The EIB Institute is dedicated to promoting European Union (EU) objectives by supporting ‘European initiatives for the common good’. This includes reducing inequalities and promoting diversity, enhancing knowledge, ensuring cohesion across Europe and is implemented via three strategic programmes: the Knowledge Programme, the Social Programme and the Arts and Culture Programme. With the support of [...]

Governance & Management

Strategic Advisory Board

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

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 Knowledge Programme channels support, mainly through grants or sponsorships (EIBURS, STAREBEI) to higher education and research activities, particularly in the field of applied economics within Europe, and through cooperation agreements with Universities across Europe. Each year, the European Investment Bank (EIB) awards the EIB Prize to recognise and stimulate excellence in economic and social research [...]

Arts & Culture Programme

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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

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The 5th article of the European Debates series, Getting the Story Right: How You Should Choose Between Different Interpretations of the European Crisis (And Why You Should Care), by Erik Jones, has now been published.

Social Innovation Tournament


The Social Innovation Tournament is the flagship initiative of the Institute’s Social Programme. It is organised every year in a different  country to reward and sponsor European entrepreneurs whose primary purpose is to generate a social, ethical or environmental impact. Three prizes are awarded by a Jury, composed of specialists from the academic and business world: [...]

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 [...]

Artists’ Development Programme

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The Artists’ Development Programme is an innovative creative platform offering emerging artists a residency programme in Luxembourg under the guidance of an established mentor in their discipline (visual arts) and guiding them to appropriate public art fora. The Institute offers them the opportunity to develop their artistic practice without any material contingency during the period of the [...]