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    € 200,000,000
    France : € 200,000,000
    Education : € 200,000,000
    Signature date(s)
    17/12/2010 : € 200,000,000

    Summary sheet

    Release date
    19 March 2010
    Signed | 17/12/2010
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    Schools in Northern France
    Nord Department
    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    Up to EUR 200 million.
    Up to EUR 550 million.

    The project concerns the design and construction and/or renovation of thirty-five schools in the Nord Department of France.

    A good level of education and a feeling of being properly included and integrated in society are essential for a country’s current and future economic situation and its social and intellectual development. The project will help to improve the human capital stock of the Nord Department.

    Environmental aspects

    The project involves new buildings and extensions and/or renovation work for educational purposes. Directive 97/11/EC does not specifically mention the need for an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for educational premises but this project could be regarded as an urban renewal project (Annex II to the EU Directive). This point will have to be examined during the appraisal.

    Tendering procedures used for public buildings are required to comply with Community procurement directives (Directives 2004/17/EC and 2004/18/EC, as amended by Commission Regulation 1874/2004).


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

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