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Financing the social housing sector: which models?

Date: 21 May 2021 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (CEST)

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The recession following the COVID-19 pandemic grants an increasing role to housing, making it especially harder for the most deprived to work in decent conditions. At the same time, social housing is considered an essential lever to achieve energy efficiency objectives and fight against energy poverty, as set out by the Renovation Wave. It is finally a key principle in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. As a result, adequate and sufficient sources of funding are required.

This webinar will be the occasion to explore different models of financing of the social housing sector in Europe and how they can be articulated. National Promotional Banks and Institutions (NPBIs), long-term investors, very active in financing social housing will share their experience in articulating national public resources, EU funding and private capital, along social impact private investors and experts on the field.

Simona Bonafé (S&D), Maria da Graça Carvalho (EPP) and Dominique Riquet (RE), are pleased to invite you to the next conference of the Sustainable, Long-term Investments & Competitive European Industry Intergroup on Financing the social housing sector: which models?.

This session ​will be the occasion to explore different models of financing of the social housing sector in Europe and how they can be articulated in the context of the recession following the COVID-19 pandemic, the energy efficiency objectives set out by the Renovation Wave, and the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights.

Keynote by Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights

Confirmed speakers:

  • Valentina Superti, Director of Tourism and proximity, DG Grow, European Commission
  • Francesco Profumo, President of ACRI (Associazione di Fondazioni e di Casse di Risparmio) and President of the Fondazione Compagnia San Paolo
  • François de Borchgrave, Founder and Managing Partner, KOIS
  • Marco Doglio, Chief Real Estate Officer - Cassa Depositi e Prestiti & CEO - CDP Immobiliare SGR
  • Sorcha Edwards, Secretary General, Housing Europe
  • Laurent Ghekiere, European Affairs Director, Union Sociale de l’Habitat on the European alliance for Sustainable and inclusive social housing

Moderated by Helmut Helmut von Glasenapp, ELTI Secretary General

2016 11 23 EP in STRA 2On Wednesday 23 November 2016 the European Parliament Intergroup on Long-Term Investment and Reindustrialisation met in Strasbourg. Under the chair of the Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Dominique Riquet (FR) and Vice-President of the European Parliament Adina-Ioana Vălean, EFSI was discussed for 1 ½ hours. 

Ca. 50 persons of which 9 were MEPs – one of them being EFSI co-rapporteur José-Manuel Fernandes, and many assistants to MEPs (including to the European Parliament’s President Martin Schultz) attended the meeting. 

Based on the three ELTI position papers, the main points of the discussion were: The European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI), ART. 38 CPR – European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) & European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI) and the External Investment Plan (EIP).



The 4th annual ELTI General Assembly took place on 28 October 2016 in Madrid, Spain, courtesy of the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO)

CDP Washington Workshop

The Investment Plan for Europe and How to Decline It Outside Europe: The perspective from National Promotional Institutions (NPIs)

Europe is now facing one of the most important challenges of its recent history with ongoing great demographic, political, financial and economic changes regarding mainly its internal equilibrium, the relationships within the Mediterranean region, and worldwide balances.

The European Central Bank intervention alone is not sufficient anymore to restore economic activity and support the business cycle in Europe. There is a broad consensus about the need to stimulate the aggregate demand by re-launching investments in order to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth, improving the levels of stability of economic system.

In last years, NPIs have been playing a significant role in sustaining both national and European economies. Their role has become more and more important and the range of available financial tools has widened in response to the evolution of the global scenario. In a period with an abundant liquidity supply, these institutions have been asked to support economic activity by playing a promotional role in the Investment Plan for Europe (also known as Juncker Plan).

Nowadays, the European Union is working to implement an External Investment Plan aiming to support investments in regions outside the EU as a vehicle to tackle the root causes of migration, while contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. This Plan could be crucial to help facing the long-lasting refugee crisis and to re-affirm Europe’s role at global level.

OECD/GIH/Chinese Ministry of Finance Forum on Long-term Infrastructure Investment, 22 July 2016, Chengdu, China, back to back with the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting.

High-Level Seminar on Financing of Long-Term Quality Investment and Institutional Investors, sponsored by the Japanese government will be organised in Asia during 2016.

Communicating Investment at EU national regional and local level

Conference Programme

Venue: European Committee of the Regions, rue Belliard 99-101, 1000 Brussels

A one-day event for networking, sharing communication best practices and discussing about communication challenges related to investment in EU countries. 

The high-level conference "Communicating investment at EU, national, regional and local level" took place in Brussels on July 1st 2016. It was conceived as a one-day event for networking, sharing communication best practises and discussing communication challenges related to investment in EU countries. The event brought together communication experts active in investment promotion and communication from across the EU, both from private and public sectors. Leaders of EU structural funds managing authorities were also present as well as representatives of the EU institutions and the European Investment Bank. Together they had the opportunity of brainstorming and raising awareness about communication activities related to EU funds and the Investment Plan for Europe. Case studies Case studies from Bulgaria, Extremadura, Flanders and Vienna as well as a moderated brainstorming session with conference participants were presented and a panel debate took place in the morning while in the afternoon participants were invited to think about communication challenges and identify topics to be discussed in small groups.


Invitation & Agenda   Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition

Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition India Forum

30 June 2016

Venue: The London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Square, London, EC4M 7LS

Registration for limited places:

Hosted by the London Stock Exchange, the inaugural India Forum of the Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition (GIIC) brought together European institutional investors, Indian green infrastructure developers and financiers, development banks and perspectives from both governments.

The Forum allowed investors to discover the abundant investment grade opportunities in India generated by the low-carbon transition (one that will require investments of approximately USD 1-2tr per year globally), whilst giving project developers and financiers a chance to discuss their project pipelines. Participants also examined and addressed barriers to capital flows in India and explored available solutions.


Amsterdam, 28 June 2016

International Project Finance Association's (IPFA) 3rd annual European Infrastructure & Energy Finance Forum

What is the future outlook? - PPP's, renewables, transportation and infrstructure assets

Venue: VanDoorn, Jachthavenweg 121, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Forum is now firmly established as a 'must attend' event for Europe's leading infrastructure finance fund managers, asset managers, project developers/ sponsors, procuring agencies, lenders, institutional investors and project advisors who are involved in delivering Europe's major PPP, transportation and renewable energy deals and projects.

This one day event offers unrivalled networking and access to Europe’s infrastructure dealmakers and brings together a distinguished mix of international infrastructure players from across the eurozone and further afield. The 2016 agenda will offer delegates timely market updates on key sectors, analysis of upcoming deals and country project updates as well as several well structured roundtable panel discussions.

For more information please contact Paul Haley, Event organiser: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Business Finance Outlook 20126 callout 350

Business and Finance Outlook Event

9 June 2016 | Paris, France


Following on from last year’s launch of the first OECD Business and Finance Outlook, this event will launch the release of the 2016 Business and Finance Outlook.

It is seven years since the global crisis and despite easy monetary policy, financial regulatory reform, and G20 resolutions favouring structural measures, the world economy is not making a lot of progress. Indeed, the responses to the crisis seem mainly to have stopped the banks from failing and then pushed the many faces of the crisis around between regions—currently taking the form of excess capacity in emerging markets. Productivity growth raises income per head, allows companies to pay better wages and it raises demand to help to eliminate excess capacity and improve employment. However, this element is missing in the global corporate sector. The theme of this year’s Business and Finance Outlook is fragmentation: the inconsistent structures, policies, rules, laws and industry practices that appear to be blocking business efficiency and productivity growth.

GIIS2016Global Infrastructure Investors Summit (GIIS) 2016

7 June 2016 | London Stock Exchange 

The 4th Global Infrastructure Investors Summit (GIIS), taking place on 7 June 2016, is the private gathering of world leading infrastructure investors that will discuss market transformation at the top end of the infrastructure investment sector and debate where and how best to commit capital.

Supported by Preqin, the Global Infrastructure Investors Summit (GIIS) is working in partnership with the leading Institutional Investors currently planning allocation for 2017 and a limited number of Fund Manager and service providers whose interest and track record, fund strategy and focus meet the established criteria of our attending Institutions.

The global infrastructure investment is expected to reach $4 trillion by 2017 with 79% of institutional investors looking to maintain the same capital allocation to the asset class. Despite the growing interest for infrastructure, the vast financing potential of international capital markets remains largely untapped.

Long-Term Infrastructure Investors Association (LTIIA) members are entitled to 20% discount.

If you are an institutional investor and interested in attending GIIS 2016 please contact LTIIA to receive your complimentary pass.

For further information about the event and sponsorship opportunities please contact Anna Timoshenko at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Tel:  +44 20 7352 4356. For more information:



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