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  2. 2. EU INVESTMENT PLAN • Since 2007. the level of investment in EU has dropped of by about 15% (Italy 25%, Portugal 36%, Spain 38%, Ireland 39%, Greece 64%)1* • The EU Investment plan consists of three stands: - mobilizing finance for investment without creating new public debt 2* - making finance reach the real economy 3* - improved investment environment 4* • The stakeholders: MS, NPBs, regional authorities, private investors
  3. 3. EUROPEAN FUND FOR STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS EFSI • In July 2015. entered into force The Regulation (EU) 2015/1017 of the EP and of the Council on the EFSI, the EIAH and the EIPP and amending Regulations (EU) No 1291/2013 and (EU) No 1316/2013 • The role of the EFSI: to ensure enhanced risk-bearing capacity and mobilize extra investments, essencially from private sources, but also from public sources in specific sectors and areas • The EFSI supports long term investment projects and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and mid cap companies 1*
  4. 4. EFSI financing • Who can apply for EFSI financing? - Entities of all sizes, including utilities, special purpose vehicles or project companies, small and medium sized enterprises (with up to 250 employees) and midcaps (with up to 3000 employees); - Public sector entities; - NPBs or other banks to deliver intermediated lending; - Funds and any other form of collective investment vehicles; - Bespoke investment platforms 1*,2*,3*,4*
  5. 5. EUROPEAN INVESTMENT ADVISORY HUB • The EIAH is one of the windows of the Investment Plan for Europe, aims to: - enhance the environment for investment by addressing the main financial and non-financial obstacles; - strengthen support for project development and preparation across the Union; • The Hub: - builds on the expertise of the EC, the EIB Group, NPI and MS Managing Authorities; - supports projects which may be eligible for financing by the EIB (either under EFSI or otherwise) but the Hub isn’t limited to EIB financed projects.
  6. 6. EIAH • The EIAH consists of three complementary components: - A single point of entry in a wide range of advisory and technical initiatives for public and private beneficiaries, provided by high-level experts; - A cooperation platform to leverage, exchange and disseminate expertise among the EIAH partner institutions and beyond; - An investment to assess and address a new needs by reinforcing or extending existing advisory services or creating a new areas as demand arises 1*2*
  7. 7. EIAH • Advisory programmes which can be acccessed via the Hub: 1. JASPERS (Joint Assisstance to Support Projects in European Regions) provides MS with support to prepare projects to be co-financed by EU structural Funds; 1* 2. ELENA (European Local Energy Assistance) programme provides investment preparation support related to energy efficiency and renewable energy across the 28 EU MS with the aim of generating bankable investments that can attract financing from commercial banks or other financial institutions (including the EIB);
  8. 8. EIAH 3. EPEC (European PPP Expertise Centre); - the EIB hosts a network-based Expertise Centre dedicated to Public Private Partnerships (PPPs); - EPEC’s work support and strengthens the public sector’s ability to deliver better PPP’s; - it does this through a mix of network activities, policy advice and upstream project development support; - in delivering its work the EPEC team collaborates closely with its network of MS, EIB services and the EC; - EPEC contributes across a wide range of PPP issues such as disseminating newmarket developments in PPP’s providing advice around the effective use of EU funds through blending grants with PPP’s and improving institutional arrangements to deliver PPP’s.1+
  9. 9. EIAH Access to finance • The advisory programmes accessible via the Hub support public authorities, project promoters and private companies to improve the overall conditions for financing. This is done in a two ways: - Support to investment projects (particulary in the innovation space) providing assistance to companies for their fund- raising activities which can enhance access to different funding opportunities; - Assistance to procuring authorities in developing infrastructure programmes to attract private sector participation and funding through a wide range of PPPs, developed in line with national priorities
  10. 10. EIAH Access to finance • Research&Innovation (R&I); InnovFin Advisory - Many R&I projects face difficulties in securing finance, despite being fundamentally good projects; InnovFin Advisory: - support helps these projects and companies make them the most out of their potential; - guides its clients on how to structure their R&I projects in order to improve their access to finance; 1* - provides advice to improve investment conditions through activities which are not project-specific; 2* InnovFin Advisory was set up as a joint EIB-EC initiative under Horizon 2020. – assist eligible public and private counterparts to improve the bankability and investment-readiness of large, complex, innovative projects that need substantial long-term investments
  11. 11. EIAH Access to finance • As a part of InnovFin programme under Horizon 2020, InnovFin Advisory provides financial advice through two of activities: - Project advice delivered via InnovFin Advisory helps the management of private or public companies and Joint Ventures to raise funds to finance investments in R&I activities; - Horizontal activities to improve the overall framework conditions for innovation projects, assessing the suitability of the current financial tools and proposing new ones.
  12. 12. EUROPEAN INVESTMENT PROJECT PORTAL (EIPP) • EIPP is a brand new web portal; the meeting place for project promoters (public or private) and investors; • Priorities of this Portal as a part of Investment Plan for Europe initiative are: - to create more jobs accross the EU; - to promote econimic growth; - to mobilise investment • If you are project promoter based in the EU and want to reach potential investors wordwide you can register your project to EIPP via its Project Form and boost its visibility to a large network of international investors 1*,2*,3*
  13. 13. EIPP • Registration at this Portal doesn’t mean that someone will invest in your project; EIPP is facilitator 1* • Submission to the EIPP will not be treated as application for financing under the EFSI or other EU/EIB instruments 2* • If you are an investor looking for investment opportunities in areas such as transport, renewable ebergy, healthcare, energy efficiency, financing SMEs or broad band infrastructure; the EIPP will offer you a broad of viable projects
  14. 14. EIPP • Project eligibility: - Have a total cost of at least 10 million €; - Fall under one of the pre-determined high-economic- value-added sectors (a coice of up two sectors per project is available to the promoters) - Be expected to start within three years of submission; - Be promoted by a public or private legal entitiy established in an EU country; - Be compatible with all applicable EU and national laws 1*
  15. 15. EIPP • Sectors covered: 1. Knowledge and digital economy (research, development, innovation, ICT infrastructure, including broadband, other digital, including content and service) 2. Energy Union (renewable energy production, energy efficinecy, conventional energy production, electricity infrastructure) 3. Transport (trans-european network, urban mobility projects...etc.) 4. Social structure and other (human capital, education and training, health, cultural and creative industries, tourism...etc.) 5. Resources and environmental (natural resources, agricultural and rural development, forestry and bio-economy, climate change...etc) 6. Financing SMEs and Mid-caps
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