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EIB support for urban and regional development

EIB support for urban and regional development

How can EU cities and regions make use of the European Investment Bank’s funding and advice for their development projects? What role can the European Fund for Strategic Investments play to help municipalities and regional governments boost their investment?

Discover the answers to these and other questions through the series of videos and factsheets below, developed for a massive open online course (MOOC) by the European Committee of the Regions and the EIB.  

Videos

EU budget and funding for regions and cities - Video introduction by Werner Hoyer

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Welcome from the President of the European Investment Bank, Werner Hoyer, to the EIB module of the massive open online course on EU budget and funding for regions and cities, organised by the Committee of the Regions. "Over the past five years, the EIB, the EU bank, owned by the EU Member States, has provided more than EUR 95 billion in urban and regional lending," he explains. 


EIB financing instruments for regions and cities

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How can the European Investment Bank support EU cities and regions build or modernise housing, schools, public transport networks or wastewater infrastructure? Discover in this video animation the financing instruments that the EU bank has to offer to municipalities and regional governments, based on their investment needs: framework loans, investment loans, intermediated loans and equity funds.  




Belfius Smart Cities and sustainable development

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A nursing home for elderly people in Landen, an administrative building in Fosses-la-Ville's old castle, a green energy plant in Harelbeke... Discover in this video how the "Smart Cities & Sustainable Development" financing programme of Belfius and the European Investment Bank is helping Belgian municipalities implement their smart, inclusive and sustainable projects.


Reshaping the city of Lisbon

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Faced with flooding, a declining population and outdated infrastructure, a mayor could be forgiven for not knowing which way to turn. But Lisbon’s Mayor Fernando Medina saw an opportunity to reinvent his city for the twenty-first century and he knew where to go to get the finance he needed. Discover in this video how he stepped up to the challenge, with the support of an EFSI loan from the European Investment Bank.




Developing the West Pomerania region

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How a EUR 64 million framework loan from the European Investment Bank helped the West Pomerania region in Poland improve transport safety, upgrade its health services and protect the cultural heritage. 


Expert debate about EIB funding for cities and regions under the Investment Plan for Europe

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How can cities and regions best use the Investment Plan for Europe? What kind of finance does the EU bank offer for different types of projects? Four senior members of the European Investment Bank answer these questions in a debate of the massive open online course on EU budget and funding for regions and cities organised by the Committee of the Regions.






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