The EIB is the European Union's bank. We work closely with other EU institutions and provide finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects which contribute to furthering EU policy objectives.
We support projects that make a significant contribution to growth and employment in Europe. As part of our counter-cyclical approach, our activities focus on four priority areas:
We raise the bulk of our lending resources on the international capital markets through bond issues. Our excellent rating allows us to borrow at advantageous rates. We thus are able to offer good terms to our clients.
All the projects we finance must not only be bankable but also comply with strict economic, technical, environmental and social standards. Our corps of 300 engineers and economists screens every project, before, during and after we lend. We work hard to be accountable to EU citizens.
As the Bank of the European Union, we are committed to EU objectives and values. We promote and value diversity and inclusion of qualified and experienced staff and believe that the blend of genders, ages, nationalities, skin colours, cultural and professional backgrounds and a wide range of experiences are essential to the success and development of the Bank and reflect Europe itself.