The non-reimbursable contribution from the European Union is provided through different instruments designed to support investment. The decision of which instrument to use depends on the specific characteristics and needs of each project and may be combined.

Investment donation
This helps reduce the initial investment and the total cost of the project. The maximum amount is 50% of the total investment.
Technical assistance
Aimed at ensuring project quality, efficiency ans sustainability. Activities ranging from feasibility studies to training are included.
Venture capital
Helps attract additional financing. This can be accomplished through capital or quasi-capital instruments and investment in first loss tranches.
Reduce investment risk by granting guarantees that cover different risk (political, credit, exchange, etc.) thus promoting private investment in developing countries.