Transport is key to growth and inclusion. It connects people and enables companies to trade.
Since its foundation in 1958, the EIB has supported many of the transport networks that helped Europe to thrive and grow closer together.
Today, the EIB Group plays a significant role in the transformation of mobility into a low-carbon future.
> Download “EIB Transport Overview 2020”, for more details about the EIB Group’s activities and partnerships in the sector, including key projects.
Transport is key to growth and competitiveness, as it provides the physical networks that enable the movement of people and goods. Better mobility leads to social cohesion, economic growth and employment. It provides access to jobs and social infrastructure such as hospitals and education that contribute to the improvement of people’s lives.
We aim to accelerate the take-up of sustainable transport solutions by attracting private investment and ensuring a balanced regional development at the same time. In addition to our financing, we provide technical assistance and advisory support.
Through the Cleaner Transport Facility (CTF), we encourage the deployment of alternative fuels and cleaner technology to make transport more sustainable, in line with our commitment to tackle climate change and to promote environmental sustainability. Example of project financed: Las Palmas MetroGuagua
Innovative & Efficient
Innovation is key to low-carbon, cleaner, and safer transport as well as tackling Europe’s congestion issues. Our financing supports research and development of cutting-edge technologies like alternative fuels and fuel cells, green batteries, e-mobility, autonomous driving, and artificial intelligence. Example of projects financed: A jolt of green energy for Europe - Moving towards a cleaner Europe
Safe & Secure
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 1.3 million people die each year in road traffic accidents. That is why we aim to make transport safer. Together with the European Commission, the EIB launched the "Safer Transport Platform - Road Safety Advisory,” a way to support projects that improve road safety.
Inclusive & Accessible
The social dimension of transport is also an important aspect of our financing. We tackle challenges arising from ageing, migration and geography. Example of project financed: Honduras Sustainable roads.The Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) is at the heart of European policy as it provides better connectivity across the EU by creating a coherent transport system between its Members States and neighbouring countries.