We work to promote sustainable growth and job creation by supporting our priority objectives which include support to small businesses, backing innovation and skills, investing in infrastructure and financing essential environmental and climate friendly projects.
We are active across a wide range of economic sectors from energy to transport, health to education and much more besides. Our sector pages contain information on our lending approach in individual sectors, and eligibility criteria which projects should meet to access EIB financing.
European Union Member States receive about 90% of our financing, but we also work with more than 150 other partner countries in support of EU external assistance policy.
Our database has a breakdown by country, region and sector for:
If a company or a community doesn’t have enough water, the money dries up too. “Water security” is a major economic issue—and not just in deserts. It’s a big challenge for European cities like Turin, too, and will be the theme of World Water Week in Stockholm at the end of August. “Water is as important as electricity to economic growth,” says Thomas van Gilst, who heads the European Investment Bank’s water management division. “Water risk is one of the greatest risks to businesses.”