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European Fund for Strategic Investments

Since the global economic and financial crisis, Europe has been suffering from low levels of investment. The Investment Plan for Europe aims to revive investment in strategic projects around Europe to ensure that money reaches the real economy.

The Investment Plan will be driven by the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) to help speed up economic recovery and boost investment and growth in Europe.

The Investment Plan has the potential to add €330 to €410 billion to the EU's GDP and create 1 to 1.3 million new jobs in the coming years.

It can contribute greatly to the modernisation of the European industry, but its success depends on the industrial participation. The European Commission encourages European companies to make the best use of those resources and identify barriers for investment.

In the spotlight: Industry workshops

To raise the awareness in the industry about the potential benefits and financing opportunities related to the Investment Plan, the European Commission is organising dedicated workshops for different sectors.

The Investment Plan consists of 3 pillars:

1. Mobilising finance

  • The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI): EFSI aims to overcome current market failures by addressing market gaps and mobilising private investment. It will support strategic investments in key areas such as infrastructure, education, research and innovation, as well as risk finance for small businesses. EFSI supports both individual projects and Investment Platformspdf

2. Supporting investment in the real economy

  • European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH): EIAH is Europe's gateway to investment support for European companies and investors. It shares good practices, lessons learnt and real-life case studies on project finance and project management.
  • European Investment Project Portal: This transparent portal of viable projects aims at increasing the visibility of candidate projects, and attracting private investors by providing reliable information that will help them to identify new investment opportunities.

3. Creating an investment-friendly environment

The investment environment within the EU should be improved by removing barriers to investment, reinforcing the internal market, and enhancing regulatory predictability.

To this end, coordinated efforts are necessary to identify and remove obstacles at EU, national and regional level.

More information

The European Investment Plan

The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)

EFSI and the European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) complementaritiespdf Choose translations of the previous link  - a guide to managing authorities on how to combine the two funds for optimal investment (Summary, bgcsdadeelenesetfifrhrhuitltlvmtnlplptroskslsvpdf)

The European Investment Bank (EIB)

Contact

For more information contact GROW-F1@ec.europa.eu