How we support cohesion
The EIB complements EU grants with loans and other financial instruments for projects and programmes that support economic, social and territorial cohesion. In addition, the Bank plays an advisory role by helping public authorities in cohesion regions improve the technical and financial quality of their projects, reinforce their institutional capacity and attract funding.
Our annual target for cohesion lending is 30% of all new operations in the EU, Pre-Accession and EFTA countries. In the period 2015-2019, the EIB provided €84.4 billion to projects in EU cohesion regions. For 2019 alone, this amounted to €16.13 billion.