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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 four lines of action set out in the Development Plan for the period 2014-2016 (namely: Strengthening social integration; Managing the environment; Supporting public infrastructure with a social; vocation; Supporting micro-, small and medium sized enterprises) were revised in three (namely: Sustainable and inclusive growth; Integration of refugees, displaced persons and migrants; Climate action: developing mitigation and adaptation measures) as part of the Development Plan 2017-2019, 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
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. Final beneficiaries will be a wide range of the population of Thuringia, especially children, their parents and elderly persons living in rural areas, as well as eligible MSMEs and job seekers throughout the region.
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.
15/06/2018Bratislavská vodárenská spoločnosť a.s. (Bratislava Water Company) (Slovak Republic)Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures€ 50 000 000New constructions and renovations related to water production and supply as well as investments in maintenance, repair and extension of sewage systems. Final beneficiaries will be the inhabitants of the Bratislava region and parts of the Trnava and Trenčín regions. Altogether, some 721 000 people will benefit from the maintenance and improvement of both water production and distribution and wastewater collection and treatment.
15/06/2018Banco Santander SA (Spain)Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures€ 200 000 000Construction of renewable energy plants such as photovoltaic, wind and biomass power plants aiming to improve protection of the environment and to reduce CO2 emissions. Final beneficiaries will be Spanish citizens who will benefit from better air quality resulting from a reduction in air pollutant emissions as well as job seekers throughout the country who will benefit from the creation of direct and indirect jobs.
16/03/2018Nederlandse Waterschapsbank N.V. (NWB Bank) (Netherlands)Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures€ 300 000 000Some 50 sub-projects expected to contribute to improving living conditions of inhabitants across the country, through enhanced and updated public infrastructure. Municipal and provincial authorities as well as government related institutions with activities in social housing, education, healthcare, water and energy-efficiency will benefit from the loan. Final beneficiaries will be low-income households and vulnerable groups, such as the elderly, people with disabilities, homeless persons, migrants and refugees, children and young people.
26/01/2018Nationaal Energiebespaarfonds (Netherlands)Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures€ 100 000 000Energy-efficient investment projects for private home-owners and home-owner associations through the provision of low-interest rate loans.
26/01/2018Republic of Hungary (Hungary)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 92 000 000Campus modernisation and rationalisation at the University of Physical Education in Budapest and at the University of Pecs.
16/11/2017Republic of Portugal (Portugal)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 80 000 000Co-financing of 30 out of the 53 sub-projects encompassed in the National Irrigation Plan for Portugal aiming at supporting the development of sustainable agriculture and fighting desertification through the rehabilitation and extension of irrigation systems.
29/09/2017Bank Nederlandse Gemeeten N.V. (Netherlands)Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
Integration of refugees, displaced persons and migrants
€ 300 000 000Improving living conditions of inhabitants in the urban and rural areas across the country, through improved and modernised public infrastructure. It is expected that the CEB loan will finance around 20 projects related to social housing, health, education, other community services, rehabilitation of buildings with a view to energy efficiency, etc.
29/09/2017Belfius Bank SA/NV (Belgium)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 200 000 000Around 50 sub-projects in the sectors of education and health such as the construction, extension and renovation of educational infrastructure or the construction and modernisation of medical-social facilities. The rehabilitation of the infrastructures will also improve their energy consumption and efficiency.
16/06/2017City of Vilnius (Lithuania)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 35 000 000This Investment Programme is developed in line with the City of Vilnius long-term Strategy 2010-2020 which envisages the city being a friendly, comfortable, changing and innovative place which fosters traditions and cultural and promotes continued progress and development. The programme aims to build new structures as well as to carry out the restoration, renovation or extension of existing facilities.
16/06/2017Fund for Sustainable Foundation Rehabilitation (Netherlands)Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures€ 50 000 000Cofinancing of the first phase of the rehabilitation of house foundations affected by unstable foundations. As the Netherlands is part of a river delta, ground conditions for home buildings are not as suitable as once thought. This cause challenges that can turn into life threatening risks if not properly dealt with.
16/06/2017Sociedad de Infraestructuras y Medio Ambiente de Castilla y León S.A. (Spain)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 69 000 000Cross-sectorial programme to partially finance necessary investments geared towards promoting sustainable mobility and the production of renewable energy based on biomass, as well as supporting the development of sustainable rural tourism infrastructure in the region of Castilla y León.
27/01/2017City of Gothenburg (Sweden)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Integration of refugees, displaced persons and migrants
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 200 000 000Refurbishment and construction of new compulsory schools in the City of Gothenburg.
27/01/2017Societe Wallone du Logement (Belgium)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Climate action: developing adaptation and mitigation measures
€ 85 000 000Improving the energy performance of social housing within the framework of the Green Investment Program (PIVERT).