With the adoption of the proposal for the InvestEU Programme on 6 June 2018, the European Commission reinforced its commitment to the use of financial instruments. InvestEU will bring together the multitude of EU financial instruments currently available to support investment in the EU, making it more efficient, simpler and more flexible. The Programme will consists of three components:
- The InvestEU Fund will support four policy areas: sustainable infrastructure; research, innovation and digitisation; SMEs; and social investment and skills, with the ability to react to market changes and evolving policy priorities.
- The InvestEU Advisory Hub will provide technical support and assistance to help with the preparation, development, structuring and implementation of projects, including capacity building.
- The InvestEU Portal will bring together investors and project promoters via a user-friendly database.
Moreover, in contrast to its predecessor – the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) – the InvestEU Fund and the InvestEU Advisory Hub will be open to implementing partners other than the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund, in order to ensure that the beneficiaries receive the best possible support with easiest access.
The objective of this day will be to: