In Ireland, EFSI is supporting the development of up to 14 primary care centres in Ireland, through an agreement with the National Development Finance Agency. The loan is through a Public Private Partnership with a proposed finance of €70 million, 27 year loan from the European Investment Bank. The EIB provides cheaper funding than other options available. The objective of these Primary Care Centres is to shift the focus of healthcare away from hospitals and into the community; thus allowing people to stay within their local community for longer.
HOUSING: In Poland, EFSI is supporting the construction of approximately 1300 affordable housing units with necessary infrastructure in Poznan, Poland. This is done through an agreement between the EIB and Poznan’s Social Building Society (Poznanskie Towarzystwo Budownictwa Spolecznego SP Zoo) with a loan by the EIB of approximately €33 million. In Portugal, EFSI is supporting a Framework Loan to the city of Lisboa for a series of projects, including building new social housing and providing major repairs to existing stock. This is done through a loan agreement in which the EIB finances €250 million.