Learn more about the Council of Europe Development Bank

The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) also provides decent loans and advisory support to social sector projects across Europe as a whole, not just the EU 28.

The CEB targets in particular countries in Central, Eastern and South Europe, such as Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Turkey.

Past projects invested in by CEB includes

  • Finland – 2006: building new rented houses/apartments for youngsters with intellectual disabilities. €100 million EUR via Pohjola Bank.
  • Romania – 2006: social centres for vulnerable children and families. €10mln to nat° gov.
  • Slovenia – 2008: municipal investments in favour of the elderly. €30mln to reg° gov.
  • France – 2014: financing the renovation, expansion & improvement of care centers for dependent population. €150 mln through BPCE Bank.
  • Belgium – 2017: Financing renovation & expansion of retiring & nursing homes. €200 mln via Belfius Bank


For more information about how the Council of Europe Development Bank can help you, please

  • Read EASPD's Briefing Note on the services the CEB offers (March 2019)