The European Investment Bank's task is to contribute, through the financing of investments, to the integration, balanced development and economic and social cohesion of the EU. The European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund form the EIB Group.
The European Investment Fund (EIF) is the EU’s specialist vehicle for private equity, guarantees and microfinance, primarily in support of SMEs, micro- and social enterprises. The EIF is part of the European Investment Bank Group and partly owned by the European Commission.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is an international financial institution designed to foster transition towards open market-oriented economies and to promote private and entrepreneurial development across 30 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and, since 2011, the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region.