EIB support for urban and regional development
How can EU cities and regions make use of the European Investment Bank’s funding and advice for their development projects? What role can the European Fund for Strategic Investments play to help municipalities and regional governments boost their investment?
Discover the answers to these and other questions through the series of videos and factsheets below, developed for a massive open online course (MOOC) by the European Committee of the Regions and the EIB.
Welcome from the President of the European Investment Bank, Werner Hoyer, to the EIB module of the massive open online course on EU budget and funding for regions and cities, organised by the Committee of the Regions. "Over the past five years, the EIB, the EU bank, owned by the EU Member States, has provided more than EUR 95 billion in urban and regional lending," he explains.
How can the European Investment Bank support EU cities and regions build or modernise housing, schools, public transport networks or wastewater infrastructure? Discover in this video animation the financing instruments that the EU bank has to offer to municipalities and regional governments, based on their investment needs: framework loans, investment loans, intermediated loans and equity funds.
A nursing home for elderly people in Landen, an administrative building in Fosses-la-Ville's old castle, a green energy plant in Harelbeke... Discover in this video how the "Smart Cities & Sustainable Development" financing programme of Belfius and the European Investment Bank is helping Belgian municipalities implement their smart, inclusive and sustainable projects.
Faced with flooding, a declining population and outdated infrastructure, a mayor could be forgiven for not knowing which way to turn. But Lisbon’s Mayor Fernando Medina saw an opportunity to reinvent his city for the twenty-first century and he knew where to go to get the finance he needed. Discover in this video how he stepped up to the challenge, with the support of an EFSI loan from the European Investment Bank.
How a EUR 64 million framework loan from the European Investment Bank helped the West Pomerania region in Poland improve transport safety, upgrade its health services and protect the cultural heritage.
How can cities and regions best use the Investment Plan for Europe? What kind of finance does the EU bank offer for different types of projects? Four senior members of the European Investment Bank answer these questions in a debate of the massive open online course on EU budget and funding for regions and cities organised by the Committee of the Regions.
- The role of EFSI in financing urban and regional projects
- EIB contribution to the Urban Agenda for the EU
- Financing a city’s or region’s long-term capital investment programme - EIB framework loans
- Additional financing for regional investment - Structural programme loans
- JASPERS - Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions
- Advisory services from fi-compass about financial instruments: fi-compass
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