The InvestEU programme provides the European Union with crucial long-term funding by leveraging private and public funds in support of Europe’s sustainable recovery. It helps to mobilize private investments for the EU's top policy priorities, such as the green, and digital transition, innovation and social investments and skills.
It also supports the REPowerEU plan – the Commission’s response to the global energy market disruption caused by Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine.
The InvestEU programme brings together the multitude of earlier EU financial instruments, making access to finance and investments in European companies and projects simpler, more efficient and more flexible.
The InvestEU programme consists of three components: the InvestEU Fund, the InvestEU Advisory Hub and the InvestEU Portal.
The InvestEU Fund is implemented through financial partners that will invest in projects, benefitting from the protection of EU budget guarantee. The €26.2 billion EU budget guarantee backs the investments of financial partners (the “implementing partners”), increasing their risk-bearing capacity and thus allowing to mobilise at least €372 billion in additional investment.
What are its benefits
Supporting the EU’s top policy priorities
Economic recovery, green growth, employment and social well-being across Europe are EU’s top priorities. InvestEU programme supports investments that deliver real benefits and make a difference at the local level.
Simplified and streamlined investment support
Just one set of rules and procedures and one point of contact for advice. InvestEU makes access to EU finance simpler and more effective.
Crowding in of other investors
By using EU budget guarantee to crowd in other investors – private or public - the InvestEU Fund gives an added boost to investment in the EU.
Making EU funds go further
The EU budget guarantee can help public funds go further. InvestEU is expected to mobilise at least €372 billion in additional investment between 2021-27.
Improving the investment environment in Europe
InvestEU is a part of the European Commission’s economic policy measures supporting investment, structural reforms and fiscal responsibility, as well as the EU crisis response package, to ensure Europe remains an attractive place for businesses to settle and thrive.
What does the Programme consist of?
The InvestEU Fund aims to mobilise more than €372 billion of public and private investment through an EU budget guarantee of €26.2 billion that backs the investment of implementing partners such as the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group and other financial institutions.
The InvestEU Advisory Hub provides advisory support and technical assistance including capacity building to project developers and entities – private and public - helping with the preparation, development, structuring and implementation of investment projects.
The InvestEU Portal brings together investors and project promoters on a single EU-wide platform, by providing an easily-accessible and user-friendly database of investment opportunities available within the EU and matchmaking and networking opportunities between projects and companies and their potential investors.
NextGenerationEU and the Recovery and Resilience Facility
InvestEU is part of the NextGenerationEU and the multiannual EU budget which had been designed with the overarching objective of repairing the immediate economic and social damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The investment focus in the EU is towards greener, more digital, more resilient, and better fit economy for the current and forthcoming challenges.
The Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) is the key instrument at the heart of Next Generation. It makes available €723 billion in loans and grants to support reforms and investments undertaken by Member States.
Policy priorities of the RRF and the InvestEU Programme are aligned, therefore both programmes offer complementary support possibilities. Member States can invest part of their RRF funds through the Member State Compartment of InvestEU into dedicated financial products offered by one or several of InvestEU implementing partners.