High social impact

Donors help the CEB deliver on its social mandate. The CEB raises funds from donors to provide extra support to projects aimed at vulnerable persons, especially migrants and refugees. This extra support is key since the entities in charge of such projects generally have limited capacity to finance or implement them. 

The support provided by the CEB thanks to donors takes various forms. Technical assistance grants facilitate the implementation of projects while investment grants and interest subsidies ease their financing. The Bank also uses donor funds to guarantee projects whose risk profile would otherwise make them ineligible for CEB loans.

Migrants and refugees, social cohesion

In line with its priority mandate, the CEB allocates most of the funding provided by its donors to assisting migrants and refugees. More broadly, donors provide crucial support to the Bank’s efforts to social cohesion across Europe. 

Data at end 2022, unless otherwise stated.

Related publications
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    Report on CEB and Donors 2022
    In 2022 donors continued to play a key role in the Council of Europe Development Bank’s operations, enabling the CEB to fulfil its social mission by doing more for those that are most vulnerable. Published: May 2023 Download