What we do
Equity products
Technology Transfer
European Angels Fund (EAF) - Co-investments with Business Angels
Venture capital
The Social Impact Accelerator (SIA)
Lower mid-market
Mezzanine Facility for Growth
Single EU Equity Financial Instrument
COSME - Equity Facility for Growth
InnovFin Equity
Private equity secondary market transactions
EIF-NPI Equity Platform
Debt products
AGRI Guarantee Facility
Credit enhancement
Cultural and Creative Sectors Guarantee Facility (CCS GF)
ENSI - Securitisation Initiative
Erasmus+ Master Loan Guarantee Facility
EREM debt products
Single EU Debt Financial Instrument
COSME - Loan Guarantee Facility
InnovFin SME Guarantee Facility
The SME Initiative
The SME Initiative Bulgaria
The SME Initiative Finland
The SME Initiative Italy
The SME Initiative Malta
The SME Initiative Romania
The SME Initiative Spain
EaSI Guarantee Financial Instrument
European Progress Microfinance Facility
Entrepreneurs supported through Progress Microfinance
European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
How does EIF contribute to EFSI
How to apply for EFSI financing
EFSI Equity instrument
Regional Development - Country and sector-specific initiatives
Baltic Innovation Fund (BIF)
Dutch Venture Initiative (DVI-II)
European Recovery Programme (ERP)
FOSTER TPE-PME Languedoc Roussillon Midi Pyrénées
Greater Anatolia Guarantee Facility (GAGF)
G43 - Anatolian Venture Capital Fund Project
LfA-EIF Facility
Luxembourg Future Fund (LFF)
Mezzanine 'Fund of Fund' for Germany (MDD)
Polish Growth Fund of Funds (PGFF)
Swedish Venture Initiative (SVI)
Turkish Growth and Innovation Fund (TGIF)
The EIB Group Risk Enhancement Mandate (EREM)
Western Balkans Enterprise Development & Innovation Facility II (WB EDIF II)

European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI): Boosting jobs and growth

EFSI is an initiative launched jointly by the EIB Group - European Investment Bank (EIB) and EIF -  the European Commission to help overcome the current investment gap in the EU by mobilising private financing for strategic investments. EFSI is one of the three pillars of the Investment Plan for Europe that aims to revive investment in strategic projects around Europe to ensure that money reaches the real economy.

EFSI should unlock additional investment of at least EUR 315bn
over a three year period.

EFSI is a EUR 16 billion guarantee from the EU budget, complemented by a EUR 5 billion allocation of the EIB’s own capital. EFSI has two components to support projects with wide sector eligibility:

  • the Infrastructure and Innovation Window, deployed through the EIB, and 
  • the SME Window, implemented through EIF. The financial instruments used for the purposes of the EFSI SME Window are mainly guarantees and equity investments.

EFSI has its own dedicated governance structure which has been set in place to ensure that investments made under EFSI remain focused on the specific objective of addressing the market failure in risk-taking which hinders investment in Europe. In doing so, EFSI is increasing the volume of higher risk projects supported by the EIB Group.

For information on how to apply for EFSI resources see How to apply for EFSI financing

Read more about EFSI

Press releases related to EIF's operations under EFSI

EFSI Governance

EIB's role in EFSI

EIF - EFSI Multiplier Methodology calculation and other EFSI documents


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