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Sectors: Economy - Finances, Education - Training, Energy, Health, Public Management, Research, Services, Social Affairs

Beneficiaries: Research centres, Universities

Regions: Candidate countries, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Responsible: European Investment Bank

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This call for proposals aims at providing grants to university research centres working on research topics and themes of major interest to the Bank.

Priorities and funded actions:

This call for proposals is divided in three research subject 
– 1. Economic analysis of energy efficiency (EE) investments
– 2. Demographic change in the EU, the oldest-old and the need for innovative models of more efficient elderly care
– 3. Impact of microfinance on financial and social inclusion in Europe

Objectives 

*1.
– To set up a research programme to develop a general framework for analysing the welfare impact of EE investments and apply this to perform a cost/benefit analysis of different types of investment
– To analyse the usefulness of policies aiming at facilitating access to finance or developing specific financial instruments to support EE investments

*2.
– To set up a research programme focused on reviewing traditional and innovative approaches to addressing the issue

*3.
– To pursue a research programme focused on the defined priorities, building primarily on European experience

Priorities 

*2.
– Budget requirements for health care in different EU countries in the next two decades to address the needs of an ageing population
– Strategic approach and preparedness of EU countries for addressing the infrastructure and human resources needs

*3.
– What are the links between micro loan pricing, affordable credit and financial/social inclusion?
– How does loan pricing impact on the demand and supply side for micro-credit, particularly for micro-credit provided to vulnerable borrower groups?

Among financed actions 

*1.
– Organisation of courses and seminars
– Creation of databases
– Surveys

*2.
– Qualitative and quantitative research (including surveys, interviews, literature review, etc.)
– Reports, in-depth policy studies and models to forecast financing needs
– Organisation of seminars, dissemination events
– Creation of databases

*3.
– Organisation of courses and seminars
– Creation of databases
– Surveys