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)

We provide targeted financial solutions to assist EU and Accession countries to develop their risk capital markets and to foster the regional SMEs lending sector. We aim to identify and address market failures and are committed to providing support to SMEs in less developed regions across the EU. Striving to respond to the particular needs of specific regions in Europe, the EIF is involved in a number of initiatives to promote regional business development and to use its expertise and experience to create market impact through local implementation of financial instruments.

EIF has been promoting regional development and EU cohesion policy through:

Going forward, EIF intends to expand its regional development activity capitalising on the experience acquired through its involvement in the management of financial engineered instruments co-financed by Structural Funds and fund-of-funds managers and through strategic partnerships established during the programming period 2007-2013. EIF will also intensify partnerships with national promotional institutions to collectively develop and deliver effective financing solutions for European SMEs.

Currently, under the programming period 2014-2020, EIF is managing the SME initiative blending European Structural & Financial Instruments (ESIF) resources and the centralised EU guarantee budget to support lending to SMEs. 


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