CEB Award: Shortlist announced

2 juin 2022

PARIS – The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) announces the shortlist today for the 2022 edition of the CEB Award for Social Cohesion.

Launched in 2020, the annual competition bestows a €25,000 prize on a project that addresses pressing social issues in one of the CEB’s 42 member countries.

A Preselection Panel comprising four CEB staff members with expertise in social projects, sustainability and evaluation reviewed all nominated entries and assessed them on impact, sustainability and innovation/replicability. 

The shortlisted entries include:

  • The Sanctuary Runners, Ireland

The Sanctuary Runners is a bridge builder, bringing asylum seekers, refugees & the wider community together to run/jog/walk.

The Sanctuary Runners

  • Recruit Refugees Ireland

Connecting Refugees and International Protection Applicants to decent work through our platform for employers, candidates and partners.

Recruit Refugees Ireland

  • Creative Missions with ARTSCAPE, Lithuania

Fostering communities’ creativity and imagination is key to nurturing a sense of belonging, respect for diversity and thus social cohesion.

Creative Missions with ARTSCAPE

  • Center for Integration and Psychophysical Development for Refugees, Poland

Has a mission of providing refugees with equal opportunities to access services related to psychological health. We want to help them with preserving the sense of agency and facilitate their adaptation.

Center for Integration and Psychophysical Development for Refugees in Rzeszow

  • Ateliere Fara Frontiere, Romania

The project aims to bridge the gap between exclusion and poverty and the labour market for the extremely disadvantaged, through a personalized activation methodology within the circular economy.

Ateliere Fără Frontiere - pathways to social inclusion and employment for the most disadvantaged

  • Embark Project, Türkiye

Embark Project builds meaningful connections with business leaders and newcomer youth to foster social cohesion and inclusion through its innovative reverse mentoring, academy and alumni community.

Embark Project

An independent Jury of experts will meet in a few weeks to select one single award winner. The winning project will be announced at an award ceremony on 7 July, in Dublin and via livestream.

For more information about the shortlisted entries and the CEB Award for Social Cohesion please visit

Fondée en 1956, la CEB (Banque de Développement du Conseil de l'Europe) compte 42 États membres, dont 22 pays d'Europe centrale, orientale et du Sud-Est formant les pays cibles de la Banque. En tant qu'instrument majeur de la politique de solidarité en Europe, la Banque finance des projets sociaux en mettant à leur disposition des ressources levées dans des conditions reflétant la qualité de sa notation (Aa1 auprès de Moody's, perspective stable, AAA auprès de Standard & Poor's, perspective stable, AA+ auprès de Fitch Ratings, perspective positive et AAA* auprès de Scope Ratings, perspective stable). Elle accorde des prêts à ses États membres, à des établissements financiers et à des autorités locales pour le financement de projets dans le secteur social, conformément à son Statut.