Seminars and conferences 2018

The Institute organises regular seminars and conferences to encourage knowledge dissemination and innovative thinking about issues of particular concern to the EIB Group. These serve both to help staff in their work and inform the general public.

    • Households are the second most energy consuming sector in the EU (26% of total consumption after the transport sector (33%). It is therefore important to build energy efficient buildings if the EU wants to reduce its energy bill said Professor Stefan Maas, from the University of Luxembourg at an EIB Institute seminar.

    • Impact investing aims to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors into investment decision-making. But how, especially in Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs)?
      The project for the new hospital of Treviso (Northern Italy) offers an interesting case-study of alignment of public and private interests for greater value creation, said Filippo Addarii (PlusValue) and Francesca Medda (UCL) at an EIB Institute seminar.

    • The right project should answer “strategic fit and business needs, provide value for money, be commercially viable as well as affordable, fundable and achievable”, said Joe Flanagan, adviser to the Welsh Government and State of Guernsey on Better Business Cases, and Andrew Carty, Member of Senior Management Team, UK¬†Infrastructure and Projects Authority, at an EIB Institute seminar.