JEREMIE - Joint European Resources for Micro to Medium Enterprises

JEREMIE is a joint initiative developed by the European Commission (Directorate General for Regional Policy) in co-operation with the European Investment Bank Group and other financial institutions in the during the 2007-2013 programming period to enhance cohesion across the EU.

JEREMIE offered EU Member States, through their national or regional Managing Authorities, the opportunity to use part of their EU Structural Funds to finance SMEs in a more efficient and sustainable way.  JEREMIE's financial resources have been deployed through selected financial intermediaries across the EU, which have provided loans, equity and guarantees to SMEs. To continue to support SMEs and Managing Authorities, EIF is proposing to extend existing JEREMIE agreements.

Under the new 2014-2020 programming period, EIF is currently assessing market needs across EU Member States and Regions to plan the deployment of the second generation of the European Structural & Financial Instruments (ESIF) and design investment solutions through standardised funding agreements and partnerships with national agencies.

The entrepreneurs  below benefited from JEREMIE support which allowed EIF financial intermediaries to give them the necessary kick-start to launch or expand their businesses and carry out their ambitions.

Click on the pictures to read some stories. Do you want to know more? Read further stories of entrepreneurs supported by JEREMIE

Brolis - JEREMIE story - Lithuania
Brolis Semiconductors, Lithuania

The world could hardly function nowadays without semiconductors. They have a wealth of unexpected applications in everyday life: microwaves, radios, computers, televisions, CD players, air conditioners, cars, security devices, medical appliances and even the humble pocket calculator all work thanks to semi-conductors. They are the chosen field of expertise of “Brolis Semiconductors”.

Locish - JEREMIE story
Locish, Greece

You have just arrived in Athens on a hot, sunny afternoon and you really want to visit the city, grab a bite to eat but you don’t know where to start. You don’t speak the language, you don’t have a car and you don’t have time to wander around the city looking for the bar that your friend mentioned in passing just before you got on the plane - time to ask Locish. Locish is a Q&A mobile app helping users to ask like-minded people for real-time recommendations on new places to eat, drink, and have fun.

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