The Institute makes grants for purposes of disaster relief and donations of EIB decommissioned IT equipment.
Following the devastating earthquake that hit Türkiye and Syria in February 2023, the EIB has donated €500 000 to CARE Luxembourg for urgent humanitarian assistance to the victims of the catastrophe.
Unprecedented humanitarian aid package for Ukraine
To support those affected by the war in Ukraine, the EIB, through the EIB Institute, has donated more than €3.5 million.
In March, the EIB approved and immediately launched an unprecedented humanitarian aid package of €2.5 million coordinated by the Institute. In September, this was followed by another donation €95,000 for two projects (TUMO and All for Victory Charity Foundation) to support Ukranian war victims and in December two additional donations — €800 000 to support family-style orphanages coordinated by the Olena Zelenska Foundation, and a €200 000 donation to LUkraine asbl, a non-profit organisation representing the Ukrainian community in Luxembourg, to purchase ambulances, fire trucks, generators and other items relating to the humanitarian needs of people in Ukraine.
EIB Group’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
As part of the EIB Group’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, in 2020 the Institute coordinated a donation of €1 million with half of the donation was allocated to NGOs fighting the effects of the pandemic and half to well-known EU research institutes active in COVID-19 related research and then in 2021 two donations each of €250 000 to two NGOs operating in Tunisia and to to three NGOs operating in India to help tackle the COVID-19 crisis and provide some relief to the overwhelmed health systems.
In 2022, The EIB also donated €150 000 for the safe and sustainable relocation of a community of 358 people in Kanokupolu (Kingdom of Tonga) after their lives and homes were devastated by the eruption of a submarine volcano and €250 000 to four NGOs operating in Pakistan following the country’s worst flooding in 80 years that has affected millions of people and €250 000 to Save the Children, which will ultimately benefit some 7 500 students and teachers following the deadliest earthquake to hit Indonesia since 2018 in West Java.
In 2021, the EIB, through the Institute, made a donation following the devastating floods in Northern Europe, to alleviate famine in Madagascar, to help alleviate the consequences of the earthquake in Haiti and provide some relief to the population.
In previous years, we organised donations to mitigate the humanitarian crisis following Cyclone Idai in Southern Africa; the refugees crisis in Colombia; and to help victims of natural disasters like the devastating fires in Greece and Portugal; the earthquakes in Indonesia, Ecuador, Mexico, Italy and Nepal; hurricanes in the Caribbean and in Central America; floods in Peru and mudslide in Colombia.
The EIB Institute also organises donations of IT equipment no longer used by the EIB Group to non-profit organisations, local community centres or schools registered in an EU country.
In 2022, 49 schools and not for profit organisations in 11 countries benefited from our donations of 960 laptops and desktops. The Institute also has partnership with Close the Gap – which takes used IT equipment to African schools, helping young people in the countries concerned to improve their educational and economic prospects – for a period of three years. The EIB has donated more than 4 000 pieces of IT equipment to the organisation since 2014.
Follow the link to read about the Institute’s grants for purposes of humanitarian catastrophes relief and donations of EIB decommissioned IT equipment.