We work to promote sustainable growth and job creation by supporting the following action areas:
- Small and medium sized enterprises: the creators of 80% of new jobs
- Regional development: to address economic and social imbalances between regions
- Environmental sustainability: including both climate action and investment in the urban and natural environment
- Innovation: promoting skills and innovation at every level
- Trans-European Networks: linking Europe’s infrastructure, principally in transport
- Energy: building competitive and secure supply
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:
A short description of the procedure for approving project loans.
Forests and other wooded land account for over 40% of the EU’s land area. In recent decades, afforestation and natural succession have increased this area by approximately 0.4% annually while the global demand for forest products continues to grow steadily at an annual rate of 3%. It is no surprise that investment in sustainable forestry is a growth area for the EIB.