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European Investment Bank (EIB)

Target group
SMEs, Large Enterprises, Government, Cities, Communities & NGOs, Knowledge Centers
Type of funding
Loans & Investments, Equity financing, Guarantees
Project type
Research, Innovation, Growth, Start, Infrastructure
Environment & Climate Action, Innovation, International Cooperation, Partnerships with Industry & MS, Research Infrastructures, SMEs, Manufacturing, Culture & Creativity
Info last updated 11 months ago


The biggest multilateral financial institution in the world and one of the largest providers of climate finance


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The European Investment Bank is the lending arm of the European Union. We are the biggest multilateral financial institution in the world and one of the largest providers of climate finance.


EIB at a glance

Discover the role of the EIB, its priorities and key dates and figures


Governance & structure

Find out more about our decision-making structure, processes, and associated controls


Corporate responsibility

Read about our commitment to sustainable development, the foundation of our business model


Transparency & access to information

Find out how we listen to citizens when they need information or have concerns about EIB projects, policy or activities


What we offer

We offer loans, guarantees, equity investments and advisory services



We lend to clients of all sizes to support sustainable growth and job creation. Our support is often central to attracting other investors.



We stimulate and catalyse private capital through investment in equity and funds.



We provide guarantees covering the risks of large and small projects. We also provide loan portfolios to make your projects more attractive to other investors.


Advisory services

We make technical and financial expertise available to our clients to develop and implement investment projects and programmes, and to improve institutional and regulatory frameworks.


Mandates and partnerships

Our mandates and partnerships allow us to better serve existing clients, find new partners, enter new markets and help more people across the world.


Our projects

From a breakthrough vaccine against COVID-19 to clean energy in Poland or safer drinking water in Lesotho, the European Investment Bank finances sustainable projects that have a positive impact on people and the planet.

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We operate both in the EU and around the world. About 90% of our funding goes to EU Member States to support continued development and integration. Our global financial operations help build a stable and open world economy.


Our sectors

We provide economic support to sectors that contribute significantly to growth, employment, regional cohesion and environmental sustainability in Europe and beyond.



We help finance large and small-scale investment projects that support EU policy objectives.


COVID-19 response

We work with partners to counter and alleviate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the European Guarantee Fund (EGF), we help businesses recover from the pandemic, hire employees and grow.

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