The social development bank in Europe

EU co-financing facility for priority projects within the Partnership Agreement with Bulgaria for the 2014-2020 programming period

  • Approval date

    17 June 2016

  • Borrower


  • Country


  • Loan size

    € 200 000 000

  • Line of action

    Supporting public infrastructure with a social vocation
    Strengthening social integration
    Managing the environment

  • Status

    In progress

Aid 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.

Areas covered:

- education and support the improvement of educational establishments and equipment
- improvement of living conditions in urban and rural areas
- assistance to refugees, migrants and displaced persons
- improving energy efficiency in small towns and municipalities
- protection and rehabilitation of historic and cultural heritage

Environmental aspects

The CEB classified the project as category “A” since it required an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) according to applicable national law.

CEB approves € 200 million loan to Bulgaria to co-finance national operational programmes

Press release 20 June 2016