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The EU bank at a glance

Economic resilience for the EU neighbourhood
Resilience means that when challenges arise they can be met with confidence and strength. The EIB’s Economic Resilience Initiative aims to help the Middle East, North Africa and the Western Balkans cope with the current migration crisis—and sets them up to cope with problems that might be coming down the road.

A strategy for gender equality
In December, the EIB Group approved a strategy for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment. The new Gender Strategy will strengthen the impact on gender equality of EIB lending and support for projects that increase the economic participation of women.

Zika vaccine: Dead microbes to save babies
Lyon-based biotech company Valneva is on the road to a Zika vaccine that’s safe for pregnant women. Valneva got a EUR 25 million loan from the EIB for this in 2016. The financing will support research and development of a vaccine for Lyme disease too.

Investment Plan for Europe at a glance
  Investment Plan for Europe at a glance  

Quasi-equity: A new financial structure for a new challenge 
Quasi-equity is a product that’s unique in the market to EIB. It aims to fill the market gap that afflicts about 2 500 European companies of medium size. Quasi-equity investments provide an important tool for the EIB in delivering on the Investment Plan for Europe.

See the latest EFSI results
The European Fund for Strategic Investments is delivering concrete results, encouraging a sustainable increase in the low investment levels in Europe after the financial crisis.

Offshore wind: How a single wind turbine can power an entire city
In the offshore wind business, size does matter. Read how the Investment Plan for Europe keeps turbines turning.

The European Investment Fund at a glance
  The European Investment Fund at A glance  

A partnership for technological innovation in Italy 
EIF and Cassa depositi e prestiti launched a dedicated investment platform supporting technology transfer in Italy. The partnership enhances access to equity and innovation investments for businesses - from seed and start-up stages to growth and expansion.

Greek SMEs get EUR 260 million in equity fund of funds
A new EU-backed fund of funds initiative boosts equity financing for high-growth small businesses in Greece. The initiative will help SMEs turn their ideas into concrete projects with high value added, for the direct benefit of the Greek real economy.

EIF working paper on the European Small Business Finance Outlook
Read about the general market environment for SME finance, the main aspects of equity finance and the SME guarantees and securitisation markets. Finally, the report highlights important aspects of microfinance in Europe.

Highlights from the EIB’s 2016 Results Press Conference
  upcoming events  
InnovFin event   Prague   27 Jan
Civil society Seminar with EIB's Board of Directors   Luxembourg   30 Jan
The Investment Plan for Europe Investing in Europe’s future   Brussels   1 Feb
EIB workshop in Brussels "Meet EFSI Promoters"   Brussels   2 Feb
National Press Conference   Madrid   21 Feb
National Press Conference   Lisbon   22 Feb
Capital Markets Summit   Paris   22-23 Feb
CEPS Ideas Lab   Brussels   23-24 Feb
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