Published: Fri, 20 April 2018
The European Parliament Information Office together with Seán Kelly MEP hosted a special briefing on “EU Funding Opportunities” today in Waterford, at which over sixty people were present to hear a panel of speakers including representatives from the European Investment Bank, the European Commission, Waterford Cultural Quarter, AIB Bank and the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland.
The presentations covered details of EU-backed schemes to provide loans from hundreds of millions to tens of thousands in a wide range of fields, including Research and Development, SMEs, Farm Development, Social Housing, Infrastructural Projects and Education. A special presentation was made on the recently launched Brexit Loan Scheme.
Speaking after the event, Seán Kelly MEP said: “‘This morning’s seminar in Waterford had a large attendance who were high in their praise of the speakers on the panel who outlined graphically the funding available under EFSI, the criteria and methods of application and the help available in acquiring same.
“Attendees were pleased that the event helped “demystify” what is often a complicated process. Clearly Waterford and Ireland has many opportunities to develop in especially SMEs and growing awareness and support will help make this happen.
“I’m grateful to speakers and attendees for a very worthwhile venture.”