Past eventInvitation OnlyResearch Event

Building Growth in Europe - Innovative Financing for Infrastructure

2 October 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Scuderie di Palazzo Altieri, Rome


Paolo Garonna, Secretary General, Federazione Banche Assicurazioni e Finanza (Febaf)
Rainer Masera, Professor of Political Economy, Università G. Marconi
Edoardo Reviglio, Chief economist, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
Giovanni Sabatini, Director General, Associazione Bancaria Italiana
Paola Subacchi, Research Director, International Economics, Chatham House



More and better investment in infrastructure is a way to unlock the potential for long-term growth and job creation in Europe. Existing infrastructure needs maintenance and there is a shortfall in investment with an estimated extra €2 trillion needed up to 2020.

This panel discussion will contribute to the debate on the need to foster long-term investment in Europe as a way to recover sustained and stable economic growth.

This event will launch the Chatham House Report Building Growth in Europe: Innovative Financing for Infrastructure by Paola Subacchi, Stephen Pickford, Davide Tentori and Helena Huang. The report focuses on infrastructure investment in the EU and offers policy recommendations for matching the demand for investment with the available financial resources. In particular, it recommends developing a Pan-European Infrastructure Strategy, improving the allocation of structural and cohesion funds, and promoting the use of project bonds to fill financing gaps, among other policy recommendations.

This event is held in partnership with Finmeccanica and Federazione Banche Assicurazioni e Finanza (Febaf). Attendance is by invitation only.

Please note this event will take place in Rome.