The European Investment Advisory Hub’s main goal is to give promoters a comprehensive and bespoke advisory package. This service is provided in various ways, including information and guidance via our website, tailored assistance to develop and implement investment projects and platforms, and light advisory support when projects just need a little extra push to get up and running. Additionally, we build clients’ and partners’ knowledge by hosting events, workshops, training and coaching across a breadth of topics.
Accessible to anyone, anytime, anywhere
Throughout the European Investment Advisory Hub’s mandate, the website has guided promoters in the right direction, encouraging potential clients to explore the breath of advisory alternatives and funding programmes available across the European Union. In 2021, we had more than 40 000 visits to our website. Our online feedback form showed that 75% of respondents were satisfied with the information they found. This is a clear indication that we have met their specific needs.
Light strategic advisory support
We concentrate our efforts on large assignments, but in some cases clients require only a couple of days of advice to get their projects on the right track. We call this light strategic advice. The European Investment Advisory Hub has provided such support to more than 1 440 project promoters in the transport, energy, innovation and circular economy sectors.
Since its launch, the European Investment Advisory Hub has received more than 2 500 direct requests for more in-depth support. In 2021, cohesion countries submitted the greatest number of requests, seeking assistance in identifying, preparing and implementing many innovative investment projects.
Once a request is submitted to the Hub, our advisors work closely with the client to design an appropriate advisory package for the project. Depending on the needs, the European Investment Advisory Hub will call on financial and technical experts across the EIB to establish the details of the assignment, including the sector, scope, development stage and nature of the investment. Devising a clear overview of the project and determining the advisory needs are vital for an assignment to be successful. This background work allows us to design advisory packages matching the needs of our clients. The requester is kept informed during this process and participates actively in defining the advisory package.