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    Key figures

    Financial instruments implemented by the EIB (2007 - 2022)


    €3.5 billion

    managed or under management by EIB


    €7 billion

    total investments mobilised


    some 6,400

    projects financed

    What is eligible

    EU Member States and regions choose sectors that align with the objectives of the shared management funds:

    Smarter Europe

    research, development & innovation, digitalisation


    Greener Europe

    low carbon economy, energy efficiency, renewable energy, climate change


    More Connected Europe

    mobility and ICT connectivity


    More Social Europe

    skills, education, public services


    Europe Closer to Citizens

    sustainable, urban, rural and costal development

    Financial instruments implemented by the EIB provide support to final recipients via financial intermediaries in the form of:

    • Loans
    • Guarantees
    • Quasi-equity and/or direct equity

    Check the active EIB financial instruments in your country, to discover if your project is eligible for financing.

    Eligible financial intermediaries include banks, financial institutions, investment funds (including special purpose entities), fund managers or other financial intermediaries, public or private. The selected financial intermediaries can receive financing from the established funds of funds in the form of:

    • Loans to support working capital and investments promoted by eligible projects/final recipients
    • Guarantees designed to lower repayment risk
    • Equity investments, mainly through funds to support the growth of companies

    Interested financial intermediaries can participate in the programme via on-going calls for expression of interest.

    Active financial instruments in your country

    The EIB currently manages thirteen financial instruments in six countries.

    All financial instruments listed below are set up through funds of funds, managed by the EIB, and provide their support to final recipients through sub-funds.