The EIB supports projects that make life in urban areas more sustainable.
The Bank has also announced a new programme for 2022 and 2023, to help cities and regions in EU Member States address urgent investment needs and meet the challenges of welcoming and integrating war refugees from Ukraine.
Transport is essential in our everyday lives. Good transport brings people closer together and plays an important role in society. The EIB has been financing mobility since 1958. Today, we are doing all we can to make urban transport safe, affordable, green and efficient.
EU governments and businesses are working hard to find and deliver innovative solutions to make mobility more sustainable and greener.
Our impact in 2022
In 2022, the EIB provided €17.31 billion in support of sustainable cities and regions.
The EIB offers tailored products to promote social and affordable housing. The InvestEU programme enables the EIB to accept higher levels of risk, for example when lending to social and affordable housing companies with lower ratings.
The EIB supports better funding and advisory services under the EU Urban Agenda. It works with partners to foster new social housing in transition countries where social housing is limited and regulatory frameworks have not been established.
Besides financing, the EIB provides advice on social and affordable housing topics linked to investment in the sector – in particular through our URBIS (Urban Investment Support) instrument available via the European Investment Advisory Hub.
Social and affordable housing