Infrastructure and the EIB

Reliable and smart infrastructure is key for economic growth, sustainability and the creation of jobs. It is also crucial in ensuring Europe’s competitiveness.

As the EU bank, we have made it our top priority to invest in cleaner transport, digital networks, energy efficiency and sustainable urban development. Our lending in urban areas also includes the development of social infrastructure, affordable housing and key public buildings. By financing comprehensive regeneration projects we aim to make neighbourhoods and cities more inclusive in the way they provide citizens with services whilst also investing in cultural heritage.

Our impact in 2019

In 2019, the EIB provided €15.74 billion to support infrastructure projects

13 177 MW

of electricity generation capacity built, 98% from renewables

631 million

additional annual trips made on EIB-financed transport

12 million

people enjoying improved healthcare services

11.5 million

people with improved sanitation

Areas of eligibility

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