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Investing in the future of Europe: InvestEU and the role of National Promotional Institutions

Economic and monetary affairs

Place du Congrès 1, Brussels, Belgium

This in-person event is free and open to the public but registration is mandatory.

In-person event

Investing in the future of Europe: InvestEU and the role of National Promotional Institutions

CEPS/CDP Policy workshop



In 2018, at the time when the Commission was preparing the InvestEU Regulation, the EU yearly investment gap to achieve its policy objectives was estimated to more than €600 billion. The COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine have substantially widened this gap and emphasised the need to invest, more and faster, to make the EU better fit for current and forthcoming challenges.

The EU provided an unprecedented response to both shocks, with a stimulus package worth more than €2 trillion. To spur the recovery and foster a more resilient Europe by ensuring that each euro invested goes where it is most needed, a substantial share of the available budget is spent through Member State administrations and national implementing partners.

A case in point is the InvestEU Programme, which aims to trigger more than €370 billion public and private investment until 2027. Unlike the Investment Plan for Europe, a significant part of the InvestEU Programme is implemented through National Promotional Institutions, which hold in-depth knowledge of national and local investment ecosystems and needs. This important novelty aims at fostering sustained and inclusive growth across all territories of the EU.

One year after its implementation started, is the InvestEU Programme contributing to bridging the investment gap in Europe? What role has been played so far by National Promotional Institutions? Can they help direct EU financial resources where they are most needed? What is yet to be done to invest in the future of Europe?

This event will be followed by a networking cocktail.

Organised jointly with Cassa Depositi e Prestiti.

Cinzia Alcidi Cinzia Alcidi
Cinzia Alcidi

Director of Research

Speakers list
Elena Flores Gual

Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission

June Butler

Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland

Massimo d’Eufemia

Head of European Affairs, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Michel Casselman

General Manager, PMV