To reduce gender inequality, improve access to finance for female-led companies and increase women’s representation in the investment community across the European Union, EIB experts provide advisory support to private and public institutions project promoters. There is, in addition, a specific emphasis on empowering female entrepreneurs.
Advice to identify barriers and develop responses to address them
Support for female entrepreneurs to improve their business development strategies and access to finance, increasing their representation in the investment community, strengthening their capacity and challenging unconscious bias, while raising awareness of the funding gap and missed opportunity
Advisory support to facilitate knowledge and good practice sharing as well as the promotion of networking and matchmaking
Capacity building, financial advisory and technical assistance to support access to finance for women-led companies under InvestEU
Advice on the integration of gender perspective criteria in the design and delivery of social infrastructure and services
Advisory support in planning and implementing gender-inclusive projects
Definition of monitoring and impact indicators on gender equality
Qualitative and quantitative assessment of the economic & financial costs and benefits related to the implementation of gender equality measures
Provision of guidelines of good practices for the design of projects addressing gender inequality
Managing authorities and other public bodies, private project promoters, financial and non-financial intermediaries, National Promotional Banks and Institutions.