Lack of access to finance has been reported as one of the major problems for European companies, in particular SMEs and midcaps.
The EESC is examining, in an information report, the source of the problems and how to overcome them, and would like to put forward concrete ideas on behalf of organised civil society. A number of practical coordinating and supporting measures also are expected to be identified, related to the provision of information, consultation and guidance for the companies in this field. Financing opportunities from the European Structural and Investment Funds should equally form part of the analysis.
In this context the EESC will hold a public hearing on Access to finance for SMEs and Midcaps in the period 2014 – 2020 - Opportunities and challenges which will take place at the EESC premises in Brussels on Wednesday, 3 June 2015, starting at 10 a. m.