The EIB has worked with Italy since 1959. We financed high-speed rail links, schools and universities and various urban renewal projects. We made financing available to thousands of small businesses, which are the backbone of the economy. We also invested in medical research for people with diseases of the central nervous system and supported a network of charging stations for electric cars.
At a glance
The EIB provides finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects in Italy.
Last year’s EIB Group activity in Italy by priority
(In € million, last updated at previous year end)
EIB activity in Italy by sector since start of operations
Mountain water boosts Italian business
Water is becoming scarce even in places where it used to be plentiful, like northern Italy. That’s a problem for businesses, because most companies would fail without a secure supply of water. In the Val di Susa, high above Turin, a hydroelectric dam is converted to a reservoir in a project that brings vital water to nearby towns and businesses. Hear from the engineers who helped finance it and who now operate it. And from the brewer who makes great beer with the water they pipe to him.