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
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).
27/01/2017Societe Generale (France)Sustainable and inclusive growth€ 80 000 000Construction, extension, modernisation and increased accessibility of infrastructure and facilities of social and medical-social welfare institutions and nursing homes (EHPAD); beneficiaries will mainly be associations providing care for people with disabilities (mental or physical disabilities) and dependent elderly persons.
27/01/2017Hémisphère SCI (France)Integration of refugees, displaced persons and migrants€ 100 000 000Emergency housing and social support for migrants, refugees and homeless people.
27/01/2017Slovene Development Bank (Slovenia)Strengthening social integration
Managing the environment
€ 50 000 000Improvement of living condition of the Slovenian population through financing urban and rural modernization and environmental projects throughout Slovenia.
17/11/2016Investitions-Und Förderbank Niedersachsen - NBANK (Germany)Strengthening social integration€ 72 000 000Reinforcing social cohesion in the German Federal State of Lower Saxony by part-financing sub-projects within the framework of Lower Saxony's Housing Development Programme.
17/11/2016Government (Hungary)Strengthening social integration€ 16 000 000Covering the state contribution of the Aid for Deprived Operating Programme.
17/11/2016Československá obchodná banka, a.s. (Slovak Republic)Supporting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises€ 20 000 000Strengthening social integration by supporting projects in the 'Creation and preservation of viable jobs' sector of action via the partial financing of investments undertaken by MSMEs.
17/11/2016Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy S.A. (Poland)Supporting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises€ 50 000 000Promoting the creation and preservation of viable and seasonal jobs.
30/09/2016City of Tampere (Finland)Strengthening social integration
Supporting public infrastructure with a social vocation
€ 60 000 000Part-financing municipal investments for the period 2016-2018 with a focus on facilities for children, pupils, young persons and elderly people.
30/09/2016Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (France)Strengthening social integration€ 150 000 000Renovating homes for young workers.
30/09/2016Slovenská sporiteľňa, a.s. (Slovak Republic)Strengthening social integration
Managing the environment
Supporting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises
€ 16 000 000Finance investments in fixed assets by MSMEs 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 through the construction, rehabilitation or conversion of buildings for public use, water treatment facilities as well as investments to increase energy efficiency.
30/09/2016Trenčín Self-Governing Region (Poland)Strengthening social integration
Managing the environment
€ 13 000 000Supporting regional infrastructure in the Trenčín Self-Governing Region (TSK) by bridge financing sub-projects financed through the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).
30/09/2016City of Malmö (Sweden)Supporting public infrastructure with a social vocation€ 160 000 000Creating additional space in compulsory schools in the City of Malmö via the extension of existing facilities and the construction of new ones.
17/06/2016Government (Bosnia and Herzegovina)Strengthening social integration€ 11 000 000Using water from the Plava Voda spring (in Travnik Municipality) to supply water to other municipalities in two different regions, by creating a Regional Water Supply System, increasing efficiency and reducing long-term costs. Part-financing of the construction of a regional water supply system, Plava Voda, to ensure long-term quality water supply for five municipalities in two different cantons.
17/06/2016Government (Bulgaria)Supporting public infrastructure with a social vocation
Strengthening social integration
Managing the environment
€ 200 000 000Aid to make the best use of European financial instruments for the 2014-2020 programming period, in order to meet the country's social investment needs and to further the achievement of EU objectives.
17/06/2016Government (Cyprus)Supporting public infrastructure with a social vocation€ 32 000 000Supporting the extension and modernisation of the University of Cyprus.
17/06/2016SG Equipment Finance Czech Republic s.r.o. (Czech Republic)Supporting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises
Strengthening social integration
€ 50 000 000Fostering the creation and preservation of viable jobs by part-financing fixed productive assets in SMEs; part-financing public, private or mixed public transportation entities.
17/06/2016City of Espoo (Finland)Supporting public infrastructure with a social vocation€ 80 000 000Part-financing education investments for the period 2016-2019 with a focus on day-care centres and comprehensive schools.
17/06/2016Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg (ILB) (Germany)Strengthening social integration€ 300 000 000Creation of new rental housing options for specific target groups at socially acceptable rents. Renovation and modernisation of existing buildings in order to make them attractive again for specific target groups who can rent them at socially acceptable prices. Innovative forms of cohabitation such as multigenerational homes and residential communities are promoted.