The presence and commitment of CDP in Europe | CDP

CDP in Europe

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti's European commitment


Cassa Depositi e Prestiti promotes the CDP Group's strategy to European institutions.

Main Activities

We are key players in relevant European initiatives, leveraging our extensive and consolidated network, which includes EU institutions, the most important European sector associations and financial partners such as the EIB Group and the other National Promotional Institutes.

We monitor institutional activities and the main regulatory dossiers at European level, enabling us to strengthen CDP's presence in Europe and ensure positioning on the matters of greatest interest to the Group.

We have a Brussels office, which we share with other European financial institutions - KfW (German national promotional institution), CDC (French national promotional institution), Bpifrance (French public investment bank), AFD (French development agency), BGK (Polish national promotional institution), InvestNL (Dutch national promotional institution) and ELTIa - and other Group companies, such as SNAM, Terna and Italgas.


CDP has played a leading role in the implementation of the so-called Piano Juncker and plays a central role in the InvestEU Programme, the European Programme that will support investment and employment in Europe over the period 2021-2027, with the aim to mobilise at least € 650 billion for projects in research, innovation & digitalisation, social investment, sustainable infrastructure and SMEs.

CDP, with the role of "Implementing Partner" of the European Commission, will benefit from the guarantee offered by the European Union to protect investments and will represent the access point in Italy to the opportunities offered by the Programme.

European Partner


The European Long-Term Investors Association (ELTIa) is the association that brings together 30 financial institutions and National Promotion Institutions from 20 EU countries. ELTIa members offer financial services in 27 EU member states, Turkey, Norway and Iceland.


The Big5+1 initiative brings the 5 leading National Promotion Institutions (KFW, CDC, ICO, BGK and CDP) together with the EIB.

Each year, the institutions work together on joint initiatives and discuss matters of common interest.


The Network of European Financial Institutions for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (NEFI) includes 18 financial institutions from as many EU Member States. NEFI members support and finance around 454,000 SMEs across Europe, with over 60 billion Euros in funding and guarantees.


The Italian Initiative Group (GII) is the association that represents the Italian community in Brussels, in the fields of business, agri-food, innovation, research and services. Its aim is to enhance Italy's image in the European capital, by coordinating Italian players and creating a network of relations with the Belgian and European institutions. To achieve this, the GII promotes high-profile meetings with institutional and business representatives, on current economic and business issues in Italy and Europe.


JEFIC – Joint European Financiers for International Cooperation is a network of European bilateral banks and institutions which mainly work with public sector partners in developing countries and emerging economies. The founding members are AECID (Spain), AFD (France), CDP (Italy) and KfW (Germany).


GIURI (Informal Group of Italian Representative Offices for Research and Innovation) is an informal platform bringing together the EU liaison and representative offices of the Italian stakeholders operating in the Research and Innovation field. GIURI aims to facilitate and improve interaction, exchange of information and cooperation between its members, their respective national networks and EU institutions. The platform places special a special emphasis on sharing experiences and know-how on opportunities stemming from European funding programmes.


EVFIN (European Venture Fund Investors Network) is a dialogue platform launched in 2011 by the main National Promotion Institutes operating in the venture capital sector, in response to the financial crisis. The platform includes 23 members active in 19 European countries, including CDP Venture Capital. EVFIN aims to contribute to the growth of the venture capital ecosystem in Europe by pooling its members’ experience in the field and creating cross-border investment opportunities.


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