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Joint European Suport for Sustainable Investment in City Areas - A New Way of Using EU funding to Promote Sustainable investments and growth in urban areas
ESSICA stands for Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas. This initiative is being developed by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB), in collaboration with the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB). Under new procedures, Member States are being given the option of using some of their EU grant funding, their so-called Structural Funds, to make repayable investments in projects forming part of an integrated plan for sustainable urban development. These investments, which may take the form of equity, loans and/or guarantees, are delivered to projects via Urban Development Funds and, if required, Holding Funds.
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  • Political Commitment
  • Plan Action
  • Reporting
  • Financing
  • Policy
  • Technology
Type of resource:
  • Action plan
  • Guideline / handbook
  • Print resource
  • General information
  • Guidance
  • Policy (local)
Publisher: European investment bank
Published in: 10, 2007
Relevant for:
  • Europe
  • Climate change
  • Energy efficiency
  • Local (economic) development
  • English
Free to use: Yes
Terms of use / copyright info:
The Jessica Task Force
European Investment Bank
Energy Subject:
  • Energy efficiency
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