Our initiatives

Our initiatives

We invest in initiatives that create links between people, businesses and economies. The initiatives we support aim at addressing the challenges and risks of our changing world, and are the concrete evidence of the EU’s importance to lives and businesses in Europe and beyond.

Economic Resilience Initiative

Economic Resilience Initiative This initiative aims to boost economic resilience in the Southern Neighbourhood and the Western Balkans, also in the context of the migration challenge. We are scaling up our investments in both regions to deliver substantial impact on the ground.

Read more about the Economic Resilience Initiative

Gender equality

Gender Equality The EIB Group approved a strategy for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment. The strategy strengthens the impact on gender equality of EIB Group lending and support for projects that increase the economic participation of women.

Read more about the EIB Gender strategy

Circular economy

Circular economy To develop a sustainable yet competitive economy, we need to address our current linear economic model and find ways to circulate our resources for as long as possible. The EIB provides finance and advisory for circular economy projects.

Find out more about the EIB in the circular economy