How does it work
Our activities range from preparation and implementation support, to financial structuring, impact assessment or advice on procurement and regulation. Our support increases a project’s overall impact, whether it to be to improve quality of life or to prepare for future challenges like climate change. Our expertise improves the promoter’s knowhow and allows government agencies and private companies to implement future projects effectively without outside help.
We support projects that focus on innovation, environmental and social sustainability, climate impact.
What can we offer
Preparation and implementation support and support with EU grant application
Developing profitable, sustainable and well-grounded projects that are beneficial for society.
Financial structuring, access to finance support
Improving access to finance by advising on the use of private, public and EU funds.
Environmental, climate, social impact assessment
Providing in-depth and ad hoc support in respect of environmental and climate challenges, including adaptation and mitigation measures, or in the framework of climate resilience assessment or sustainability proofing).
Advice on procurement and regulatory issues
Procurement planning (in the form of feedback on existing technical issues identified in a review of existing documents, such as tender documentation, drafting terms of reference).
Who is eligible
- EU Member States and ministries
- EU managing authorities
- Ministries for countries outside the European Union
- National promotional banks
- Private sector companies (including small and medium-sized enterprises)
- Partner organisations outside the European Union
- Financial intermediaries and final beneficiaries
- EPIC offers Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine free advisory support and technical assistance to improve transport connections.
- JASPERS focuses on large projects in cohesion regions. A project’s total cost should exceed €50 million for environmental projects and €75 million for transport or other sectors.
- Project Advisory Support Service Agreements (PASSA) boost the implementation of EU-funded projects by combining the knowledge of EIB staff and third-party consultants.
- TARGET aims at closely assisting EU coal, peat and oil shale regions with the identification and preparation of clean energy and energy efficiency projects to support a just transition.
- EPEC, the European PPP Expertise Centre supports the public sector across Europe in delivering better public-private partnerships (PPPs).
Research and innovation
- InnovFin advisory support helps research and innovation projects and innovative companies secure the finance needed to reach their potential.
- ELENA is a facility supporting local authorities in the delivery of their energy efficiency projects via a team of experts (engineers and economists) with extensive experience in the transport and energy sector.
- NER 300 financial advisory provides financial advice to innovative low-carbon energy demonstration projects within the European Union, with an objective of helping these projects become bankable.
We provide advisory services and technical assistance around the world (all along the project cycle, i.e. from project preparation to project implementation) in relation to a wide range of different sectors and geographies drawing on various funding sources such as:
- ACP Investment Facility (Cotonou Agreement)
- Eastern Partnership TA Trust Fund (EPTATF)
- Facility for Euro-Mediterranean Investment & Partnership (FEMIP)
- Green Climate Fund (GCF)
- Neighbourhood Investment Platform (NIP)
- Financing Energy for Low-carbon Investment - Cities Advisory Facility (FELICITY)
We also manage technical assistance programmes aimed at building capacity of financial intermediaries, microfinance institutions and final beneficiaries with the objective to improve financial inclusion and SME banking, targeting in particular segments that traditionally have been excluded from financial services (e.g. refugees).
Southern Neighbourhood and Western Balkans
- Economic Resilience Initiative (ERI) is an initiative set up by the European Union to finance investments stimulating private sector growth and job creation in Mediterranean partner countries. The technical assistance envelope, financed by the EIB, provides support to strengthen the capabilities of counterparts and beneficiaries.
- The Western Balkans Enterprise Development & Innovation Facility (WB-EDIF) financed by the European Union, aims at improving access to finance for small and medium-sized businesses in the Western Balkans.
- Municipal Project Support Facility (MPSF) provides technical assistance to municipalities in Eastern Partner countries