The EIB has worked with Italy since 1959. We financed high-speed rail links, schools and universities and various urban renewal projects. We made financing available to thousands of small businesses, which are the backbone of the economy. We also invested in medical research for people with diseases of the central nervous system and supported a network of charging stations for electric cars.
At a glance
The EIB provides finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects in Italy.
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 Italy. 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.