Cassa Depositi e Prestiti's European commitment
Cassa Depositi e Prestiti promotes the CDP Group's strategy to European institutions.
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.
We play a leading role in the implementation of the Juncker Plan and InvestEU, the programme to boost investment and job creation in Europe between 2021-2027. The programme aims to mobilise up to €1000 billion for research and innovation projects, digitalisation, social investment, sustainable infrastructure, SMEs and strategic value chains. In our role as implementing partner, CDP is the gateway in Italy to the investment opportunities offered by the programme.
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.