The presence and commitment of CDP in Europe | CDP

CDP in Europe

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti's European commitment


We promote the relationships with our institutional partners and European institutions to strengthen the presence of our Group in the EU and to facilitate the attraction of European resources for the Country. 

Main activities

We are a key player in several significant initiatives at the European level, thanks to our large and consolidated network of European Institutions, the most important European industry associations and financial partners such as the European Investment Bank Group and National Promotional Institutions. We also monitor and analyse European policies and EU legislative initiatives, and we are active in employing EU resources to structure financial products and advisory initiatives for the private and public sector. 

We are present in Brussels with an office shared with other European financial institutions – AFD (French development agency), BGK (Polish national promotional institution), Bpifrance (French public investment bank), CDC (French national promotional institution), InvestNL (Dutch national promotional institution), KfW (German national promotional institution) and ELTIa (European Long-Term Investors Association). We host several companies part of the CDP Group, including Autostrade, Italgas, Nexi, Open Fiber, SNAM as well as PagoPA to create synergies on themes of common interest. 


The Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Group has a leading role in implementing 
InvestEU, the European Commission’s programme supporting investments and employment in Europe for the period 2021-2027. Providing guarantees for over 26 billion euro, the programme aims to activate at least 372 billion euro of private investments to develop projects in the areas of research, innovation and digitisation, the social sphere, sustainable infrastructure and small and medium-sized enterprises.


European Partner



The 5+1 Group brings the 5 leading National Promotion Institutions (BGKCDC,CDP, ICOKFW) together with the EIB. 
Regularly, under this format, the institutions work together on joint initiatives, projects and discuss matters of common interest.

The European Long-Term Investors Association (ELTIa) is the association that brings together 32 financial institutions and National Promotion Institutions from 23 EU countries, plus Montenegro and Turkey. ELTIa members offer financial services in 27 EU member states, in Iceland, Norway and Turkey.
From July 2023, the Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of CDP Dario Scannapieco is President of the association.

JEFIC – Joint European Financiers for International Cooperation is a partnership between European financial institutions which supports public sector bodies in developing countries and emerging economies. The current members – AECID (Spain), AFD (France), BGK (Polonia), CDP (Italy) and KfW (Germany) – share a common vision aimed at strengthening cooperation, coordination and dialogue between the main players in the European system of development finance.

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.

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 a special emphasis on sharing experiences and know-how on opportunities stemming from European funding programmes.

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.


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