European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is an initiative to help overcome the current investment gap in the EU. Jointly launched by the EIB Group and the European Commission, it aims to mobilise private investment in projects which are strategically important for the EU.
Explore EFSI supported projects all over Europe.
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The figures on this page are not part of formal EIB Group reporting on EFSI. Therefore, they are provisional and unaudited. The figures are subject to change.
In the spotlight
Are you a project promoter, public authority or private company? Do you need advice on how to get an investment project started? The Hub, part of the Investment Plan for Europe, offers a single access point to advisory and technical assistance services.
The Investment Plan for Europe aims to relaunch investment and restore EU competitiveness, thus increasing growth and creating jobs.
In accordance with Article 7 of the EFSI Regulation, documents related to the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) are made publicly available.
"The Investment Plan has brought real benefits to companies across Europe. And we want to do more.”
European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
Extension of EFSI
The European Fund for Strategic Investments is delivering concrete results, encouraging a sustainable increase in the low investment levels in Europe after the financial crisis.
To further boost investment, to avoid disruptions in financing and to assure project promoters that they can still plan projects after the initial investment period, the European Commission proposed to double the duration and size of EFSI. On 12 December 2017, Members of the European Parliament voted to adopt the Regulation to extend and enhance EFSI.
The EFSI 2.0 Regulation is expected to enter into force on 1 January 2018. As well as extending the timeline from mid-2018 to the end of 2020, and increasing the investment target from EUR 315 billion to at least EUR 500 billion
Learn more on:
- #InvestEU: Commission and European Investment Bank Group welcome final adoption of extended and improved European Fund for Strategic Investments
- The State of the Union 2016: The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) - Frequently Asked Questions
“Over the last two and a half years we proved that this initiative has delivered – it supported thousands of companies and created hundreds of thousands of jobs.”
EIB President Werner Hoyer
EFSI in action
iZettle, a Swedish fintech company, gets financing from the EIB to help small businesses who previously had to rely on cash only – and deal with the “foregone purchases problem”.
With EUR 5 billion invested in companies in under-financed sectors around the country, the Investment Plan for Europe is helping Spanish companies create new jobs, grow and compete on global markets.