We have devoted more than two-thirds of our lending in France to the fight against global warming and adapting to its effects. We also helped the public and private sectors to mitigate the impact of the health and energy crisis on the economy.
At a glance
The EIB provides finance and expertise
for sound and sustainable investment projects in France.
€ 174.27 bn
Last year’s EIB Group activity in France by priority
(In € million, last updated at previous year end)
EIB activity in France by sector since start of operations
EIB stories in France
Individual stories speak far louder than figures and charts. Discover how our work improves the quality of life in France and beyond.
Opportunity for reinvention
The first EIB Group Forum delivers a call for simple, fast investment in clean technology to overcome the crises facing the world
France and the EIB: our impact from 2018 to 2022
We have worked in France since 1959, focusing on climate action, innovation and small businesses. We have devoted more than two-thirds of our lending in France to the fight against global warming and adapting to its effects. We also helped the public and private sectors to mitigate the impact of the health and energy crisis on the economy.
A day in Europe
Buckle up and discover a normal day in Europe through different projects financed by the European Investment Bank. Will you recognise some of them? The journey begins now!
Beets to beat disease
A French firm is breeding plants that resist climate change and need less pesticide and fertilizer
Infrastructure Solutions: Tugging turbines out to sea
Port in southern France embarks on a huge expansion to support two floating wind farms in the Mediterranean
Infrastructure Solutions: A new focus for urban mobility
Urban mobility after COVID-19 will get a new direction. Our urban mobility expert maps out the healthy and sustainable post-pandemic cities where people and goods will move safely
France and the EIB: 2015-2020
We have worked with France since 1959. Between 2015 and 2020, we have supplied 2 900 132 households with green energy and provided sustainable transport for 317 921 539 passengers per year.
Infrastructure Solutions: The power of purchase agreements
Renewable energy power purchase agreements reduce energy market risks for both producers and buyers
A river runs through it
The first Dam Removal Europe Award highlights innovative, inspiring initiatives to remove obsolete barriers so rivers can flow free again. Here are the nominees—and the reasons why in Europe removing barriers on rivers is so important for the natural environment
Get EIB support in France
We improve the lives of citizens in the EU and beyond. We support small businesses, while enhancing climate action and innovation. We also focus on energy transition and urban sustainability. We create prosperity for all EU regions, so that they reach their full potential.
For smaller projects
(generally less than €25m)
For large projects
Get various types of advisory and technical assistance.
The EIB economic survey of investments in France
The EIB, with the help of dozens of academics, practitioners and policymakers, surveyed 12,500 firms and 500 big cities across Europe to find out what is driving or holding back investment.
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