Council of Europe Development Bank


Council of Europe Development Bank

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The Council of Europe Development Bank (French: CEB, Banque de Développement du Conseil de l'Europe) is a development bank, granting loans to member states to help disaster victims, help with job creation, and improve social infrastructure. The CEB’s mission is to promote social cohesion in Europe, defined as “the capacity of a society to ensure the well-being of all its members, minimising disparities and avoiding marginalisation”. The CEB pursues its mission by financing social investment and projects that serve vulnerable people, across three lines of action: Investing in people and enhancing human capital; Promoting inclusive and resilient living environments; Supporting jobs and economic and financial inclusion. The CEB is active in the sectors of health and social care, education and vocational training, administrative and judicial infrastructure, historic and cultural heritage, social and affordable housing, urban rural and regional development, natural or ecological disasters, environmental protection, MSME financing, and microfinance.
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