The EIB has worked with Belgium since 1962: from the first projects that brought safe tap water and more renewable energy to Belgian homes, to recent sustainable urban development ones including the Antwerp port expansion, one of the biggest in the world.
Through the "Smart Cities & Sustainable Development" financing programme of Belfius, our local partner, we were able to help municipalities implement their projects: a nursing home for elderly people in Landen, an administrative building in Fosses-la-Ville's old castle, a green energy plant in Harelbeke, to name a few.
The EIB has provided Belgium with over EUR 24.9 billion affordable and long-term financing for 263 projects, creating jobs opportunities and boosting growth.
At a glance
The EIB provides finance and expertise
for sound and sustainable investment projects in Belgium.
The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
EFSI is the central pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe. It helps overcome the investment gap, boost jobs and GDP and improve the lives of people across Europe, including Belgium. It finances strategic investments in key areas such as infrastructure, research and innovation, education, renewable energy and energy efficiency as well as providing risk finance to SMEs. All corporate projects signed in Belgium since 2015 benefited from an EFSI guarantee. These projects cover various sectors, from the circular economy and energy to industry and health care.