European Investment Fund

European Investment Fund
European Investment Fund logo new.svg
TypeInternational financial institution
Location
  • Luxembourg
OwnerEU member states
Websitewww.eif.org
This article is part of a series on
Flag of Europe.svg
  •  Austria
  •  Belgium
  •  Bulgaria
  •  Croatia
  •  Cyprus
  •  Czech Republic
  •  Denmark
  •  Estonia
  •  Finland
  •  France
  •  Germany
  •  Greece
  •  Hungary
  •  Ireland
  •  Italy
  •  Latvia
  •  Lithuania
  •  Luxembourg
  •  Malta
  •  Netherlands
  •  Poland
  •  Portugal
  •  Romania
  •  Slovakia
  •  Slovenia
  •  Spain
  •  Sweden




  • Treaty of Paris (1951)
  • Treaty of Rome (1957)
  • Euratom Treaty (1957)
  • Merger Treaty (1965)
  • Single European Act (1986)
  • Maastricht Treaty (1992)
  • Treaty of Amsterdam (1997)
  • Treaty of Nice (2001)
  • Treaty of Lisbon (2007)


Treaties of accession
1972, 1979, 1985, 1994, 2003, 2005, 2011

Treaties of succession
1984, 2020

Other treaties
  • Schengen Agreement (1985)
  • European Economic Area Agreement (1992)

Abandoned treaties and agreements
Executive institutions
European Council

European Commission

Council of the EU
 Czech Republic
(July–December 2022)

Configurations


European Parliament
(Members)

Judicial institutions
Economic and monetary institutions
European Central Bank
Other bodies
European Investment Bank Group
  • Investment Bank
  • Investment Fund
  • EIB Institute

European Stability Mechanism
  • European Stability Mechanism

European University Institute
  • European University Institute

Unified Patent Court
  • Unified Patent Court


Other independent bodies


Inter-institutional bodies
Euratom members
  •  Austria
  •  Belgium
  •  Bulgaria
  •  Croatia
  •  Cyprus
  •  Czech Republic
  •  Denmark
  •  Estonia
  •  Finland
  •  France
  •  Germany
  •  Greece
  •  Hungary
  •  Ireland
  •  Italy
  •  Latvia
  •  Lithuania
  •  Luxembourg
  •  Malta
  •  Netherlands
  •  Poland
  •  Portugal
  •  Romania
  •  Slovakia
  •  Slovenia
  •  Spain
  •  Sweden

Associated states
  •  Switzerland
  •  United Kingdom

Euratom since 1 January 2021
Eurozone members
  • Austria Austria
  • Belgium Belgium
  • Cyprus Cyprus
  • Estonia Estonia
  • Finland Finland
  • France France
  • Germany Germany
  • Greece Greece
  • Republic of Ireland Ireland
  • Italy Italy
  • Latvia Latvia
  • Lithuania Lithuania
  • Luxembourg Luxembourg
  • Malta Malta
  • Netherlands Netherlands
  • Portugal Portugal
  • Slovakia Slovakia
  • Slovenia Slovenia
  • Spain Spain



Eurogroup



  • Bulgaria Bulgarian lev
  • Croatia Croatian kuna
  • Czech Republic Czech koruna
  • Denmark Danish krone
  • Hungary Hungarian forint
  • Poland Polish złoty
  • Romania Romanian leu
  • Sweden Swedish krona


Non Euro countries relationship to Euro
Eurozone since 2015
Schengen Area
  •  Austria
  •  Belgium
  •  Czech Republic
  •  Denmark
  •  Estonia
  •  Finland
  •  France
  •  Germany
  •  Greece
  •  Hungary
  •  Italy
  •  Latvia
  •  Lithuania
  •  Luxembourg
  •  Malta
  •  Netherlands
  •  Poland
  •  Portugal
  •  Slovakia
  •  Slovenia
  •  Spain
  •  Sweden

Non-EU members
  •  Iceland
  •  Liechtenstein
  •  Norway
  •  Switzerland


Non-Schengen Area states
  •  Bulgaria
  •  Croatia
  •  Cyprus
  •  Ireland
  •  Romania
Schengen Area since 2015
European Economic Area
EEA members
  • Austria Austria
  • Belgium Belgium
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria
  • Cyprus Cyprus
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
  • Denmark Denmark
  • Estonia Estonia
  • Finland Finland
  • France France
  • Germany Germany
  • Greece Greece
  • Hungary Hungary
  • Republic of Ireland Ireland
  • Italy Italy
  • Latvia Latvia
  • Lithuania Lithuania
  • Luxembourg Luxembourg
  • Malta Malta
  • Netherlands Netherlands
  • Poland Poland
  • Portugal Portugal
  • Romania Romania
  • Slovakia Slovakia
  • Slovenia Slovenia
  • Spain Spain
  • Sweden Sweden

Non-EU members
  •  Iceland
  •  Liechtenstein
  •  Norway

Topics
European Economic Area
  • 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994
    1999, 2004, 2009, 2014
  • 2019 (last election)
  • European political parties
  • Constituencies

Elections in EU member states
  • Austria Austria
  • Belgium Belgium
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria
  • Croatia Croatia
  • Cyprus Cyprus
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
  • Denmark Denmark
  • Estonia Estonia
  • Finland Finland
  • France France
  • Germany Germany
  • Greece Greece
  • Hungary Hungary
  • Republic of Ireland Ireland
  • Italy Italy
  • Latvia Latvia
  • Lithuania Lithuania
  • Luxembourg Luxembourg
  • Malta Malta
  • Netherlands Netherlands
  • Poland Poland
  • Portugal Portugal
  • Romania Romania
  • Slovakia Slovakia
  • Slovenia Slovenia
  • Spain Spain
  • Sweden Sweden

Law
Policies and issues
  • Josep Borrell


Foreign relations of EU member states



  • G7
  • G20
Defunct bodies
flag European Union portal
  • v
  • t
  • e

The European Investment Fund (EIF), established in 1994, is a financial institution for the provision of finance to SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), headquartered in Luxembourg. It is part of the European Investment Bank Group.

It does not lend money to SMEs directly; rather it provides finance through private banks and funds. Its main operations are in the areas of venture capital and guaranteeing loans. Its shareholders are: the European Investment Bank (62%); the European Union, represented by the European Commission (29%); and 30 privately owned EU financial institutions (9%).[1]

The European Investment Bank Group is able to assist the development of a broader creative, green ecosystem through the European Investment Fund: venture capital funds, technical transfer, business perspectives, and private-sector equity (infrastructure funds) in general.[2][3]

Since 2015, the EaSI Guarantee Instrument (EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation), managed by the European Investment Fund, has provided over €280 million in guarantees across Europe and is expected to provide over €3 billion in financing to micro-enterprises and social enterprises. In the coming years, the EIF intends to continue providing assistance to these types of final beneficiaries in areas heavily impacted by the transition to a low-carbon economy.[4]

See also

Sources

  1. ^ "EIF - Shareholders".
  2. ^ Bank, European Investment (14 December 2020). The EIB Group Climate Bank Roadmap 2021-2025. European Investment Bank. ISBN 978-92-861-4908-5.
  3. ^ "OTB Ventures launches new $60m fund to back European businesses at the next stage of growth". www.eif.org. Retrieved 12 October 2021.
  4. ^ "EaSI Guarantee Instrument". www.eif.org. Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  • v
  • t
  • e
European Union articles
History
Timeline
Predecessors
Past enlargements
Geography
Bodies
Institutions of the EU
International
organisations
  • European Central Bank
Other institutions
Other EU bodies
being
international
organizations
EIB Group
  • European Investment Bank
  • European Investment Fund
  • EIB Institute
Other
Corporate
and decentralised bodies
Other bodies
Politics
Concepts
  • Eurosphere
  • Intergovernmentalism
  • Multi-speed
  • Neofunctionalism
  • Optimum currency area
  • Supranational union
  • Euroscepticism
  • Euromyths
  • Federalisation
  • Pro-Europeanism
  • Democratic legitimacy
Policies
Politics
Law
Foreign
relations
Economy
Culture
Lists
  • Category
  • Portal
  • v
  • t
  • e
Agencies, decentralised independent bodies,
corporate bodies and joint undertakings
of the European Union and the Euratom
Decentralised
agencies
of the EU
Single market
CSDP
AFSJ
ESFS
BU (SRM)
  • Resolution
Executive
agencies
of the EU
Euratom
agencies
  • Euratom Supply
Decentralised
independent
bodies
of the EU
Other EU-law
corporate bodies
of the EU
Joint
undertakings
of:
the EU
  • Bio-based Industries
  • Clean Sky
  • Key Digital Technologies
  • Fuel Cells and Hydrogen
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Innovative Medicines Initiative
  • Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research
  • Shift-2-Rail
the Euratom
  • Fusion for Energy
  • Joint European Torus
Former
  • v
  • t
  • e
European Union European organisational forms
Juridical
persons
of the EU
Primary
international law
juridical persons
of the EU
(may enter treaties)
  • European Union
  • Euratom
  • European Central Bank
  • European Investment Bank Group entities
    • European Investment Bank
    • European Investment Fund
    • EIB Institute
  • European Stability Mechanism
  • European University Institute
  • Unified Patent Court
EU secondary law
juridical persons
of the EU
  • Agencies, decentralised independent bodies,
    corporate bodies and joint undertakings
Other
existing
pan-EU
organisational
forms
Juridical
persons
(corporations
and foundations)
registered
at EU level
registered
at EU level
through
a mixed procedure
(member-state/EU)
  • European political party (Europarty)
  • European political foundation (Eurofoundation)
registered
at member-state
level
Other
partnerships
registered
at member-state
level
Proposed
pan-EU
organisational
forms
  • Societas privata Europaea (SPE)
  • Societas unius personae (SUP)
  • Fundatio Europaea (FE)
  • European mutual society (ME)
  • European Association
  • European Union portal
  • Law portal
  • v
  • t
  • e
Founding treaties
Consolidated versions
Amendments
General
In force
Unratified
Changes in membership
Accession
  • 1972
  • 1979
  • 1985
  • 1994
  • 2003
  • 2005
  • 2011
Secession
  • Greenland (1984)
  • United Kingdom (“Brexit” 2020)
Unratified
Expired or terminated
  • Brussels (Western Union, 1948)
  • Modified Brussels (Western European Union, 1954)
  • Paris (European Coal and Steel Community, 1951)
European Union treaty cover.svg
Related political documents
European Union Portal
  • v
  • t
  • e
European Union Funding programmes of the European Union
EU funding oversight and accountability institutions
Funding oversight
and accountability institutions
Cohesion Policy ESIFs
Common Agricultural Policy ESIF
Common Fisheries Policy ESIF
European Green Deal funds
  • Just Transition Fund
  • Innovation Fund
  • Modernisation Fund
Common Security and Defence Policy fund
  • European Defence Fund
Enlargement Policy fund
Neighbourhood Policy and Global Strategy fund
  • Global Europe
Migration & home affairs funds
Justice & fundamental rights funds
  • Justice, Rights and Values Fund
Banking union funds
Single Resolution Mechanism funds
  • Single Resolution Fund
European Fiscal Compact funds
  • European Stability Mechanism
Next Generation EU
and other European Union funds
Next Generation EU
and other EU funds
Authority control Edit this at Wikidata
General
  • ISNI
    • 1
  • VIAF
    • 1
  • WorldCat
National libraries
  • Germany
  • United States
  • Czech Republic
Other
  • SUDOC (France)
    • 1


Stub icon

This article about the European Union is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

  • v
  • t
  • e