According to the bank website, the project consists of a operation under the European Guarantee Fund (EGF) to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-caps in sectors that are in line with the EIB's long-term mission (SME and mid-cap support) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Italian National Promotional Bank / Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.
Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A. (CDP) is a public and private sector entity based in Italy that operates internationally. CDP is an Italian national promotional institution mandated to promote international development and cooperation and national economic development and growth. It supports national foreign policies, strategies and programmes with regard to international cooperation for sustainable development, human rights and peace, poverty eradication, conflict prevention and reconciliation, and education. In addition, CDP acts as a financial institution and has carried out various activities to promote Italy’s actions in development cooperation by providing finance to the government, local authorities and public entities and also in support of the local private sector.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
You can submit an information request for project information at: https://www.eib.org/en/infocentre/registers/request-form/request-form-default.htm
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: email@example.com, 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