All CEB loans are granted in accordance with the Bank’s mandate. They have to meet specific technical and social criteria, and be in strict conformity with the Bank’s environmental, procurement and compliance guidelines and policies.

The sectoral lines of action underpin the CEB’s three-year development plan, which forms the Bank’s medium term strategy. The current Development Plan 2020-2022 organises these lines into Inclusive growth: working to guarantee access to economic opportunities to ensure a prosperous future for all; Support for vulnerable groups: helping to integrate the most vulnerable citizens to nurture a more diverse society and Environmental sustainability: supporting a liveable society that promotes environmental sustainability, mitigates and adapts to climate change, corresponding to the new strategic priorities established by the CEB to better support the social policies of its member countries.

Latest projects approved:

DateBorrowerLine of actionAmountSummary
18/11/2022Bulgarian Development Bank (BDB) (Bulgaria)Inclusive growth
Environmental sustainability
€ 175 000 000Support the creation and preservation of jobs, as well as the “green transition” in the country by facilitating access to financial resources for micro, small and medium-sized businesses.
18/11/2022Government (Kosovo)Inclusive growth€ 25 000 000Support the Kosovar authorities in their efforts to implement the Adequate Social Housing Programme and to establish a long-term sustainable social and affordable housing system in the country.
18/11/2022Fondation Apprentis d'Auteuil (FAA) (France)Support for vulnerable groups€ 13 500 000Part-finance the renovation and expansion of the Saint-Philippe education campus in Meudon (Hauts-de-Seine) in order to adapt the facilities to both present and future needs of students and other users of the campus.
18/11/2022Fundació Pere Tarrés (FPT) (Spain)Inclusive growth€ 19 000 000Part-finance finance expenditures related to the construction and equipment of a new building to bring together the higher education (faculty),  the social workers’ training activities as well as the Foundation’s headquarters. The new building will also house some FPT’s new initiatives such as the Observatory for Social Innovation and the Laboratory for Social Action, to further develop and share knowledge and best practices in the field of social and educational work. The new building will have green areas that will enable outdoor activities and will incorporate energy efficiency technology.
30/09/2022Československá Obchodní Banka, A. S. (Czech Republic)Inclusive growth€ 60 000 000Long term funding to municipalities, public, private or mixed entities through CSOB for the revitalisation and modernisation of public infrastructure, including co-financing of the European Structural and Investment Funds and/or EU Recovery and Resilience Facility. Working capital and investment financing via CSOB to support MSMEs with priority for the investments in green economy, innovation and R&D.
30/09/2022Government (Lithuania)Inclusive growth€ 100 000 000This Public sector Financing Facility (PFF) will support the Government of Lithuania to cover ongoing investment expenditures under the State Investment Programme (SIP). The PFF will part-finance the investments focusing on several social sectors, primarily education, health, culture and sports.
30/09/2022Ilbank (Türkiye)Environmental sustainability€ 200 000 000This Public sector Financing Facility (PFF) will help strengthen municipal capacity to prepare for and respond to forest fires and other natural disasters. The PFF will part-finance the Borrower’s lending activities through direct on-lending up to 13 most affected municipalities in Türkiye.
30/09/2022Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG (SSB) (Germany)Inclusive growth
Environmental sustainability
€ 100 000 000This Public sector Financing Facility (PFF) will support the Borrower’s investment programme, with a focus on the modernization and upgrading of its transport rolling stock and the renewal and extension of related infrastructure.
30/09/2022Barcelona City Council (Barcelona) (Spain)Inclusive growth
Environmental sustainability
€ 70 000 000This Public sector Financing Facility (PFF) will help the City of Barcelona achieve its Plan of Action 2022-2024 and become a resilient city promoting sustainable development. The PFF will part-finance the investments included in Barcelona’s strategic lines: Social Rights, Climate Emergency and Urban Planning such as social shelters, sustainable mobility and municipal infrastructure.
30/09/2022Kaunas Municipal Transport Company (Kauno Autobusai) (Lithuania)Inclusive growth
Environmental sustainability
€ 16 000 000This additional Public Sector Financing Facility (PFF) will part-finance investments to support Kaunas Public Transport Company's continuous efforts in modernisation of the bus fleet, thus improving the quality and environmental sustainability of public transport in the city of Kaunas.
30/09/2022Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A. (Italy)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 350 000 000This additional request is to part-finance investment sub-projects relating to reconstruction efforts in the 2016 earthquake affected regions through the “Plafond Sisma Centro Italia” facility.
30/09/2022City of Malmö (Sweden)Inclusive growth
Support for vulnerable groups
€ 80 000 000This additional Public Sector Financing Facility (PFF) will part-finance investments to support the City of Malmö to expand and to improve its educational facilities in order to meet the growing need for educational infrastructure caused by urbanisation and immigration.
08/07/2022Government (Lithuania)Support for vulnerable groups€ 120 000 000This Public sector Financing Facility (PFF) is to part-finance the extraordinary expenditures resulting from the conflict in Ukraine. In particular, estimated expenditures will include, but will not be limited to, the provision of support and allowances for education, health and social care, including the financing of compensations to specific vulnerable groups.
08/07/2022NRW. BANK (Germany)Support for vulnerable groups€ 200 000 000Part-financing of investments for the acquisition, construction and modernisation of refugee accommodation. The loan will support the Borrower in its efforts to mitigate the negative effects of the war in Ukraine as well as the long-term needs of refugees and their host communities.
08/07/2022Social Finance Foundation (Ireland)Inclusive growth€ 20 000 000Part-financing of loans by Social Lending Organisations (SLOs) directed to community and voluntary organisations and social enterprises, mainly in rural areas.
08/07/2022Institut Català de Finances (Spain)Inclusive growth
Support for vulnerable groups
€ 100 000 000Support to the region of Catalonia in its efforts to increase the supply of social housing units in the region. The loan will partially finance the acquisition of housing units for social rent, as well as the construction of social housing units.
08/07/2022Kaunas City Municipality (Lithuania)Inclusive growth
Support for vulnerable groups
€ 25 000 000This additional Public Sector Financing Facility (PFF) will part-finance investments to support the City of Kaunas to achieve the policy objectives under its Strategic Development Plan, including the provision of municipal services to refugees from Ukraine, such as safe accommodation, food, psychological and social assistance, as well as children’s education and job search for adults.
03/06/2022MI-BOSPO Microcredit Foundation (Bosnia and Herzegovina)Inclusive growth€ 4 000 000Part-financing of productive investments and working capital needs, as well as housing loans to improve living conditions in low-income family dwellings in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
03/06/2022Government (Czech Republic)Support for vulnerable groups€ 200 000 000Part-financing of extraordinary expenditures resulting from the conflict in Ukraine. Provide accommodation, housing and food to displaced persons, strengthening their employment and labour market integration, and providing an emergency aid allowance intended to help pay for basic needs for up to six months.
03/06/2022Government (Poland)Support for vulnerable groups€ 450 000 000Part-financing of extraordinary expenditures resulting from the conflict in Ukraine. Contribution to the Polish Response Plan, in the areas of accommodation and social care.