The Investment Plan for Europe aims to strengthen competitiveness and promote investment in the EU, contributing to job creation and sustainable growth.
European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
The backbone of the Investment Plan is the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), a partnership of the Commission and the EIB Group, providing a financial guarantee to the value of €315 billion for investments over a three year period, with an extension up to €500 billion until 2020.
In the EFSI Regulation, new health solutions, medicines, and social infrastructure are considered priority areas for investment. .By investing in these areas, Europe's health sector is contributing to the Plan's effort towards growth, employment and competitiveness.
Roll-out of the Investment Plan
Proposals for investment in the health sector should be addressed to the EIB. Applications are assessed jointly by the EIB and EFSI Investment Committee.
Other pillars of the Investment Plan are regulatory measures to reduce investment barriers and targeted initiatives to facilitate investment:
- European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH) - A joint initiative of the European Commission and the European Investment Bank, the EIAH supports investors and promoters in project development, capacity building, and financial advice.
- European Investment Project Portal (EIPP) - The EIPP is a new portal enabling EU-based public and private promoters to showcase their investment project and reach potential investors worldwide.