We support sectors that make a significant contribution to growth, employment, regional cohesion and environmental sustainability in Europe and beyond.

Agriculture, food and rural development

The EIB supports the rural economy - generating benefits for both private enterprises and society as a whole - through its long-term financing and provision of technical advice and assistance.

Digital economy

We are working to support the Digital Agenda by providing finance and technical expertise for projects which further these ambitions.

Health and life science

We support projects which aim to ensure universal access to effective, safe and affordable healthcare services.


With the ever increasing demand for mobility, factors such as severe congestion, poor air quality, noise emissions and pollution are becoming key challenges for transport in the 21st century.

Urban agenda

We work on a range of Urban Agenda-related initiatives to share knowledge with local and regional decision-makers to improve access to funds and help them use existing funds more effectively.