The CEB is part-financing key energy efficiency projects in Spain’s Castilla y León region. The projects, being implemented by SOMACYL, the region’s public utility company, are promoting a more sustainable approach to heating and lighting.
Energy efficiency is a key focus for the Bulgarian government. Since 2016 it has been implementing a programme to update large parts of its housing stock to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. A €150 million loan from the CEB is helping to finance the programme.
Limerick, Ireland’s third largest city, is implementing an urban development scheme to bring back business and people to its centre. An €85 million CEB loan to Limerick City and County Council will finance much of this transformation.
Ireland Living conditions
Over the last five years, the City of Bratislava has been investing in its public transport infrastructure, with support from the CEB. The results have helped to ease a number of infrastructure challenges in this booming city.
Slovak Republic Living conditions
Young women in Spain benefit from microfinance funding thanks to the CEB
Info talks to Laurent Zylberberg, Director of Institutional, International and European Relations at Caisse des Dépôts (CDC), a public sector financial institution.
The CEB’s role in managing the Regional Housing Programme has generated unrivalled opportunities to learn and enhance our working practices
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia
Thanks to its considerable experience financing the social economy sector in France, the CEB is well-placed to respond to the challenges of increasing demand for social care across Europe.
Through its partnership with Rabobank in the Netherlands, the CEB is providing financial incentives for businesses that do social good
The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) and the County (Départment) of Seine-Saint-Denis have signed a loan agreement worth 200 million euros to finance multi-annual investments in education. INFO met with Stéphane Troussel, President of the county of Seine-Saint-Denis.
While Finland is globally renowned for the quality of its schooling, recent reforms aim to further raise its level of competence, expertise and education, adapting to a changing society and an increasingly globalised world. To help maximise opportunities for the young, the CEB is funding education projects in key cities.
A combined approach from the CEB and the government of Montenegro is bringing innovation and efficiency into new preschool facilities in the country.
Microfinance is vital to the success of thousands of very small businesses, and over the last decade the CEB has approved loans worth millions of euros to microfinance providers.
Italy, Spain MSMEs
Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) is a leading CEB borrower in Italy. Info met Antonella Baldino, Chief Business Officer at CDP, to learn more about the institution’s work.
In April 2017, the CEB issued its first social inclusion bond, creating an innovative new way for the Bank to finance its projects. The launch has enabled the CEB to demonstrate its leading role in the social bond market, with plans to issue a social inclusion bond on an annual basis.
Social housing, MSMEs, Education
While a lack of access to finance remains their greatest impediment to growth, the CEB continues to support these vital enterprises.
CEB financing supports entrepreneurship and job creation in Spain
Slovak Republic Living conditions
A high-tech waste water treatment plant in Nicosia, funded with a €68 million loan from the CEB, is meeting the growing needs of both Greek and Turkish communities.