EPRS Admin By / January 12, 2017

European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI)

European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI)

EFSI started with a basic investment of €21 billion – €16 billion from the EU budget and €5 billion from the European Investment Bank (EIB), with the European Commission expecting a multiplier effect of 1:15 to total €315 billion in of the first three years. EFSI aims to support investments and increase access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-cap companies. EFSI’s dual objective is reflected in its two ‘windows’: the Infrastructure and Innovation Window (IIW), implemented by the EIB and the SME Window (SMEW), implemented by the EIF.
EFSI mostly focuses on the following sectors:
• strategic infrastructure including digital, transport and energy;
• education, research, development and innovation;
• expansion of renewable energy and resource efficiency;
• support for smaller businesses and midcap companies.

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