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.

Sustainable energy: maximising investment (ELENA)

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.