The social development bank in Europe

The CEB finances projects for the construction or rehabilitation of infrastructure, the conversion of buildings into facilities intended for public service use as well as projects involving the actual organisation and functioning of administrative and judicial public services.

The CEB has had a unique role in financing penitentiary infrastructure in its member states since 2005, when the Council of Europe broadened the Bank’s mandate to cover administrative and judicial public services. The CEB’s investment activity in prison financing makes it an active promoter of the European Prison Rules, particularly in its target countries in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.