Eastern Partnership for Growth
- Date: 24 May 2012
The EIB is pleased to announce its Conference entitled “Eastern Partnership for Growth”. The Conference will cover three main topics: regional economic prospects and priorities, local private sector development and infrastructure for economic development.
In the sessions, the panellists will look at the key factors for an enhanced and successful cooperation between the Eastern Partnership countries and closer cooperation with the European Union. They will discuss the role of the banks to provide funding to corporates and SMEs in order to foster local private sector development. Finally, the speakers will identify the specific infrastructure needs for the region as a facilitating factor for economic growth and how to step up project development and implementation.
The Eastern partnership aims to create the necessary conditions to accelerate political association and further economic integration between the European Union and Eastern Partner countries, namely Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan subject to Framework Agreement signature.
The EIB’s current lending mandates and facilities add up to EUR 5.3bn in Russia and the Eastern Partner countries.