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
16/06/2017Municipality Credit Iceland (Iceland)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Managing the environment
€ 10 000 000Construction, rehabilitation and modernisation of public facilities such as electricity and gas supplies, basic educational facilities, etc. The loan will also part-finance subprojects in the sector of the protection of the environment.
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.
16/06/2017HBOR (Croatia)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 100 000 000Productive investment projects undertaken by MSMEs to support job creation and preservation throughout Croatia. The loan will also part-finance investments undertaken by local and regional authorities to improve living conditions of the inhabitants.
16/06/2017Qredits (Netherlands)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 16 600 000The programme's primary objective is related to job creation and preservation via micro-credit or SME-lending, associated with mentoring. As the project targets self-entrepreneurs, it is expected to contribute directly to the creation of new business informality and insertion of unemployed or inactive people into the formal job market as well as to the preservation of existing jobs. Indirectly the project is expected to contribute to improving people's welfare and integration of migrants.
16/06/2017PKO Leasing (Poland)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 100 000 000Financing of fixed assets/productive equipment required for the core business activities of beneficiaries, such as motor vehicles to be used for business purposes, machinery and equipment as well as IT and office equipment.
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.
16/06/2017Malita Investments P.L.C. (Malta)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 29 000 000The project is expected to increase the social housing stock through the construction of 680 social housing units to be allocated to eligible beneficiaries under a subsidized rental housing scheme supported by the Malta Housing Authority.
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.
17/03/2017BZ WBK Leasing SA (Poland)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 100 000 000Programme to facilitate access to funding for Polish micro- and small-sized enterprises which are often limited when accessing the capital markets, and thereby to contribute to the creation and maintenance of permanent and seasonal jobs by strengthening their competitive position.
17/03/2017SG Equipment Finance Czech Republic s.r.o. (Czech Republic)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 100 000 000Part-financing of productive investments in MSMEs to support job creation and preservation throughout the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic. The loan will also improve living conditions in urban and rural areas through part-financing investments related to the revitalisation and modernisation of local public transportation in both countries.
17/03/2017Crédit Agricole (France)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 75 000 000Rehabilitation and upgrade of public facilities such as administrative buildings, medical and educational facilities. It will also part-finance sub-projects to be undertaken in energy management and environmental protection.
17/03/2017Trnava Self-Governing Region (Slovak Republic)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 12 000 000Part financing sub-projects targeting the repair and maintenance of local roads, bridges and related facilities as well as the purchase of service vehicles and machinery in order to increase road quality and safety. Additionally, support to investments targeting social facilities such as schools, cultural facilities or social centres in order to improve efficiency of public services. Rehabilitation of old buildings, reconstruction and refurbishment of education infrastructure, social service facilities and national and historical monuments. Sustainable use of natural resources through active adaptation to climate change with particular focus on flood protection. Moreover, support to measures for promotion of risk management in the area of climate change, support to energy-efficient solutions and development of regional competitiveness.
16/03/2017Investitionsbank Berlin (Germany)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Integration of refugees, displaced persons and migrants
€ 100 000 000Construction of shelters and housing for refugees and migrants as well as social housing for low-income persons including individual or shared accommodations for students.
16/03/2017Bank Ochrony Srodowiska SA (Poland)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 50 000 000Financing of fixed assets / productive equipment required for the beneficiaries’ core business activities, including building expenditures and related basic infrastructure, purchase of materials, equipment and machinery or vehicles. Financing of small- to medium-scale environmental investments carried out mostly by public authorities, such as construction and extension of sewage and water networks, waste management systems or thermo-modernisation of public buildings.
15/03/2017Banco Santander SA (Spain)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 100 000 000Partial financing of eligible productive investment projects and related working capital requirements in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) located in Spain to promote job creation and preservation.
27/01/2017Investitions- und Strukturbank Rheinland-Pfalz (ISB) (Germany)Sustainable and inclusive growth
Integration of refugees, displaced persons and migrants
€ 100 000 000Construction of social housing units for low-income persons in Rhineland-Palatinate. The loan will also part-finance investments to improve living conditions in municipalities.
27/01/2017SG Equipment Leasing Polska sp.z o.o. (Poland)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 100 000 000Financing of fixed assets / productive equipment required for the beneficiaries’ core business activities -- such as motor vehicles for business purposes, machinery and equipment, IT and office equipment -- in a wide range of sectors including construction, wholesale trade, industry and manufacturing, retail, etc.
27/01/2017Raiffeisen Leasing Bulgaria (Bulgaria)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 20 000 000Promoting the creation and preservation of viable jobs in Bulgaria by facilitating access to leasing for micro, small and medium-size enterprises.
27/01/2017Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka A.S. (Czech Republic)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 100 000 000Investments in fixed productive assets in order to support the creation of new jobs and the preservation of existing ones. The loan will also part-finance investments to improve living conditions in municipalities.
27/01/2017Nuevo Microbank (Spain)Sustainable and inclusive growth
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.