Juncker to launch investments
2015, the Juncker plan aims to relaunch the
industry in Europe. Its objective is to
mobilize 315 billion € of investments from
2015 to 2018 via the European Strategic
Investment Fund (ESIF) to offset the EU's
investment gap. The ESIF allows the European
Investment Bank (EIB) to invest in projects
with a risk profile that is higher than usual.
What projects are funded?
Infrastructure development, research and
development and innovation, investment in
education and training, health, information
and communication technologies, and the
development of the energy sector . To benefit
from it, it is possible to pass by
On June 1, 2016, the Juncker program launched
the European Investment Projects Portal
(EIPP). It is an online platform that connects
project promoters and European investors,
whether they come from the EU or elsewhere.
The portal aims to increase the visibility of
projects open to investments throughout
Pour l’economie sociale
Are you involved in fair trade
or the renewable energy sector? The program
for employment and social innovation (EaSI)
launched in 2015 includes improving access to
finance for social enterprises. Under this
program, social entrepreneurs can benefit from
loans at a reduced interest rate, without
providing guarantees. The objectives are to
strengthen the capacity of microfinance
institutions and to support the development of
social enterprises, in particular by
facilitating their access to finance. EASI is
managed directly by the European Commission.
H2020 to support
As part of the Horizon
2020 initiative, the new European research
program for 2014-2020 launched three years ago a
new generation of
financial instruments and advisory services that should facilitate the
access to credit for innovative enterprises. "InnovFin
- European Financial Support for Innovators"
products operate in several forms, depending
on the type of project and the target of
enterprises, and can provide financial support
to SMEs and mid-sized enterprises. This
component is based on guarantees and
counter-guarantees covering borrowings from
25,000 to 7.5 million euros and facilitating
access to financing for innovative SMEs.
Implementation is carried out by financial
intermediaries (Adie, Bpifrance, etc.) who
will thus benefit from EIF guarantees or
counter-guarantees covering part of their
potential financial losses.
includes the SME Instrument. The latter is
intended for all types of innovative SMEs with
a strong ambition to develop, grow and
internationalize. The SME instrument may give
an initial grant up to 50 000 €.