Our regions of activity
Within the European Union
The EIB in the Enlargement countries
European Free Trade Association
EIB in the Mediterranean partner countries*
Maximizing synergies
Financing & advisory services
Private equity
Advisory services
FEMIP Support Package
How to apply
Trust fund
Technical advisory
Risk capital operations
CAMENA climate action envelope
Organisation and staff
The EIB in the Eastern neighbourhood countries
Cooperation with other institutions and organisations
Financing facilities
DCFTA Initiative
Trust fund
Examples of EPTATF Operations
Institutional framework
Central Asia
Institutional framework
Cooperation with other institutions and organisations
Financing facilities
Technical assistance and grants
The EIB in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific
Madagascar and the EIB
Kenya and the EIB
Our focus in the ACP region
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Investment Facility
Boost Africa
Our partners
Senegal and the EIB
Malawi and the EIB
Tanzania and the EIB
Mali and the EIB
Asia and Latin America
United Kingdom and the EIB
Agriculture sector
Digital Economy sector
Education and training sector
Energy sector
Modernisation Fund
Forestry sector
Health and life science sector
Regional development & cohesion
Transport sector
Trans-European Networks
Transport sector
Trans-European Networks
Urban Development sector
Global Climate City Challenge
Water and wastewater management sector
Projects to be financed
Recently approved projects
Projects to be financed - Breakdown by region
Projects to be financed - Breakdown by sector
Explanatory notes
Financed projects
Projects to be financed - Breakdown by sector
Financed projects - Breakdown by region
EFSI project list
Project cycle
Applying for a loan
Operations evaluation
Operations Evaluation – Process and methodology


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The EIB finances projects in most sectors. Eligible projects contribute to EU economic policy objectives:

  • Promotion of economic and social cohesion (development of poorer regions) in the EU
  • Improvement of EU transport and telecommunications infrastructure (rail, air, road connections and bridges)
  • Secure energy supplies - production, transfer and distribution, more efficient energy use, alternative energy supplies
  • Development of a competitive, innovative and knowledge-based European economy (i2i)
  • Investment in human capital (schools, universities, laboratories, research centres, hospitals etc.)
  • Natural and urban environment schemes (water, waste, cleaner air, urban transport etc.)
  • Development of small and medium sized enterprises
  • Industrial projects improving EU competitiveness
  • Projects that support EU's external co-operation and development policies

The EIB does not provide grants or venture capital. European Union grants are managed by the European Commission. The European Investment Fund (EIF) provides venture capital.