The EIB Institute, which was created as part of the EIB Group on 1 January 2012, is dedicated to promoting European Union (EU) objectives by supporting ‘European initiatives for the common good’. With the support of its partners and the Friends of the Institute network, the Institute is a catalyst for social, cultural, educational and [...]

Governance & Management

SB Members, Berlin 2014

The Supervisory Board lays down general guidelines for the strategy, objectives and operational activities of the Institute, its Committees and subcommittees. Chairperson of the Supervisory…

Social Programme


Through its Social Programme, the EIB Institute is committed to acting as a catalyst for economic and social development, and social cohesion within the EU Member States.

Knowledge Programme


The Institute’s Knowledge Programme features initiatives that contribute to encouraging a high-skill knowledge-based economy, one of the EU’s, and so the European Investment Bank’s, leading priorities.

Arts & Culture Programme


The EIB Institute recognises the value of the arts and culture as an integral part of both effective community engagement and corporate social responsibility.

European Debates

D. Ottolenghi bandeau

The 4th article of the European Debates series, The Mobility Challenge for Growth and Integration in Europe, by Prof. Zimmermann, winner of the 1st EIB Prize, has now been published.

Social Innovation Tournament


The Social Innovation Tournament established by the EIB Institute in 2012 is the flagship initiative of its Social Programme. The Tournament seeks to promote the generation of innovative ideas and identify/reward opportunities promising substantial societal benefits or demonstrating best practices with tangible, scalable outcomes. It targets the creation of social value in relation to the [...]

EIB Prize


The EIB Prize is an annual economics award created by the EIB Institute to recognise and stimulate excellence in economic and social research, and its implementation and diffusion. Research should be of specific relevance to European development and integration. It consists of an “Outstanding Contribution Award” of EUR 40 000 and a “Young Economist Award” of [...]



Final Event of the Social Innovation Tournament 2014 – Madrid, Spain - October 16, 2014 The EIB Institute, in collaboration with IE Business School and the European Entrepreneurship Foundation, is pleased to invite you to the final event of the Third Edition of the Social Innovation Tournament which will be held in Madrid, Spain. For more [...]