The social development bank in Europe

Support to victims of natural or ecological disasters constitutes one of the CEB’s two statutory priorities. Projects in this sector involve the reconstruction or rehabilitation of destroyed or damaged infrastructure, in particular housing and basic infrastructure such as water supply, wastewater and solid waste treatment, electricity and gas supplies.

To enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of the CEB’s contribution to helping populations manage natural risks the Bank has shifted the operational focus from immediate emergency response to long-term preventive action.