EIB relations with Civil Society
The EIB attaches great importance to engaging with civil society and building cooperative relations with its representatives. An active dissemination of information and a constructive dialogue with civil society organisations (CSOs) are essential to improve public knowledge of and trust in the EIB as well as the Bank's ability to respond to public expectations.
The EIB acknowledges that CSOs can have a valuable input in the development of its policies and activities and provide useful information on projects the Bank considers for financing because of their understanding of local issues. The Bank engages with CSOs to address questions and issues of common interest. The EIB actively seeks contacts with organisations that can help the public and, more specifically, citizens affected by its operations find their way to information about the Bank.
On October 17, 2011, the EIB organized in Luxembourg its first seminar between its Board of directors and civil society organisations.