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Launch of the InvestEU Programme: Opportunities start here


The promotion of recovery, green growth, employment and well-being across Europe is one of the EU’s top priorities, supporting investment that delivers real benefits and makes a difference at the local level.

InvestEU will provide the EU with crucial long-term funding, crowding in private investment in support of a sustainable recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and helping build a greener, more digital and more resilient European economy.

The InvestEU programme builds on the successful model of the Investment Plan for Europe and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), which mobilised more than €500 billion. With the aim of triggering a new wave – more than €370 billion - in additional investment using an EU budget guarantee, the InvestEU programme aims to give an additional boost to investment, innovation and job creation in Europe over the period 2021-27.

The InvestEU programme is supported by a dedicated website which will serve as a one-stop shop, a unique entry point for InvestEU stakeholders and citizens to access information on the programme.


The InvestEU programme in a nutshell: the Fund, the Advisory Hub, the Portal

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The role of the implementing partners

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Launch of the InvestEU Programme: Opportunities start here


  • 18 March: 15.30 - 15.35 (Europe/Brussels)

    Opening by Elena Flores, Deputy Director General, Investment and International, DG ECFIN

  • 18 March: 15.35 - 15.55

    Keynote address by Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni


  • 18 March: 15.55 - 16.55

    The InvestEU programme in a nutshell: the Fund, the Advisory Hub, the Portal

    Giorgio Chiarion Casoni, Acting Director, InvestEU and financial institutions, DG ECFIN

    Alina Tanasa, Head of Unit, Investment programmes management, DG ECFIN

    Kristine Kozlova, Deputy Head of Unit, InvestEU governance and advisory, DG ECFIN


  • 18 March: 16.55 - 17.35

    The role of the implementing partners

    European Investment Bank (EIB): Jean Christophe Laloux, Director General, Head of Lending Operations

    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD): Charlotte Ruhe, Managing Director, Central and South Eastern Europe

    European Long-Term Investors Association (ELTI): Krzysztof Senger, Managing Director, International Cooperation & Business Development of Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK)


  • 18 March: 17.35 - 17.40

    Closing by Markus Schulte, Principal adviser for MFF, InvestEU, and the relations with EIB and IFIs, DG ECFIN

Practical information

18 March 2021, 15.30 - 17.40 (CET)