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The Kyiv Investment Forum took place on 28 November 2022 in Brussels. ELTI Chairman Laurent Zylberberg was amongst the panelists during the afternoon session on 'Investments in Recovery and the Development of Greater Kyiv', alongside Mykola Povoroznyk (First Deputy Head of Kyiv City State Administration), Jean-Erik de Zagon (Head of Ukraine Office at the European Investment Bank), Yevgeniya Piddubna (Corporate Affairs Director and Board of Directors Member of Farmak JSC and Head of Healthcare Committee at the Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs) as well as Katarina Mathernova (Deputy Director General of the DG for Neighbourhood and Enlargement of Negotiations at the European Commission), and moderated by Politico Europe reporter Paola Tamma.

ELTI GA 2022

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ELTI members held their 2022 General Assembly in Malta. This year saw the association re-electing its Management Board, who will steer the group for the next three years. The panel discussion focused on NPBIs' role during crises as well as the measures taken during the COVID-19 pandemic and the current war in Ukraine. The participants highly appreciated the possibility of discussions with their colleagues from NPBIs of more than 20 EU Member States. The keynote speech (on Malta’s economic success and the challenges ahead) was delivered by Ian Borg, Manager Economic Analysis Department at the Central Bank of Malta. President Laurent Zylberberg once again welcomed representatives from the European Commission and the European Investment Fund who participated intensively in the discussions.

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Watch full workshop: How to bring green energy to the local and regional level – the contribution of the EU and NPBIs

To meet the EU's climate targets by 2030, an additional annual public and private investment of EUR 260 billion is needed. National Promotional Banks and Institutions (NPBIs) already play a key role in tackling this investment gap by crafting long-term and tailor-made financing solutions locally. This online workshop, which took place on 13 October 2022, demonstrated the strong link of ELTI members with regional and local actors, as well as the capability to develop innovative financing solutions for energy efficiency and clean projects.

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ELTI-CDLF Municipal Finance Brochure

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In today’s world of continual changes and disruption, local authorities around the world have an increasingly important role to carry on relating with the provision of public services. In their agenda, they deal with great challenges as a result of their cities growing larger, thus straining basic infrastructure, coupled with the impact of natural disasters and other events linked to climate change. Meanwhile, the financial disruption brought about by the pandemic outburst and continuous ongoing geopolitical matters have also intensified these challenges.

Local authorities are confronted with profound economic challenges that circle the main issue in hand; notably the widening gap between the availability of financial resources and their growing needs.

Still, proper planning and financing systems are reasons for local governments to be optimistic as they offer opportunities for matching their needs with investment financing frameworks and tools.

In this workshop, we will share experiences and aim to identify successful financing mechanisms that allow municipalities to make strategic investments in their cities, support economic growth and social cohesion, and thus create confidence for better days ahead.

In the context of the French Presidency of the European Union, the following entrepreneurs having benefited from EU-supported products from Bpifrance

Aledia supported by Bpifrance’s Ecotech Fund & EIC Fund

ELTI GA 2021Great that we can meet in person again!

ELTI members held their 2021 General Assembly in Brussels this year. After more than 18 months of virtual meetings, the participants highly appreciated the possibility of discussions with their colleagues from NPBIs of more than 20 EU Member States. The economic situation during the COVID-19 crisis, the outlook for the EU recovery, the contribution of NPBIs to fight climate change as well as the implementation of InvestEU dominated the discussions. President Laurent Zylberberg also welcomed representatives from the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund who participated intensively in the discussions.



The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) would like to invite you to the webinar 'Have we learnt the lessons of the Covid-19 crisis? Investing in more and better social infrastructure for inclusive, resilient and sustainable societies' on Thursday, 30 September 2021 from 14:30 to 16:00 (CEST)

Growing social inequalities and chronic underinvestment in public infrastructure reinforce each other in increasing the vulnerability of societies and economies to unexpected shocks. Earlier this year, European leaders reaffirmed at the Porto Social Summit that the recovery must be sustainable, inclusive and fair, while infrastructure is currently a top priority of the G20.

Bridging critical social infrastructure gaps to ensure equitable access to high-quality and affordable essential services for all remains one of the most effective ways to promote social cohesion and integration. The session will take stock of the social infrastructure gap, with a special focus on Europe, make the case for the prioritisation and scaling up of financing in support of social sustainability objectives.

EPC Event

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The European Policy Centre (EPC) organised a conference about European investment in social and affordable housing. Commissioner Nicolas Schmit underlined the difficult situation in many EU Member States and for too many European citizens. Different EU financing instruments including ESIF, InvestEU and the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). ELTI Secretary General Helmut von Glasenapp presented experience of NPBIs to combine public and private investments. Based on the findings of the High-Level Task Force on Investing in Social Infrastructure in Europe and the final report shows the different approaches of the EU Member States when asking for the experience of NPBIs and the transfering of good solutions to other markets.

FEANTSA, the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless also recently published a report about the situation.

InvestEU Launch3

InvestEU was launched on Wednesday, 18 March 2021 by EU Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni in the presence of more than 850 participants. This underlines the great interest in InvestEU all over Europe. After the presentation of the new instrument by DG ECFIN the Implementing Partners EIB, EBRD and our Polish member BGK on behalf of National Promotional Banks and Institutions (NPBIs) took the floor. ELTI members will contribute with their experience and market know-how at local, regional and national level in order to trigger new investments all over Europe.

Let us continue to work together!

The 2020 ELTI General Assembly took place on Friday 4 December 2020 as a virtual meeting. President Laurent Zylberberg and Secretary General (SG), Helmut von Glasenapp expressed their disappointment in not being able to meet in person this year but looked forward to 2021 with the hope that we will be brought together again soon.

This year's General Assembly focused on the European commitment of NPBIs with three presentations and a panel discussion.


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