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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 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
15/06/2018PerMicro SpA (Italy)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Integration of refugees, displaced persons and migrants
€ 7 000 000Sub-projects within two microcredit products
15/06/2018Roma Education Fund (Romania)Integration of refugees, displaced persons and migrants€ 2 000 000The loan will be used by the REF to bridge finance three European Social Fund (ESF) funded programmes (50% of the CEB loan) and one EEA/Norway Grants programme (50% of the CEB loan). The programme loan will contribute to improved Roma access to quality education, a drop in early school leaving, updated and adapted school teaching methods and awareness rising among pupils’ parents. Final beneficiaries will be early education children, primary and secondary education pupils, parents and teachers.
16/03/2018Nuevo Microbank (ex Microbank) (Spain)Supporting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises
Integration of refugees, displaced persons and migrants
€ 100 000 000Partial financing of MicroBank's lending to microbusinesses and individuals, such as immigrants and other persons with limited access to credit with the aim of job creation and enhancing social cohesion.