The social development bank for Europe

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
21/11/2019Republic of Serbia (Serbia)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 40 000 000A €40 million Programme loan that will part-finance energy efficient renovations of approximately twenty-eight central government buildings in Belgrade in order to increase their energy performance and to upgrade fire safety and accessibility features.
21/11/2019Republic of Serbia (Serbia)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 200 000 000A €200 million Programme loan will part-finance the partial rehabilitation and the implementation of priority measures to protect water quality and reduce water losses in approximately 60 municipal water supply systems throughout Serbia, as well as the construction of several wastewater treatment plants and related sanitation networks.
27/09/2019Métropole d'Aix-Marseille-Provence (France)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 100 000 000This €100 million PFF (Public Sector Financing Facility) will part-finance investments to improve the metro system and network in Marseille, including rolling stock, autopilot systems and the renovation and modernisation of stations, buildings and platforms.
05/07/2019Syndicat des Eaux d’Île-de-France (SEDIF) (France)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 100 000 000This EUR 100 million Project loan will part-finance investments under two components: partial renewal of the drinking water distribution network and the construction of a low pressure reverse osmosis membrane (LPROM) treatment unit.
05/07/2019Municipality of Genoa (Italy)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 50 000 000This EUR 50 million PFF (Public Sector Financing Facility) will part-finance eligible investments to support the Municipality’s budgetary needs for the period 2019-2021, in line with its strategic programme.
05/07/2019Nationaal Energiebespaarfonds (Netherlands)Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
Sustainable and inclusive growth
€ 150 000 000Additional request for an amount of EUR 150 million for an increase of LD 1954 (2018) to a total amount of EUR 250 million, to part-finance energy-efficient investment projects, as well as the introduction of the Energy Saving Loans to Schools (School ESL) pilot project, in the sector of action Protection of the environment.
14/03/2019City of Stokholm (Sweden)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
Integration of refugees, displaced persons and migrants
€ 200 000 000This PFF (Public Sector Financing Facility) will part-finance eligible investments in 72 infrastructural sub-projects (35 pre-school facilities and 37 primary school facilities). In particular, the loan will part-finance the construction of 36 new educational facilities and the restoration, renovation or extension of 36 existing facilities.
14/03/2019Junta de Comunidades de Castilla la Mancha (Spain)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 150 000 000This EU Co-financing Facility (ECF) will part-finance Castilla La Mancha’s contribution under the 2014-2020 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Operational Programme and the 2014-2020 Rural Development Programmes (RDP). In particular, the loan will part-finance investments boosting sustainable and inclusive economic development of the region as well as investments improving the competitiveness of the farming sector.
25/01/2019Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A. (Netherlands)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 150 000 000Additional request for an amount of €150 million for an increase of LD 1888 (2016) to a total amount of €250 million to part-finance investments, in the sectors of action of Health and Education and vocational training, for the construction or reconstruction of medical and care facilities such as doctors’ practices, health care centres, office space and the purchase of new equipment, and for construction or reconstruction of educational facilities such as school buildings, office space and the purchase of new equipment.
25/01/2019City of Turku (Finland)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 50 000 000Additional request for an amount of €50 million for an increase of LD 1956 (2018) to a total amount of €100 million to part-finance investments in municipal infrastructure (Improving living conditions in urban and rural areas sector) which foresees the construction of additional buildings and renovation of existing facilities.
25/01/2019Republic of Lithuania (Lithuania)Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures€ 100 000 000This €100 million Programme loan will part-finance investments in energy efficiency improvement projects and retrofitting works of multi-apartment buildings leading to lower energy consumption and reduced heating costs thus diminishing the burden on the environment and improving living conditions of the population.
25/01/2019Republic of Cyprus (Cyprus)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 40 000 000This €40 million loan will part-finance investments to enhance water supply systems, ensuring part of the current and future potable water needs in Cyprus, through building the infrastructure for the conveyance of potable water.
25/01/2019Communauté Française de Belgique (Belgium)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 300 000 000This €300 million Programme loan will part-finance investments in the educational sectors of the French Community of Belgium namely the construction and renovation of nursery facilities, primary and secondary schools, higher education facilities and administrative infrastructures providing assistance to young people.
25/01/2019Regione Liguria (Italy)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 70 000 000A €70 million PFF (Public sector Financing Facility) will part-finance investments aimed at addressing the Liguria region’s strategic priorities, in particular an integrated urban safety system, urban regeneration and maintenance of existing infrastructures and urban facilities as well as measures aimed at the protection of soils, civil protection and investments related to the modernisation of public administration services.
25/01/2019Brno Waste Water Treatment Plant (Czech Republic)Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures€ 35 000 000This €35 million Project loan will part-finance investments for the reconstruction and expansion of the sludge line of the Brno–Modřice wastewater treatment plant.
16/11/2018City of Barcelona (Spain)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 100 000 000This PFF is developed in line with the city of Barcelona Citizen Commitment to Sustainability 2012-2022 and will partially finance budgetary expenditures included in the city’s Plan of Action 2016–2019.
28/09/2018City of Kuopio (Finland)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 50 000 000A Public sector Financing Facility to part-finance municipal investments which include the renovation, refurbishment and extension of existing facilities, as well as the construction of new structures. Final beneficiaries include a wide range of the population of the City of Kuopio amoung which are children attending day-care centres and schools, pupils, teaching staff, young families, individuals attending cultural events and libraries and users of sport facilities.
28/09/2018Thüringer Aufbaubank (Germany)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 50 000 000The loan will part-finance the modernisation of urban and rural infrastructures, including energy efficiency, and support MSMEs in the financing of fixed assets and productive equipment in order to promote the attractiveness and development of the Free State of Thuringia.
15/06/2018Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-estructuras do Alqueva S.A (Portugal)Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures€ 45 000 000Investments within the Alqueva Multi-Purpose Project (EFMA) which foresees the installation of floating solar plants to power water pumping stations in the South East of Portugal, with the aim of reducing energy costs and the environmental footprint of EDIA’s irrigation systems. Final beneficiaries will be farmers using the Borrower’s energy and cost saving irrigation systems and, more in general, the Portuguese population who will benefit from a cleaner environment as a result of the reduction in carbon emissions.
15/06/2018Instituição Financeira de Desenvolvimento S.A (Portugal)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 100 000 000Investments in innovation and technology as well as in renewable and efficient energy to enhance the sustainability, energy efficiency, growth and creation and preservation of viable jobs in MSMEs. Final beneficiaries will be the employees of eligible MSMEs as well as job seekers throughout the country who will benefit from the creation and maintenance of short-term as well as permanent jobs.