With the adoption of the proposal for the Invest EU Programme on 6 June 2018, the European Commission reinforced its commitment to the use of financial instruments. Invest EU 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 InvestEUFund 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 InvestEUAdvisory Hub will provide technical support and assistance to help with the preparation, development, structuring and implementation of projects, including capacity building.
- The InvestEUPortal 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 InvestmentFund, in order to ensure that the beneficiaries receive the best possible support with easiest access.The objective of this day will be to: