Austria is a founding member of the EBRD and an important contributor to the EBRD's work.
Since 1992 Austria has made available more than €134 million in donor funds helping to improve people’s lives and environments through funding for a wide range of projects and programmes supporting strategic initiatives.
Austria and the EBRD: at a glance
€134mn donor funds supporting EBRD operations
2.28% capital share
€24.9bn Austria-EBRD investments
Austria is fully committed to the strategic initiatives of the Bank. In recent years, Austria has been focussed on creating programmatic funds in the areas of Green Economy Transition through Green City Action Plans (GCAPs), brownfield urban redevelopment plans and Green Economy Financing Facilities (GEFFs).
Geographically, the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe are priority regions. Austria plays a key role in the activities under the Western Balkans Investment Framework.
Austria is also an important source of foreign direct investment in the countries where the Bank invests.
The value of joint investment stood at €24.90 billion as of end of December 2021. EBRD finance accounted for €14.65 billion, and Austria investment accounted for €10.25 billion.
The joint investment has been the strongest in Romania, Ukraine and Poland. Broken down by industry, joint Austria - EBRD investment has been the strongest in the following sectors: industry, commerce and agribusiness, sustainable infrastructure and financial institutions.
Austrian banks are also involved in the Trade Facilitation Programme, through which the EBRD guarantees the payment of trade finance instruments issued by banks in the countries where we invest to foreign confirming banks. Through the Programme, the EBRD has supported 672 export and import transactions of Austrian companies totalling €496.75 million. Of the 800 foreign confirming banks and bank branches participating in the Programme, 20 are Austrian.
In 2021, Austrian consultants were awarded 7 contracts with a total value of over € 2.89 million.