The project involves the development, management and operationalisation of the fi-compass technical assistance platform. Specifically, the project involves support to the EIB in providing horizontal assistance and advisory services for ESIF financial instruments to the EU public sector. Target groups are in particular EU Member States and Managing Authorities, but also the European Commission and the general public. The intended effect is to increase the quality, scale and the speed of establishment of Financial Instruments funded through ESIF. EPRC research inputs include studies and evaluation research on the implementation of financial instruments under Cohesion policy.