At the EIB, we attach particular importance to being open and actively listening to and engaging with those interested in what we do. Ranging from formal public consultations to workshops and other types of dialogue, such exchanges help improve our policies and strategies and ultimately enhance the quality of the Bank’s operations.
The EIB organises formal public consultations on relevant corporate and key sectoral policies, which typically are of interest to wider stakeholder communities. The objectives of a consultation process are in particular:
To benefit from the expertise of a wide range of individuals and organisations and receive valuable inputs into policy development;
To reinforce the transparency and accountability of the EIB.
We announce all consultations on our website. We systematically hold a public consultation meeting during the consultation process to facilitate a direct dialogue with interested stakeholders. All stakeholder contributions are examined and evaluated by an internal Inter-Directorate Review Panel.
Once a draft policy document is finalised, we publish it on the EIB website 15 working days prior to Board consideration, together with a public consultation report and the EIB’s reasoned response to stakeholder contributions. After Board approval, we publish the final policy on the EIB website.
The Bank also regularly holds stakeholder engagement workshops to explain what we are doing, explore emerging issues and benefit from the feedback and ideas of civil society and the broader public on key environmental, social and governance issues. For recent examples of EIB stakeholder engagement workshops, please visit the EIB Civil Society events section
The Bank is also open to organise informal meetings between EIB experts and representatives from civil society organisations. This is an opportunity for us to better explain the work we are doing in a specific field, but also to get a better understanding of perspectives from outside the Bank.
Have your say on EIB’s work
If you would like to stay informed about the upcoming public consultations or if you would like to be part of the ongoing policy dialogue, please join our mailing list. Information will also be published on the EIB website.
We are happy to engage with civil society stakeholders on a bilateral basis. If you would like to request a meeting with EIB experts, please contact the EIB Civil Society Division.