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    Signature(s)

    Amount
    € 600,000,000
    Countries
    Sector(s)
    Belgium : € 600,000,000
    Education : € 600,000,000
    Signature date(s)
    22/12/2020 : € 300,000,000
    6/05/2021 : € 300,000,000

    Summary sheet

    Release date
    20 November 2020
    Status
    Reference
    Signed | 22/12/2020
    20200599
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    COMMUNAUTE FRANCAISE (BE) EDUCATION INFRA
    COMMUNAUTE FRANCAISE DE BELGIQUE
    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    EUR 600 million
    EUR 1331 million
    Location
    Sector(s)
    Description
    Objectives

    The project consists of the support of a multi-annual investment programme by the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, the constitutional entity responsible for education, youth, sport and cultural matters for the French-speaking community of Belgium in the Walloon and Brussels Regions. The project covers the construction and the renovation of educational infrastructure, as well as related sport and cultural public infrastructure, with an emphasis on sustainability and students' wellbeing.

    The project is aimed at upgrading and modernising the pre-primary, primary, secondary and higher education institution estates, including facilities for children with special educational needs, in the French-speaking part of Belgium, i.e. in the "Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles."

    Environmental aspects
    Procurement

    The Directive 2011/92/EU amended by 2014/52/EU does not specifically mention the need for an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for buildings relating to education, but it may be that some sub-projects can be regarded as urban renewal projects (Annex II of the European Directive). Aspects related to historical and cultural heritage will also be verified during appraisal. Directive 2010/31/EU amended in 2018 by Directive (EU) 2018/844 on the Energy Performance of Buildings will be checked during appraisal on a case-by-case basis. The possible impact on natural sites will be checked during the appraisal.

    The Bank will require the Promoter to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project shall be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation, Directive 2014/24/EU as well as Directive 89/665/EEC as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the EU, with publication of tender notices in the Official Journal of the EU, as and where required.

    Disclaimer

    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).

    Documents

    Environmental and Social Data Sheet (ESDS) - COMMUNAUTE FRANCAISE (BE) EDUCATION INFRA
    Publication Date
    29 Dec 2020
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    133250541
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20200599
    Sector(s)
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    Countries
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