What is the role for EIB Global within the European financial architecture for development?
Address: European Parliament, 60 rue Wiertz, Brussels 1047, Belgium

02 June 2022
Brussels, Belgium

Join Counter Balance, the CEE Bankwatch Network and Eurodad at the European Parliament for the launch of the Eurodad-commissioned report 'Shaping the future of EIB Global: Reclaiming public purpose in development finance', written by eminent researcher on public banks, Thomas Marois (SOAS University of London).

Hosted by MEPs Erik Marquardt (Greens/EFA) and Udo Bullmann (S&D), the event will discuss the latest research commissioned by Eurodad, and supported by Counter Balance and CEE Bankwatch Network, on the EIB Global. The report critically analyses the creation of the EIB’s development branch, and puts forward concrete proposals for how to reclaim public purpose in development banking.

Bringing together MEPs from different political groups, development finance experts and civil society organisations, this event seeks to broaden the debate on a crucial issue for the future of the European financial architecture for development, and to inform ongoing discussions on the future of the EIB Global.

Please note: Due to limited capacity, early registration is strongly recommended.

This event will be held under Chatham House Rules




Registered participants will be sent further instructions on how to access the European Parliament. You will need to bring the ID document you used during the online registration.

13:30 Access to the room. Coffee and tea will be available



Welcome by MEP Erik Marquardt and Jean Saldanha, Director, Eurodad
Presentation of the report Shaping the future of EIB Global: Reclaiming public purpose in development finance by Thomas Marois (Pre-recorded)



Panel discussion

  • Catherine Collin, Senior Managerial Advisor, EIB Global
  • Filippo Munisteri, Deputy Head of Unit L1, ECFIN, European Commission 
  • MEP Erik Marquardt, Greens/EFA
  • MEP Udo Bullmann, S&D 
  • Anna Roggenbuck, EIB policy officer, CEE Bankwatch network
  • San Billal, Senior Executive and Head, European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)
  • Moderator: Jean Saldanha, Director, Eurodad
15:20-15:50 Questions & Answers
15:50-16:00  Closing remarks by Anna Roggenbuck (CEE Bankwatch network) 
16-16:30 Networking


Download the programme as a PDF