme targets individuals who wish to start or further develop their own social and micro-enterprises, in particular, people who have difficulties in entering the job market or in accessing finance."