Advisory services complement the EIB’s lending activity and form an integral part of our Lending, Blending and Advising strategy.
We make technical and financial expertise available to our clients to develop and implement investment projects and programmes, and to improve institutional and regulatory frameworks. When complementing EIB loans, advisory services strengthen the economic and technical foundations of an investment and catalyse funding from other sources.
In delivering advisory services, we rely on the unique expertise developed by our staff, both inside and outside the EU, in key areas such as infrastructure financing, climate change mitigation and adaptation, urban development and SME support.
In addition to the individual advisory services listed below, the European Commission and the European Investment Bank have established the European Investment Advisory Hub as part of the Investment Plan for Europe. The Hub aims to strengthen Europe's investment and business environment and offers a single access point to a 360 degree offer of advisory and technical assistance services.
InnovFin Advisory guides its clients on how to structure their R&I projects in order to improve their access to finance. The service helps them to capitalise on their strong points and adjust elements such as their business model, governance, funding sources and financing structure to improve their access to finance. In the long run, this increases their chances of being implemented.
JASPERS is a technical assistance partnership managed by the EIB and co-sponsored by the European Commission (DG Regional and Urban Policy) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). JASPERS is an important instrument of the EU Cohesion Policy.
ELENA is a joint initiative by the EIB and the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme. ELENA provides grants for technical assistance focused on the implementation of energy efficiency, distributed renewable energy and urban transport projects and programmes.
Financial Instruments (FIs) transform EU resources under the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) into financial products such as loans, guarantees, equity and other risk-bearing mechanisms. These are then used to support economically viable projects which promote EU policy objectives. FIs aim to put EU funds to good and efficient use, ensuring that grants are complemented by other financial products so that EU funding can be used time and time again in a revolving fashion.
Climate change and the unprecedented growth of cities, especially in emerging economies and developing countries, require increased investments in sustainable infrastructure projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To address these challenges FELICITY provides advisory services and capacity building tailored to the needs of municipalities and financial intermediaries in Brazil, China and Mexico.
With the Municipal Project Support Facility (MPSF), the EIB targets cities in the region which require increased investments in projects that reduce high levels of local pollution with impacts on air, water and waste.