The EU Investment Plan has currently had very little impact on social sector organisations, with under 4% of the European Fund for Strategic Investments going to Social Infrastructure and under 1% to Social Services. At a time of growing demand for community-based care and support services, the EU Investment Plan could help the social sector in accessing much-needed loans to build, innovate and provide better services. It is for this reason that EASPD and EPC have come together to organise an event aimed at bringing together the social sector(s) and investors to assess how to unlock investment into quality social care and support for all.
The EIB has partnered with a coalition of more than 20 organisations to convene the Infrastructure and Nature Pavilion at the upcoming IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille. Engaging the business, finance, and conservation communities, the Pavilion will showcase how we can deliver new and necessary infrastructure while restoring biodiversity, building resilience, and creating a just and carbon-neutral future.