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.
Our response to the Coronavirus outbreak
Since the start of the pandemic, the EIB Group has mobilised all possible resources to counter both the economic fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak and the disease itself.
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.
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.
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.
Preserving our oceans
The EIB is investing in the sustainable blue economy and supporting initiatives aiming at reducing pollution and preserving our oceans. Under our Clean and Sustainable Ocean Programme, the Sustainable Ocean Strategy (“Blue SOS”) and the Clean Oceans Initiative aim to invest in projects focusing on sustainable development on rivers, coasts and the oceans across the globe.