The project will finance a multi-thematic programme aimed at supporting French public authorities for their urgent investments linked to the COVID-19 health crisis and its consequences. The programme loan will be entirely dedicated to the financing of expenditure and investments of local authorities in France (Regions, Departments, inter-municipalities and municipalities) responding to the health crisis and the EIB sectors of activity, such as protective EIB equipment, sanitary facilities, funding for research and development, SMEs support, soft traffic, climate action, particularly convergence regions.
French translation provided:
Le projet consiste en la réalisation d'un programme multi-thématique visant à soutenir les collectivités publiques françaises pour leurs investissements urgents liés à la crise sanitaire COVID-19 et ses suites. Le prêt programme sera entièrement dédié au financement de dépenses et d'investissements des collectivités locales en France (Régions, Départements, intercommunalités et communes) répondant à la crise sanitaire et dans les secteurs d'activité de la BEI (exemples: équipements de protection, aménagements sanitaires, financement de la recherche-développement, soutien aux PME, circulations douces, action climatique notamment dans les régions en convergence).
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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF EIB
The EIB Complaints Mechanism is designed to facilitate and handle complaints against the EIB by individuals, organizations or corporations affected by EIB activities. When exercising the right to lodge a complaint against the EIB, any member of the public has access to a two-tier procedure, one internal - the Complaints Mechanism Office - and one external - the European Ombudsman. A complaint can be lodged via a written communication addressed to the Secretary General of the EIB, via email to the dedicated email address firstname.lastname@example.org, by completing the online complaint form available at the following address: http://www.eib.org/complaints/form, via fax or delivered directly to the EIB Complaints Mechanism Division, any EIB local representation office or any EIB staff. For further details, check: http://www.eib.org/attachments/strategies/complaints_mechanism_policy_en.pdf
When dissatisfied with a complaint to the EIB Complaints Mechanism, citizens can then turn towards the European Ombudsman. A memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the EIB and the European Ombudsman establishes that citizens (even outside of the EU if the Ombudsman finds their complaint justified) can turn towards the Ombudsman on issues related to 'maladministration' by the EIB. Note that before going to the Ombudsman, an attempt must be made to resolve the case by contacting the EIB. In addition, the complaint must be made within two years of the date when the facts on which your complaint is based became known to you. You can write to the Ombudsman in any of the languages of the European Union. Additional details, including filing requirements and complaint forms, are available at: http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/atyourservice/interactiveguide.faces