Programme loan to finance investments of eligible mid-caps and, to a lesser extent, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with high financing needs. The programme will focus on innovative and high value-added projects mainly in Italy. Potentially up to 30% of the programme loan could finance eligible projects in Slovenia, Croatia, Malta as well as other EU countries.
The programme loan aims at accelerating and further mobilising private sector investments, enhancing the competitiveness and sustainability of mid-caps and SMEs investment plans in the future. It is also expected to contribute to social development, especially in cohesion areas, supporting the creation of new jobs.
The projects to be financed under this programme loan will most likely concern investments expected to be carried out in existing facilities already authorised and would therefore not require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as defined in the Directive 2014/52/EU amending the EIA Directive 2011/92/EU2011/92/EU. However, for each sub-operation, the Bank's services will review during the project appraisal whether any of the concerned projects could fall under the EIA Directive, as well as any other environmental details of the project.
The promoters will be private companies not operating in the Utilities sector and not having the status of contracting authority. Thus they are not covered by EU directives on procurement.
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).
General enquiries and comments
The EIB is committed to open communication and encourages constructive stakeholder input regarding its activities.
Enquiries and comments concerning the EIB’s involvement in a project or the financing facilities, activities, organisation and objectives of the EIB, can be sent to the EIB Infodesk.
Alternatively, the EIB can be contacted through its external offices.
Queries regarding details of a specific project, in particular when it is under appraisal by the EIB, should preferably be addressed directly to project promoters.
Zero tolerance against fraud and corruption
The EIB has a zero tolerance policy on fraud or corruption. To report allegations of fraud and corruption relating to EIB-financed projects, please contact the Fraud and Investigation division. All complaints will be treated as strictly confidential and handled in line with the EIB investigation procedures and the Anti-Fraud Policy.