First published on
18 July 2017 (last update on: 28 September 2018)

The Investment Plan for Europe is a collective and coordinated effort at European level to encourage investment in the real economy in order to:

  • boost job creation and economic growth;
  • meet the long-term needs of the economy and increase competitiveness;
  • help strengthen Europe’s productive capacity and infrastructure.

An important overarching aim of the Investment Plan is to improve the investment environment, both at the European level and at the level of individual Member States. Work is underway to address barriers with an EU and Single Market dimension, as well as regulatory and non-regulatory investment challenges at national level.

The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is at the heart of the Investment Plan, backing up innovative projects that may need risk-coverage. A joint initiative of the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB), EFSI helps to attract private investment.


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