The European Investment Fund (EIF), together with the Development Bank of Austria (OeEB, administering investment for the Austrian Ministry of Finance), the Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank (ČMZRB), the SZRB Asset Management (SZRB AM, asset management subsidiary of the Slovak Guarantee and Development Bank), the Slovene Enterprise Fund (SEF) and the International Investment Bank (IIB), launched a regional fund-of-funds initiative focused on boosting equity investments in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia.
The European Commission announced new digital visionaries at the end of October and awarded three winners of the competition for the best social innovation of the year 2017.This year’s competition was themed ‘Equality rebooted’.
[Maribor, 06.09.2017] By signing the Management Agreement, the Slovene Enterprise Fund will enter into a new investment initiative called the Central Europe Fund of Funds (CEFoF), which will be managed by the European Investment Fund.
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Slovene Enterprise Fund (SEF) have signed the first microfinance guarantee agreement aimed at supporting micro enterprises in Slovenia under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).More information you can find at this address: http://www.eif.org/what_we_do/microfinance/news/2016/easi_sef.htm.
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the European Commission have launched a new equity platform which seeks to facilitate cooperation between EIF and national promotional institutions or banks (NPIs) across EU Member States. The EIF-NPI Equity Platform will help EIF and NPIs to promote and share knowledge and best practices amongst themselves.