The EIB in Portugal
EIB investments in Portugal totalled EUR 1.5 billion in 2016. 61% of this figure went towards supporting SMEs and midcaps in the country, with 17% going to environmental projects and the rest supporting infrastructure and innovation. The Bank has lent over EUR 6.1 billion to support projects in Portugal over the past five years (2012-2016).
The total investment of the EIB Group (the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund) in Portugal in 2016 was EUR 1.8 billion.
Since the first EIB loans back in 1976, hundreds of projects have changed the way 10 million people move, work and live in Portugal – from the construction of key transport infrastructure to the renewal of schools. In the last 40 years, the EU bank has invested over EUR 45 000m in the country, and supported more than 25 000 small and medium-sized companies through our financial partners.
Faced with flooding, a declining population and outdated infrastructure, a mayor could be forgiven for not knowing which way to turn.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.
How to receive EIB support in Portugal:
- For large projects, contact us directly at head office and at our Lisbon office.
- For smaller projects (generally less than EUR 25m) contact our local partners.