European Community Investment Partners (ECIP)

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History

1988, by Council of the European Union and implemented through European Commission (EC). Initially a 3-year pilot experiment, was given formal legal and budgetary basis, 3 Feb 1992, on adoption of Regulation (EEC) No 319/92 by the Council of Ministers. Expanded and reinforced by Regulation (EC) No 213/96, 29 Jan 1996, which extends the instrument till the end of 1999. Ceased activities end 2001.

Aims

Act as a financial instrument to facilitate creation of joint ventures in eligible countries in Latin America, Asia, the Mediterranean basin and South Africa.

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Activities

Joint ventures must be financially viable and contribute to development of the country of investment. They must include one partner from a Community country and one from the country concerned. Aims particularly at small and medium-sized enterprises but large companies are eligible if projects are particularly interesting for development of the host country; large multinationals are not eligible. Over 2,225 actions for ECIP financing of over ECU 250 million were approved in the period 1988-1997. Field of application increased from 1996 to include privatization and infrastructure projects. Financing facilities (5): 1 - identification of potential joint venture projects and partners; 2 - pre-launch operations such as feasibility studies and pilot projects; 3 - financing joint venture capital requirements; 4 - human resource development - training and management assistance; 1B - preparation of privatization/Build Operate Transfer (BOT)/Build Operate Own (BOO) schemes in private infrastructure, utilities or environmental services. Provides support through a network of 112 financial institutions and investment-promoting organizations. Regular information and training conferences are organized for these institutions in the EU and in developing countries.

Structure

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 99 countries
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Subjects *

  • Commerce
    • Finance
    • Investment
    • Business Enterprises
  • Solidarity
    • Solidarity

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

F3428

Last News Received

2000
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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