The social development bank in 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 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
26/01/2018Investitions - Und Förderbank Niedersachsen - Nbank (Germany)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 50 000 000The programme is set up to provide soft loans to municipalities and municipal companies for investments in municipal and social infrastructure. Subprojects are expected to cover the most pressing investment needs at municipal level, including schools, daycare centres and retirement/nursing homes for the elderly.
26/01/2018Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Societa per Azioni (Italy)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 290 000 000Follow-up operation of a EUR 150 million programme approved in 2016. Providing MSME financing through accredited lending and leasing financial intermediaries under CDP's Capital Goods Apex Facility (CGAF)
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.
16/11/2017Limerick City and County Council (Ireland)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 85 000 000Opera Site Development project as part of the broader Limerick 2030 investment plan. Through providing high-quality inner-city offices and renovating on-site derelict buildings the project aims to renew the city centre and to create additional jobs.
16/11/2017University of Latvia (Latvia)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 12 000 000Phase II of the University of Latvia Development Strategy, namely the construction of the House of Science and the House of Letters as well as the acquisition of related equipment.
16/11/2017Investment and Development Fund of Montenegro (Montenegro)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 30 000 000Eligible investments undertaken by MSMEs to support job creation and preservation throughout Montenegro.
16/11/2017Government (Montenegro)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 10 000 000The aim of this Programme is to provide access to property for some 500 households experiencing problems in solving their housing needs on the free market, through a subsidized mortgage scheme.
16/11/2017Pekao Leasing Sp. z.o.o. (Poland)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 100 000 000Creation and preservation of viable and seasonal jobs throughout Poland.
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.
16/11/2017Raiffeisen Leasing Romania IFN SA (Romania)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 50 000 000Promotion for creation and preservation of viable jobs in Romania by Facilitating access to leasing for micro, small and medium-sized (MSMEs) for productive investments to strengthen their competitive position.
29/09/2017UniCredit Leasing Slovakia, A.S. (Slovak Republic)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 100 000 000Investments related to the construction or expansion of business premises or investments in productive assets undertaken by MSMEs to support job creation. The loan will also part-finance transportation vehicles and related equipment in order to modernise and expand public transportation networks in villages, small towns, towns or regions of the Slovak Republic.
29/09/2017Turkiye Ihracat Kredi Bankasi A.S. (Turc Eximbank) (Turkey)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 150 000 000Support to investments and working capital requirements of MSMEs operating in a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, agro-industry/food processing, tourism, services, construction, trade, logistics (transport and distribution), etc. The CEB loan is to mainly help expand the beneficiaries' core business activities and increase their production capacity by supporting fixed asset investments such as the purchase of equipment and machinery, as well as financing of working capital requirements.
29/09/2017Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy S.A. (Poland)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 100 000 000Programme to contribute to the creation and preservation of new permanent and seasonal jobs through strengthening the competitive position of beneficiary MSMEs.
29/09/2017Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A. (Italy)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 350 000 000Carry out repair, restoration and reconstruction initiatives of private individuals and enterprises that suffered damage from the earthquakes that struck central Italy between August 2016 and January 2017.
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.
29/09/2017Patronat Municipal de l'Habitatge de Barcelona (Spain)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 59 000 000Financing with the City of Barcelona and EIB, the construction of 2 322 social housing units in Barcelona, spread between 26 sub-projects, for the benefit of about 7 000 final beneficiaries. Its aim is to increase the public stock of affordable rental accommodation in the city and respond to excess demand for housing. Two components : social housing units for low-income persons and social housing units for elderly persons.
16/06/2017Instituto de Credito Oficial (Spain)Supporting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises€ 300 000 000Partial financing of ICO's apex lending to MSMEs including, wherever possible, those run by legal immigrants in Spain.
16/06/2017Komercni Banka A.S. (KB) (Czech Republic)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 100 000 000Construction, modernisation or rehabilitation of public infrastructure such as local water treatment and network facilities, waste treatment and public transportation. It will also part-finance sub-projects in the field of energy efficiency.