The EIB advisory services offers support preparing, structuring and implementing projects that are then funded by the European Investment Bank or by other financiers.
How does it work
Our activities range from preparation and implementation support, to financial structuring, impact assessment or advice on procurement and regulation. Our support increases a project’s overall impact, whether it to be to improve quality of life or to prepare for future challenges like climate change. Our expertise improves the promoter’s knowhow and allows government agencies and private companies to implement future projects effectively without outside help.
We support projects that focus on innovation, environmental and social sustainability, climate impact.
Four key benefits
We provide support to ensure projects are eligible for finance and compliant with the highest technical, environmental and social standards to ensure impact on the ground.
Our advisory services help companies address barriers to growth, such as regulations, market size and structure, sector constraints and access to finance.
Access to top experts
The combined expertise of our economists, engineers, financial analysts and climate specialists ensures the success of clients’ projects.
Our experts bring unique technical and financial knowledge developed over more than a decade of working in a broad range of sectors and policy areas.
Main types of support
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What can we offer
Preparation and implementation support and support with EU grant application
Developing profitable, sustainable and well-grounded projects that are beneficial for society.
Financial structuring, access to finance support
Improving access to finance by advising on the use of private, public and EU funds.
Environmental, climate, social impact assessment
Providing in-depth and ad hoc support in respect of environmental and climate challenges, including adaptation and mitigation measures, or in the framework of climate resilience assessment or sustainability proofing).
Advice on procurement and regulatory issues
Procurement planning (in the form of feedback on existing technical issues identified in a review of existing documents, such as tender documentation, drafting terms of reference).
Who is eligible
EU Member States and ministries
EU managing authorities
Ministries for countries outside the European Union
National promotional banks
Private sector companies (including small and medium-sized enterprises)
Partner organisations outside the European Union
Financial intermediaries and final beneficiaries
How to apply
Find out if advisory support might be available to you
JASPERS focuses on large projects in cohesion regions. A project’s total cost should exceed € 50 million for environmental projects and EUR 75 million for transport or other sectors.
Project Advisory Support Service Agreements (PASSA) boost the implementation of EU-funded projects by combining the knowledge of EIB staff and third-party consultants.
EPEC, the European PPP Expertise Centre supports the public sector across Europe in delivering better public-private partnerships (PPPs).
Research and innovation
InnovFin advisory support helps research and innovation projects and innovative companies secure the finance needed to reach their potential.
URBIS is a dedicated urban investment advisory platform set up to provide advisory support to urban authorities to facilitate, accelerate and unlock urban investment projects, programmes and platforms.
ELENA is a facility supporting local authorities in the delivery of their energy efficiency projects via a team of experts (engineers and economists) with extensive experience in the transport and energy sector.
Contact the Information Desk for enquiries regarding the financing and advisory facilities, activity, organisation and objectives of the EIB.
We provide advisory services and technical assistance outside the European Union (all along the project cycle, i.e. from project preparation to project implementation) in relation to a wide range of different sectors and geographies drawing on various funding sources such as:
We also manage technical assistance programmes outside the EU aimed at building capacity of financial intermediaries, microfinance institutions and final beneficiaries with the objective to improve financial inclusion and SME banking, targeting in particular segments that traditionally have been excluded from financial services (e.g. refugees).
Southern Neighbourhood and Western Balkans
Economic Resilience Initiative (ERI) is an initiative set up by the European Union to finance investments stimulating private sector growth and job creation in Mediterranean partner countries. The technical assistance envelope, financed by the EIB, provides support to strengthen the capabilities of counterparts and beneficiaries.
Eastern Partnership Investment in Connectivity (EPIC) combines advisory services and technical assistance (TA) for the sound preparation and implementation of transport infrastructure projects in the Eastern Neighbourhood region.